Yesterday, Sunday, September, 6th, we had a special event when we celebrated 11 years since the Taekwon-Do Club “Stolas Leukas” was founded. We were very glad for the instructors who came to celebrate and we are sorry for those who were not able to come, some of them were not in the country at the moment.
We were glad to hear how God worked in the lives of those who took advantages from the teaching they had received in this club. All those who came appreciated very much the teaching they had received from the Bible and that, combined with the systematic sportive trainings, helped them to build up righteous characters.
I was glad at the possibility to give a flower bouquet to my wife Nastica and to express my gratitude for her continuous support, help and encouragement, that I might be able to make disciples all these years.
We were very glad to see Mr. Ion Bubuioc with us, who is my cousin, but who has always been as a brother to me. He is the one who encouraged me since my childhood to insist on accomplishing my dreams and he helped me with all he could. When I came to the University, martial arts were prohibited by Communists, and he was the one who did his utmost to find the trainer Ion Cheptene. Then, he continued to help all of us to the activity of the club and he was near me and my family when we had some difficult time. We are very thankful to Mr. Ion and his wife, Mrs. Tamara.
Another wonderful guest we had was Mr. Victor Cibotarica, who helped us and the activities of the club very much through his money and efforts. Radu Filat reminded how once, when it was winter, he had no room for trainings and they were training themselves outside in snow. Mr. Victor went and did his utmost to find a place for trainings for the group where his son, Anatol was also training, and who is an instructor of our club now.
We were very glad to see Mrs. Zinaida Filat, the mother of Sergiu, Oleg and Radu and my aunt who took me many times to live at her home and served us with all she could. She was very thankful for the impact and education I had given to her sons and then she mentioned that, in that way, she found out about Jesus Christ.
I was very glad to see the instructors who came with their wives. Yesterday there were mentioned many beautiful results during these 11 years, but, in my opinion, the greatest one is the gift of eternal life by faith in Jesus Christ, that many had found out and received, and then, beautiful characters that helped the disciples to build up beautiful and happy families.
I was very thankful to all my disciples who were devoted to our common vision and especially I appreciated the efforts and the beautiful attitude of Sergiu Filat, who was one of my first disciples, and had been helping me all these years since the club was founded and when I had mission trips, he was training the team for me.
Because he was not in our country, we didn’t have the possibility to see Mr. Ion Cheptene, the president on Taekwon-Do Federation at our festivity. I want to thank him through this article for his great effort he made to train me Taekwon-Do and that when he entered the covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ, he thought at me firstly, he came me to Moscow and he paid me the ticket to tell me how to enter the covenant with God by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I did that immediately.
My teachers, Mia and Costel Oglice had a very great contribution to the foundation of this club, because they are those who taught and teach me the Word of God and helped me to make a plan and a vision to make disciples through Taewon-Do. I am very thankful to them for they way they have invested and invest their lives in the Gospel.
God bless all those who contributed to the foundation, growing and prosperity of the Taekwon-Do Club “Stolas Leukas”. Praised be His holy Name in all!
Translated by Felicia Djugostran