God is moving in the Baltics as an emerging testimony of miraculous freedom
comes from Slovakia and Romania.
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What a tremendous opportunity to minister here in Slovakia and Romania. God is doing a very special work
and we were truly honored to be a part of the TC Slovakia 20th Anniversary celebration and the dedication of the David Wilkerson Chapel on the campus of Slovakia Teen Challenge. From there, I headed to exciting outreach in Bucharest with Catlin Baciu and the men of Romania Teen Challenge.
~ ~ Romania ~ ~
Wilkerson Chapel

I love the ministry of Romania TC. Catalin Baciu, their founder and Executive Director is a special man of God. They have built a powerful ministry here. While some show me their buildings, each day Catalin took me to the streets, the alleys, the shadows where addicts walk and they know him there … They know he brings Jesus.

What a tremendous legacy. The roots that David Wilkerson planted in Teen Challenge almost 60 years ago are alive in Romania. For them outreach is not something "in addition" to the program --along with love & discipleship, it is the program. On Tuesday, after a long day, late in the night, he took me to the sewers.

Descending the ladder he asked, "Can I bring my friend, Bernie?"
"Yes," they said. Together we shared and prayed for broken people as he invited them to come to Teen Challenge ...
To come to life, to hope, and to freedom.


In the sewers, addicts gather, Romania TC ministers to the broken, they descend to the sewer, steam pipes can heat to over 100 degrees. They huddle together to carve out a life, but they are not really living, they barely survive. In the midst of addiction and pain
I asked one man, "What is your vision?"
He answered, "I hope I can be 'live in 'de' mornin'."

~ ~ On the street-Sered, Slovakia ~ ~

I was extremely blessed to be with Stanislav at TC Slovakia and be a part of the incredible celebration. It was wonderful to minister to the students, participate in the dedication of the Wilkerson Chapel,
and to minister at local churches. My favorite part of the trip was a street meeting in the center of town with Teen Challenge and some local churches My Slovakian translator, Pavel did a great job ,Battling bad weather, we prayed, God held up the rain and showed Himself mighty are we prayed with folks. Wonderful to be joined by Tom Bremer, Global TC Europe Director, "traveling Light and even our dear friend Janusz  Górnicki from Poland, Winiarczykówka Teen Challenge

What God Can't Do

 “Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? ... 6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. Is 53:1


Chapel Dedication
20th Anniversary Celebration
Slovakia Teen Challenge

On December 6, 2012, Traveling Light announced "Project Chapel" Sered, Slovakia. It began with a sketch of a small chapel that was going to be constructed on the premises of ​​the Teen Challenge Slovakia They blessed them with a generous gift in three phases for the construction of this house of prayer and gifts from Europe TC kept them moving. The project was completed with a major donation from an E-ntercession partner & prayers & giving of others.

September 4-8 we were in Sered, Slovakia for the official opening of the David Wilkerson Memorial Chapel, and then celebrated the 20th anniversary of TC in Slovakia.

It is a beautiful building, but more than that it serves as a church to the neighborhood! The men in TC co-labored with the construction workers to build this beautiful chapel and they're proud of the work of their hands.

One think I know David Wilkerson would have loved is- as you enter Wilkerson Chapel the first thing that catches your eye is not just the beautiful woodwork and rafters, but the cross in the front and a pulpit for God;s word which are the center of this ministry.


I just came across an old story in a folder in my file cabinet. In 1989, a team of Rehrersburg Teen Challenge Choir graduates ministered on campus at Cambridge University in England. Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university. It grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute.

Surrounded by skeptics and agnostics, the TC Rehrersburg choir ministered enthusiastically and their enthusiastic robust testimony and sound drew a crowd. Some onlookers were unable to come up with an answer for the miracles God had done. Hearing irrefutable testimony of the changed lives of the men of the Teen Challenge Choir,  some in the crowd began to heckle, falling back on a "theological" discussion of the nature of God.

Laughing, one man asked, "Can God do everything? "
Confidently Lenny answered, "My friend, He is a miracle working God. He changed my life. He is omnipotent, He can do anything!"

"Well then, answer me this," he said, "Is it possible, can God create a rock so big that He cannot lift it?"

"Of course, " Lenny replied enthusiastically. "He can do anything!"

"Well then," replied the heckler, "If God can create a rock so heavy that He cannot lift it, then God is not all powerful because that means He cannot lift it."

