On August 28, the new Parliament will meet in the first plenary session. The four democratic parties formed a coalition called the Alliance for European Integration. On the one hand, the AEI has made a lot of progress in negotiations, but the process has not been finished yet. On the other hand, the communist party puts a lot of pressure especially on one of the parties, a member of the coalition, trying to hinder the agenda of the AEI. It is very important that the AEI is able to pass the first test in this session: to stay united, to elect the speaker of the Parliament, and to form all the committees.
On August 27, Moldova will celebrate 18 years of independence. Pray that next day after the Independence Day opens a new page in our history. Pray for all four leaders of the democratic parties. Pray for unity, wisdom, courage and integrity of the MPs members of the coalition. Pray that negotiations will be finalized before the first session starts.
I would like also to tell you that on August 6th I presented to the Congress (Convention) of the Baptist Union of Moldova my final report as a Bishop of the Union. On the same day the Congress elected a new Bishop. His name is Ion Miron, the former General Secretary of the Union. Please pray for him and for the new Executive of the Union.