Greetings! We all made it safe and sound to Hungary and we are all getting acclimated to the new time zone. After 12 hours of sleep last night, we all had a wonderful Sunday in Budapest.
The morning started early for Brad M., Kari, Mark and myself as we traveled through the fog covered countryside of Hungary to the small town of Vestrem to attend a worship service of a small church plant. I was greatly encouraged by the worship and preaching of the word. Even though I did not understand the words and could not sing along, my heart was warmed by the movement of the Holy Spirit in the room as I was reminded of the fact that one day there will be a great multitude from every nation, tribe and tongue singing praises to our God. I long for that day.
Brad M. preached on 1 Thessalonians 5.16-18 and the word of the Lord strengthened the saints. A pastor shared with me after the service that these were the very words he needed to hear. His church is suffering through financial setbacks and has been negatively affected by some government sanctions but was encouraged that even though he was not able to rejoice for the circumstance, he was able to rejoice in the circumstance.
This afternoon Tom O. preached on Mark 10 and encouraged KEGy (the church we’ll be serving at all week) to serve one another as Christ has served us.
The team and I are looking forward to what the Lord will do in the week to come, please pray for us as we start English camps tomorrow. Pray that the Lord would give us boldness and opportunities to share his gospel with these students, some of whom have never heard the message of Christ before. Blessings to you!
Josh, thanks for this report!
Praying BIG for the Lord to open doors for the gospel to be shared early and often. <