Official statement – Global protest, April 16 – 40 days of fasting and prayer
May God bless and greatly reward all those who have supported us in our efforts for the reunification of Marius & Ruth Bodnariu with their children; supported us by praying & fasting, actively participating in all of our initiatives, and sacrificing the comfort of home in the winter for spending time and money to peacefully protest in opposition to the injustices and abusese carried out against Marius, Ruth, and their five children.
We are convinced that God has chosen Marius & Ruth to go through this trial to fulfill His divine purpose. Following these two months of protests, we clearly see God’s plan to expose Barnevernet’s prolonged and hidden abuses against parents and children targeted by this demonic system! It is disturbing to realize just how many people live under the terror of the Barnvernet, too intimidated to publicy talk about what is happening to them, and how many of these same people have developed heart problems or ended their own lives as a result of the trauma caused by the Barnevernet tearing apart their family.
We did not anticipate today’s magnitude of worldwide support for Marius & Ruth when we first took up the Bodnariu family cause. Looking back, not only were our expectations greatly exceeded but we believe that this outpouring of support is a miracle from God. The worldwide protests, assemblies, and marches of the last two months took place in 63 cities and protesting supporters numbered in excess of 70,000 individuals. We humbly acknowledge that all credit is given to God, not man, for starting and sustaining this wave of support for the Bodnariu family; support that inherently and consequently benefits all other families in similar situations.
In following days, as part of our preparation for the April 16th worldwide day of Pro-Bodnariu Anti-Barnevernet protests, we will be focusing on a number of new initiatives to support Marius & Ruth; initiatives dependent on God’s help and guidance.
As a start, all supporters of Marius & Ruth are being asked to participate in 40 days of fasting for the period March 7 – April 15. In the upcoming days, will post a fasting schedule, in alphabetical order, to help align all Christian families appealing to the Lord for the reunification of the Bodnariu Family.
Concurrently, meetings with pastors, church leadership, organizers, and media correspondents will be taking place to start mobilizing and organizing supporters for the April 16th worldwide day of Pro-Bodnariu Anti-Barnevernet protests; Chicago (Tuesday, February 23rd, 7:45pm,Romanian Tribune headquarters), Bucharest (Filadelfia Church, str. Sebastian 43, on Saturday, February 27th at 16:00), Sacramento (Monday, February 29th, 7 pm, Emanuel Church), and more.
Again and again, we thank you all in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ for all your effort and support and we believe that He will reward everyone with the words „I was kidnapped and you cared about Me!” (quote from a brother in Christ wrote the following blog posting https://vesteabuna.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/dovezi-dovezi-dovezi/.)
May God grant us victory and may our Lord be praised in everything!
Pastor Cristian Ionescu, Spokesman
Coordinating team: Pastor Daniel Bodnariu, Steven Bonica, Peter Costea, Timotei Dinică, Pastor Cristian Ionescu, Vinicius Sabău, Dennis Stoia, Paul Susman, the extended Bodnariu family