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Team Red Page - House of Joy

An integral part of Red Page’s ministry to the poor in rural Romania, The House of Joy is a dream that was birthed in the heart of our dear friend Ovidiu Patrick. Read about his journey in following God’s leading for his life and ministry below. And keep up to date with our progress as we work to co.mplete construction on The House of Joy here.

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In the year of 2000 I was desperately trying to get to America to study theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. For three years God said NO. The US Embassy in Bucharest denied my application for US visa. In that year even a congressman from Washington sent a fax to the US Embassy in Bucharest to let them know that he would guarantee for me that I would return to Romania after seminary and it still did not work.

God had better plans. He wanted me to be equipped for ministry in Romania. The calling He gave me was to be involved in Romania. The burden for Romania was so great that one morning when I was reading my Bible in 1998, I started cryingOvidiu and Adina for the lost people that will be lost for eternity without Christ, not knowing the Word of God. I was crushed in my spirit and I promised God I was ready to serve Him and to follow His calling. So two years later in 2000, not being able to go to school in America, I went to Seminary at Emmanuel Christian University in Oradea and there God gave me amazing people, such as Paul Negrut, who equipped me for ministry.The greatest blessing in my life is Adina, my wife. She is exactly what I needed for my life and for the ministry for which He called me. When I saw her, I can say that it was “love at first sight, but that was just on my side. It took me 3 years to convince her. She finally said YES and we married in 2003. Continue reading …