Romanian Leadership Meeting
Tom Langley reports on the outstanding Romanian Leadership Meeting that WEI hosted in Sinaia,
October 13-14. Thirty-five elders, missionaries, and national church leaders met for two
days—to report, plan, and pray together. Bill Morgan and I were privileged to participate in
that meeting and to observe the dynamic Romanian leaders in action.
Tom says, “Three of the four Romanian national leaders that sat on our panel discussion
studied WEI ten years ago before becoming Christians: Nicola Corded, Stefan Rica, and Ady
Pulaski. All three of these men were first introduced to the Lord’s church and the truth of
the Gospel through WEI.
The only one who did not study WEI before becoming a Christian, Vaile Autos, is now teaching
others the WEI Romanian Beginner Course, the Basic Course, and the Advanced Course in
Ady, Stefan, Vaile, and Nicola
“All four of these men are now preaching and
teaching in Romanian congregations without a full time American missionary presence. I thought
that was pretty exciting!”
We commend Tom for a job well done in organizing and directing an excellent leadership
Bucharest National Conference
Following the Romanian Leadership Meeting in Sinaia, we all went to Bucharest for the 2004
Bucharest National Conference. More than 200 Christians from twenty-one congregations
National leaders gave exciting reports. Among the most memorable were those given by
representatives from Timisaora and Lugoj in western Romania. (See
picture on page three.)
Nicola Coder, Andy Mateo, Tate Cerulean, Sergio Login
of Church in Timisaora
When Tom Langley and I visited the church in Timisaora in April 2003, Frank Thornton and
Nicola were planning summer activities. They were preparing for a medical clinic, an
evangelistic campaign in Timisaora and a WEI campaign in Lugoj.
According to Tallulah Thornton, “the Timisaora church began with Nicola Corded and his years
of searching for a way to learn English. Nicola was traveling home from work in 1990 and
decided to buy a newspaper, which was not a daily habit. On the last page, he found a World
English Institute advertisement. Nicola responded to the ad, and within a few weeks, he
received study materials. He continues to say, ‘That was the beginning of a new life.’
“In 1993, Nicola and his wife Radical were baptized in Bravos. Upon returning to Timisaora,
they invited friends to their apartment to read the Bible, sing and pray. So began the
“In 1994, the Hartselle [AL] congregation became aware of these Christians. With help from a
church in Arkansas, a building was bought to provide the Christians a place to worship.”
Nicola concludes, “In 1995, there were five of us. Since that time, the Lord has increased the
number to 91 members and a host of friends who are regular in attendance. The church is
growing in numbers and in spiritual maturity at Timisaora.”
Church Plant in Lugoj
“The Lugoj work began by campaign workers meeting with World English Institute students and
their friends. In 1999, a Christian couple, Sergio and Vail Login, moved to Lugoj from
Timisaora. Three people were baptized, and the visitors increased. Four more people were
baptized, and the visitors continued to increase”
At the National Conference in Bucharest, Sergio said, “Last year, you were informed that a new
congregation of the Lord had been established in Lugoj and that eight to ten brethren in
Christ, together with 20-30 friends were worshiping each Sunday. At this moment, I am telling
you that the number of people meeting for worship has almost doubled.
“In addition to our meetings for worship and Bible study, I must tell you about a Medical
Mission and an Evangelistic campaign developed during summer time through the initiative of
the church from Hartselle, Alabama.
“Another great joy to report is the program for young people developed through World English
Institute with the participation of our brethren from Hartselle and Timisaora.”
It is gratifying to know that WEI continues to play a vital role in planting churches in
New Birth in Durrës, Albania
Ray and Shelley Wheeler report that a young girl named Oriole was baptized into Christ on
October 24. “She graduated from the WEI course in March, yet continues to hunger for the word.
Most recently, we studied John and Acts. We are excited to see the seeds we plant come to
fruition by the grace and love of God.
Tee Pope says, “She had been studying for a long time and came to the decision to be washed by
Jesus’ blood. Our hearts rejoice.”
Campbells Return to Albania
Lloyd (Butch) and Suzanne Campbell have been serving as missionaries in Tirana, Albania for
Back in the spring, Butch had a near-death experience with kidney failure and returned to the
States just in time to save his life. The doctors said that if he had waited another
twenty-four hours to fly home, he would have been dead-on-arrival.
The Campbells’ sponsoring church in Maryville, Tennessee has stood by the Campbells during
this crisis. Now, Butch and Suzanne are eager to return to their work in Tirana. Please join
us in praising God for Butch’s recovery and for the Maryville
Butch Campbell with His Student, Olsi Kodra
· $1,500 a month to offset WEI’s shortfall in the Gresham office.
· $500 a month for the WEI teaching facility/church building in Tirana, Albania.
· $2,000 a month for a Leadership Training School in Tirana, Albania.
· WEI teaching materials for the Buduburam Refugee Camp near Accra, Ghana.
· Personal Support for Tom and Angie Langley as they work with WEI in Maryville, Tennessee.
· Funds for the work in Kenya.
Thanks, Dear Friends
Thank you for your positive response to our recent letters and newsletters. Some of you are
partnering with us for the first time, and we are grateful for your fellowship. Many of you
have been supporting this ministry on a regular basis, and we love and appreciate you for
that. May God bless you.
With your help and God’s blessing, we pray that
WEI will end this year in the black. God is using WEI in 174 nations. To him be the glory.
This is our final newsletter for 2004, so we take this opportunity to wish you a happy holiday
season . May God bless us all with a healthy, prosperous New Year. We love you.
---Dick and Maudine Ady