7/20/14 Budapest Update – Jake Nordman

Jet lag has definitely taken its toll on most of us, and any eloquence that Parents and others may be seeking in these blog posts is finite, if present at all. We landed safely on Saturday, and after immediate exposure to the heat we made our way back to the hotel. This morning started off with a European take on America’s hotel breakfast. I have to say, they do it much better than we do. After breakfast and general shenanigans quieted down, the Tapolca people packed their bags and prepared for the last stretch of their journey down the road. Post-pack-up, the entire crew headed to a nearby Mall to eat lunch. The food is more authentic than the American equivalents of “Chinese” food that is commonly found in most food courts. After spending a couple hours building stronger fellowship, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for church… in the afternoon… extraordinary concept. We headed to the ministry center with our supplies for camp. After a short briefing by Brad, and a time of prayer as a team, we headed into the chapel area for the service with the Hungarian. After an intriguing attempt at singing along in Hungarian, Jared spoke to us about Paul’s call to action in the book of Acts, chapter 20 for those interested. After some much-needed water and pizza, we said our farewells to the Tapolca team and they were on their way. Then we got down to preparing camp for tomorrow morning. Clean up and preparations went smoothly, and we left to see a view city. The view was amazing. After some time at the overlook, we made our way back to the hotel so that we can get rested for tomorrow with the kids.

This trip has already impacted me in ways tough to put into words. God has shown his glory in our efforts towards assisting one another, and the opportunity to bring a light to these lost people is an astounding feeling. I haven’t seen the kids yet, but the anticipation is strong. God’s will be done within these teens, and I have hope that we may spread seeds and become brothers and sisters in Christ with us. All your prayers are sure to help, and thank you for your continued support.
Others writing for the upcoming days so keep coming back for more stories and prayer requests. God bless you all, and Goodnight.

4 responses to “7/20/14 Budapest Update – Jake Nordman

  1. So excited for all of you! Thanks for filling us in, Jake. Those of us who are praying for you stateside love to hear little tidbits about what is happening and how we can be praying for all of you. We will be praying for the kids coming tomorrow – that seeds will be planted and that they see the Light that conquers the darkness! Sleep tight! 🙂

  2. Thank You, Jake, for filing us in! I am so proud of all of you for the boldness you are displaying by sharing the Gospel to your peers in Hungary. It’s wonderful to hear how God has already worked in you in a few short days. Much prayer for you tomorrow, the first day of camp… May the strength, courage, determination and creativity that God has placed in each of you shine brightly tomorrow and into the days ahead!

  3. So fun to hear all of this! We are thankful for each of you and we are praying for boldness in sharing the Gospel. We pray for each conversation knowing that God does not give you a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7
    Have fun and enjoy this special time!

    Blessings,
    Angie Ryg

  4. So fun to hear all of this! We are praying for each of you to boldly share the Gospel knowing that Christ does not give you a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, and love and of self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7
    Have fun and enjoy this special time!
    Blessings and Hugs!

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