The link below is to an excellent blog written by a good friend of mine who specialises in helping people to improve their relationships with God, their spouse and those around them. I highly recommend you take a few minutes and check it out!

Expat Marriage.

Powerlifting is certainly my favourite activity at the moment. I really enjoy challenging my body to lift more and more. I particularly enjoy the dead lift (this is where you lift the bar from the ground to your waist in one fluid motion and then put it back down again). This exercise places a huge strain on the lower back, core muscles and the shoulders therefore at heavier weights I need to wear a large thick leather belt around my waist to prevent serious injury. Recently I achieved my best lift ever at 290 kilo (638 lbs or 45 and a half stone in old money for my Irish readers). It sounds like a lot (because it is) but the world record is currently (for my age and weight group) 305 kilo – so I have a way to go yet!

Interestingly although I can physically lift a lot of weight I cannot bear the burden of my sins. My sins are more than I could ever hope to lift. Indeed if I even begin to contemplate the sinfulness in my life, the burden of it pulls me down into despair. Are you burdened by sin? Is despair seeking to drag you down? Remember this beautiful verse:

1Pe 2:24  Christ carried the burden of our sins. He was nailed to the cross, so that we would stop sinning and start living right. By his cuts and bruises you are healed.

Not one of us can carry his own sin burden, it is simply beyond our human capabilities – Christ our Saviour is the only one strong enough to lift that burden!images

Kathy and I both enjoy drama. Here is a video of us ‘on a train’ with the difficulty of not speaking the same language. If you speak Hungarian it will make sense, otherwise…. sorry 🙂

As many of you know Zsuzsi was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor in May after months of testing as to why she was suffering with headaches. Her CT scan showed a 8mm growth on the membrane. As you can all imagine we were extremely worried yet trusting in the Lord.

Luk 5:12 Jesus came to a town where there was a man who had leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he knelt down to the ground in front of Jesus and begged, “Lord, you have the power to make me well, if only you wanted to.”
Luk 5:13 Jesus put his hand on him and said, “I want to! Now you are well.” At once the man’s leprosy disappeared.

As a family (us and many of you) went before the Lord in prayer and fasting and we saw a true miracle take place. An MRI took place two weeks ago with the miracle being that the tumor is entirely gone! As a person with a nursing background I know it to be physically impossible for an 8mm tumor to disappear in four weeks – but for God it was His will to heal her. Thank you Lord! Please do keep Zsuzsi and all of us in your prayers so we can serve Him in full health and with joy.Image

Our ministry is two-fold. Firstly bringing the Good news of Christ the Saviour to those we meet and secondly helping those with social needs. Here is a video of a fantastic UK based charity (Operation Orphan) and a little introduction by Gerry to explain the needs of people living in Hungary today. Hope this gives you an idea of the type of work we do.