I have always found it fascinating that the human heart, self-willed and arrogant, faced with the miraculous, would rather play word games than come to FAITH! According to his argument, omnipotence is self-contradictory, so God cannot be omnipotent. Well, in truth it is not that simple, the explanation is more important than the answer.

The foundation of this foolishness is misunderstanding about words like "almighty" or "omnipotent." These terms do not say that God can do everything. Rather, they contrast God's overwhelming power with our limitations. Power is the ability to effect change - to create or make something happen. God (being unlimited) has unlimited power, and the Bible affirms this (Job 137:23; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 4:8;).

JJ Packer says, " ... God can do whatever is possible to be done. God cannot, however, do that which is actually impossible. This is because true impossibility is not based on the amount of power one has, it is based on what is really possible. The truly impossible is not made possible by adding more power. Therefore, unless context indicates otherwise (e.g. Matthew 19:26 where man's ability is being shown in contrast to God's), impossibility means the same thing whether or not God is involved."

This philosophical conundrum is based on a false premise- that God being almighty means that He can do anything. In fact, the Bible itself lists things God cannot do.

He cannot lie.
Hebrews 6:18 So that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

He cannot deny Himself.
2 Timothy 2:13 If we abide faithless, God remains faithful he cannot deny himself;

Not only does the scripture list  things God cannot do, reason dictates there are many things He cannot do.

He can't go anywhere, He IS everywhere. He is omnipresent

He can't learn new things. He already knows everything. He is omniscient

He cannot fail, He is all powerful. He is omnipotent.

He cannot stop loving you. He is omni-for us, no matter what else may be against us (Rom 8:31)

Philosophical questions are built on reason and words The power of God goes deeper than reason and words and, through faith, is the Truth that rules everything. The things that we "reason" that God cannot do are not because of the limitations of God but because of the nature of words, reason and our perception of reality itself.

God cannot do that which is not actually possible, like creating a two-sided triangle, or a married bachelor. Just because words can be strung together in a foolish question, does not make the impossible possible - they are contradictions, and in reality, truly impossible.

But when all of our foolish human reasoning is finished, please do not forget this, God did send a Rock, and the stone that the builders rejected is our Rock. That Rock is Jesus Christ. God sent Him to lift the burden that is crushing lives through sin, self, and our unconscionable selfishness. His love does more than lift our burdens, He overwhelms them. Whether addiction, despair, brokenness or betrayal, these rocks can only be lifted by the one true Rock, Jesus Christ.

The world has no answer for addiction and reason cannot supply a cure, but this Rock, Jesus Christ,  He has changed it all. He has set us free. He may have created people foolish enough to ask silly questions, but He cannot create a loser, He can only set them free. And the most important thing that I can share . . .

The One thing God CANNOT DO--He cannot stop loving you!
He will never give up on you.

~ Romania Teen Challenge- "43" Church ~

In Bucharest, I was honored and blessed to minister 43 church.( Biserica @43 ). Pioneered by Catalin and Oltita Bacau, the birth and growth of this amazing multicultural church is nothing short of miraculous. Based on Isaiah 43:18-19, Behold I will do a new thing... "43 Church," began to reach out to Teen Challenge students & their families. Touching the pressing needs of their city with supernatural answers and practical help, they they are touching the city and the nation.

It was so exciting to minister there with brother Catalin. The student body choir from Teen Challenge Romania rocked the house as they helped me in song..

I also had a tremendous service in a Gypsy Church on the border of Bulgaria and God truly moved powerfully as over 150 came froward to confess Faith In Christ
~ Meeting the homeless in Bucharest ~

In an abandoned buildings, a relic of communist days, down an unlit corridor at the end of the hall a dirty, a tattered blanket covers a door. Behind the blanket, in a cluttered room are the "second generation" children of communism. A product of Nicolae Ceausescu's vision of Romania, parents required to bear children but unable to care for them, surrendered them to a huge infrastructure of orphanages for "training." In 1989, when these orphanages were first exposed, it shocked the world. But what happened to the children left behind?

Abandoned children coming of age were turned out from the orphanages with no vocational skills, little preparation and ended up in the streets, the sewers, and the dead-end streets of Bucharest. Vulnerable to addiction, that is where Catalin Bacau started the outreach of Teen Challenge Romania. Now those same children, once abandoned by their parents, have become parents and find themselves trying to raise their children on the street. Catalin took us the people they are still ministering to. We prayed and offered hope

One woman took my hand and cried, "I want so much more for my two babies." Romania Teen Challenge and their out reach, 43 Church remain committed to the streets and the desperate need from them sewers to abandoned buildings.