Sweet Sleep – Moldova – Prayer Need

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Sweet Sleep Prayer Warriors!

Below you will find the text of an email from Valeriu Ghiletchi that we recently received. Val is the former Bishop of the Baptist Union of Moldova—with whom Sweet Sleep has had a partnership with since 2006. He is now a member of Parliament and, as a Christian and an orphan advocate, his seat holds an important place in the future of the country. Additionally, there’s a Nashville connection. His oldest son, Stas, graduated this past May from Belmont and returned to Moldova this summer to marry and live. His second son, Eugen, is currently a student at Belmont. Both are good friends of ours.

Please be in prayer as directed below…

Dear friends,

For more than two years, our country does not have an elected President. The political, economic and social context of the world is not very encouraging. Arab countries are shaken by Islamic revolutions. The United States and the European Union are facing a major economic crisis with consequences difficult to predict.

In this context, political instability caused by the absence of the President makes our country more vulnerable to the problems faced by the whole international community. On November 18th 2011, the Moldovan Parliament is set to elect the President. The risk of not electing the President is quite high, because until now there was no candidate to register, although the deadline for registration is November 14th.The prophet Hosea speaks of a similar situation as a judgement of God: “For the children of Israel will remain a long time without a king …” (Hosea 3:4).

Therefore, realizing that everything is in the Lord’s hands, I urge you to pray for the election of the President of the Republic of Moldova, that MPs have political responsibility and discernment to vote for a candidate which will bring the country to the normal path and that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and dignity. (1Tim. 2:1-3, Eph. 6:18).

Serving Him together,

Valeriu Ghiletchi