We had our annual quiz event today. A total of 29 people came along (several who have never been before to our church). We played six rounds of 10 questions per round with certain questions that had bonus points. It was a hard fought contest but a team of University students were the eventual winners. Only a half point separated the second and third place teams.
Please pray with us that those who came today would have their hearts stirred to come worship tomorrow!
Mid July and August are often very quiet times for us in ministry. However it is at these quieter times that we begin to look more to the future and ask God to lead us towards new ministry opportunities. One idea we have had is to begin a Bible study group for college age students in Gyor. We are currently planning on a small group of 10-14 people meeting in our home on a weekly basis to study the Bible, have fellowship, disciple and mentor. Under the leadership of Gerry, Zsuzsi and Zsolti we have great hopes for where the Lord is leading us!
The weekly meetings will be held in Hungarian, will focus on subjects relevant to college age students and we hope to delve deeply into questions that they need answers too. With a focus on modern worship music, coffee, sandwiches and snacks we hope it will be a place where these young men and women are refreshed both physically and spiritually. Please pray for us as we continue to plan these weekly studies.
A short update on us all:
Kathy has begun full-time ministry. These past days have seen her gather clothes for a needy family, spending time with other missionaries in planning and looking after the family 🙂
Csilla did superbly well in her high school exams and will go on to further studies at the University of Pannon in Veszprem. She will be taking her degree in English studies. We are all very proud of her.
Zsuzsi enjoyed lots of vacation time! She spent much of her summer traveling and has had great fun. She will go into 11th grade from September.
Katica was successful in gaining entry to the same high school as Zsuzsi. She will spend four years there before University. As she wants to study medicine she will be on a special course with extra chemistry and biology. She has suffered somewhat recently with a sickly stomach.
Gerry is currently very busy. At a later date we will give you information about his work.
We appreciate your prayers! Blessings to you all!
In November of 2005 I was blessed with getting work a few hours a week as an English language lecturer at the University of West Hungary. By September of the following year the University employed me on a full-time contract providing much needed income and the freedom to continue ministry. In June of last year the University kindly bestowed upon me the prestigious title of ‘Magistri Magistrorum’, making me the first foreigner to receive this title.
Due to changes that the University wanted to impose on my working conditions I have decided to leave and try to concentrate on ministry and further studies. I am sad to leave but am excited for what my Heavenly Father has in store for my family and I. We appreciate your prayers for us at this time of great change in our lives and ask you to pray that we would follow His will.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.