“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” Galatians 5:22a
I was warmly welcomed by Betsy Melchers (pictured on the left with me), and the rest of the Budapest City Team. There is much more happening here than can be put into words. My personal love for Budapest has grown tremendously. The Lord has opened my eyes to see it as my home away from home. I believe this is also because of the love that He has put in my heart for the people here. On my previous trips to Hungary, there was a whirlwind of activities and long 14 hour days. Not much time for many deeper friendships. But now I have the opportunity to invest in these friendships face to face instead of through a computer screen. Encouraging their relationships with Christ is an honor and a privilege that I am truly grateful for.
The Lord has put pure joy in my heart. Even after a long day I am thrilled to see what He has planned for me next because it is always an adventure. I work with several adult English Clubs and Bible Studies during the week. It’s a great privilege and joy! They are also so fun to be around! On Mondays, there is an Adult English Discussion Group. On Tuesday, I go Körösi Secondary School where we have an English Club for the parents. Wednesday is our bible study. On Friday mornings there is another discussion based English Club. Please pray for intentional conversation during our discussions. Specifically, that the Lord would give opportunity to lovingly bring the Gospel to the forefront of the conversation as much as possible.
The Creator of the Universe has given me supernatural peace. I am however having a more difficult time with my newfound independence than I thought I would. In the beginning I was packing my days and trying to take on as many opportunities as humanly possible. But that’s just it… I am only human. Please pray that I will be delivered from this worldly attitude that I can accomplish everything. Instead, may I look to the Lord each morning to seek His plan for my day.
Thanks for praying!