Many of you are aware of the wonderful ministry taking place in Hungary that we are involved in, With two church groups (one in Budapest and the other in Győr), I (Gerry) am honoured to lead this ministry. However, it all takes money and that means we need your support! We are not asking for you to support us but rather to support the church itself.
So what do our churches in Hungary do? Bible studies, counselling, ministry to children, high schoolers, University students and families, church services in prisons and work with the homeless are just some of the areas we serve in. We are seeing communities and lives transformed by the love of Christ. Although we currently have two churches in Hungary, we connect to a number of ministries across both Hungary and Romania. For a relatively small group, the Lord has given us a huge territory and blessed us with many connections into ministry. Actually, we struggle to meet the demand. We struggle to finance everything the Lord is calling us to be involved in.
Our vehicles are old, yet we need to drive a couple of hours each way to hold services at the largest prison for women in Hungary. What a blessing to be able to reach those who are currently imprisoned! We desire to offer good quality training for those in pastoral development but hosting teachers requires finances as does the paying of bills for the facilities we use. We reach women who have been abused and have left their homes, prevent children from being forced into prostitution and human trafficking, yet to do all this we need to ensure that staff are paid. We need you! The smallest of gifts will make a difference and enable us to reach more and more people with the Gospel. Perhaps consider skipping one meal this month and using the time of fasting
to pray for the church in Hungary and give the money you would have paid for the meal to support this minstry.
See the following video if you would like more information. The end of the video contains a link where you can give. I urge you to consider giving to the development of the church in Hungary. https://vimeo.com/371887075
Today we had the privilege of delivering 14 shoe boxes, bags of soft toys and clothing and a box of books for kids to be distributed to the needy in Táp and the surrounding villages.
The ladies group put together seven shoe boxes on Friday morning and the youth group put another seven boxes together Friday morning. Each box contains goodies such as chocolate, a soft toy, a mug, pencils, hats, slippers and scarves.
Those who receive these gifts are likely to get little if anything else for Christmas. Pray they would be blessed and that the giving of these small gifts would open their hearts to the greatest gift of all!
Today we went to the orphanage to hold a Christmas service for the kids. What an honour to present the Gospel to these kids! Nine of the twelve kids were present and we enjoyed singing worship songs, a drama presentation, prayer and the giving of gifts.
Afterwards we had some really meaningful chats with the kids. One of the older boys (L – 17 years old) and Gerry talked for a good twenty minutes. Please pray that this will open the door for further conversation in the future.
We are grateful to so many people. Financial support from a kids group in New York, local fellowship folks who made beautiful cards with Bible verses and donated soft toys, and you all for praying for these kids!
One of the older boys got the following verse: Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
Our prayer is that all these kids will know the truth and be set free!!!
Csilla has just started university in Veszprém this week. Zsuzsi and Katica are starting tomorrow. It is Zsuzsi’s third and Katica’s first year in high school. Please pray for a great school year for them and the other students.
Today Zsuzsi, Katica and I delivered the school supplies, some food and other essencials we purchased for the childrens home. The social workers and the children were very thankful.
Thank you to those who gave towards this and are praying for us. Every contribution makes a difference, however small! “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” /2 Corinthians.9:7/
Please continue to pray as I (Kathy) begin helping some of the children and maybe a staff member with their English at the home.
Take time to look at the pictures we took today. As you can see the kids were really happy for the gifts. 🙂
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!