-There are about 3O thousand homeless people in Hungary.
-The number of homeless people in Győr is between 25O-3OO.
-The government has brought in new regulations that makes it more diffucult to give food etc. to the needy on the streets(a number of permissions needed). If someone sleeps on a bench they will be fined.
Recently Zsuzsi has been giving sandwiches to a homeless man in Győr.The man has also accepted a bag of clothes, food for his dog and a Bible! Please pray for this man that he would start reading God’s word and come to faith in Christ.
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
( 1Timothy 6,18)
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Zsuzsi and Katica are attendig a CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship) course over the next few weeks. It is a 40-hour course where they learn about teaching non-christian kids about God.
The course is held on 5 Saturdays from 9 to 16:30. The girls need extra prayer as they have school from Monday to Friday and find it hard to get up early on Saturday mornings too. 🙂 However, they always come home excited after the long day.
So far they have learned to present the Wordless Book and how to teach memory verses.
They are really enjoying the course and are ready to use their new skills.
Today I got to visit and speak in Mallow Street Christian Fellowship in Limerick, Ireland. This is my ‘home’ church where I first began to worship the risen Saviour.
Every Sunday at 1100 the believers gather to worship, pray, hear the Word, break bread and fellowship with one another. Click on the link for more details www.mallowstchristians.com/
Today about 70 people were present as I shared from the Word and spoke a little about our ministry in Hungary.
The main speakers were Berny and Michaela Tuccillo. Berny gave an excellent message using a sketch board and Michaela spoke about the work they are doing with the youth of Limerick. Please pray for them as they are a blessing to so many and their work is invaluable.
If you are in Limerick make sure to check out this wonderful group!
Today we had the honour of serving kids who are living in a state home. Most of these kids are permanent residents as their parents are in prison, addicted to alcohol or drugs or deemed unsuitable to take care of their children for some reason.
As we had received a generous gift we were able to buy the kids a number of gifts and we brought those gifts today. The kids got a play-doh set, a small air hockey table and a number of books. Kids in another home will also receive a very nice table football 🙂
Thanks so much dear friends for providing the support so we could bless these little kids who are so precious in His sight!
This evening we celebrated two baptisms. Our daughter Zsuzsi, and Alan, the son of our good friends, Timo and Yoli Nakari, both made a public commitment to Christ. It was particularly meaningful to me as I got to baptize them both!
A group of about fifty to sixty people were present and for some it may have been the first time they heard the Gospel. This was a coming together of various fellowship groups and Christians from many denominations, all united in their mutual love of Christ. Larry and Melinda Ewing, main leaders of the Friday night youth group organized the evening wonderfully!
Please pray for both Alan and Zsuzsi as they walk with the Lord and strive to know Him in a deeper way. Also please pray for the people who heard the good news tonight so that they would make a decision to follow Christ.
Hi this is Zsuzsi, I am writting the blog today. It was my second time going to a home for children with learning disabilites. I had a chance to read the Bible to them. I read the story of Noah’s ark to them and they enjoyed it very much 🙂 We brought them some snacks and we also played with them a lot. Please pray for them and that we can go again.
I also do service in a children’s home in Győr. The home is for kids who don’t have parents or they committed some kind of crime. We talk to them about God, sing worship songs or just play. I was there before Christmas and both Katica and Zsolt were there also. We were able to bring them gifts (clothes, chocolate, games, soft toys). Please pray for the teenagers there because they have gone through a lot and they don’t believe that God loves them,
In March, both Katica and I are hoping to attend a CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship) training course to teach children about God’s love. Please pray that we would both learn a lot so as to serve God faithfully!
In the photo with us are two young people who are both friends of our girls and both have given their lives to Christ in the recent past.
Zsolt is in his first year of studying engineering (Zsuzsi led him to the Lord in October) in University and Petra is a student in High School. Both spent New Years Eve with us and we rang
in the New Year with prayer, games and lots of food!
Please pray for Petra and Zsolt as they continue in their lives with Christ.
We wish you a blessed New Year! Boldog Új Évet! Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit!
It has been several years since I last had to really study (2009 actually for ordination) and I had forgotten how very exhausting study can be.
For the last two weeks I have been in Budapest on a CELTA intensive course. This is a course to train as a teacher of English as a foreign language. Although I already have a similar qualification (TEFL), I feel I need another qualification to help me get a new job (you may remember that my position at the university finished recently).
My days typically start at 06.30, school is 0900 to 1700 and then study, lesson plans and assignments till 0100.
I have very little energy at the moment but I am grateful to friends in Budapest for feeding me at the weekend! I was privileged to preach yesterday in Budapest and I have been enjoying teaching our church leaders English.
Please pray for me as I study, write and teach. Also please pray for my four girls at home as they have extra to do without me to help .
Service comes in many forms. For me over the coming weeks it will include helping two Christian leaders improve their English language skills.
Péter and Ildikó are amazing people who love the Lord and desire to serve Him. Both have undergone significant biblical and practical studies and are currently serving in Budapest.
As I am in Budapest for a month to study I wanted to find a way to help our church here. Helping these two leaders improve their English means they can witness for the Lord to English speakers and be more effective in raising support for their work from English speaking countries. Please pray for Péter and Ildikó as they improve their English and serve Christ.