The Zsámbok team left Tapolca Saturday morning and we drove back to Budapest to greet the Budapest team arriving that afternoon. We had supper with them and shared in a great reunion with our missionaries and camp alumni in the Montázs Art Cafe. It was a late night as both teams had to get supplies before stores closed. Sunday we had just enough time to see one airplane in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship make its run under the Chain Bridge around the pylons and into the history books. It turned out to be the pilot that won it all. That was an exciting team experience.
We made it to our guest house in the village of Tóálmás in time to check in before church and clean up. We drive a rented 2000 Ford Transit 9 pax with no air conditioning. With temps in the high 90s we stay plenty warm in it, so a cool shower was welcome. We are about five kilometers from Zsámbok where we hold the camp. Mark Graves preached and we shared communion with a fully packed house of believers in the Zsámbok Evangelical Church.
This morning we counted 35 campers, with some Roma kids from other villages. The lead elder in the church finished his garage, so 12 boys could sleep on the floor and attend camp. They were slow to warm up to us, but having young teachers– Rosalie, Delaney, Katie, and Nathan, two great musicians– Tim and Gabi, prayer and encouragers– Mark and Maria, the walls are coming down. Our English lessons are from 4-5:30 pm each night, then we eat supper. Tonight we visited in homes to pray for families and invite to our open air crusade on Wednesday night. Home by 10pm or later will likely be the norm this week.
Pray for clear proclamation of the Gospel and for fertile hearts. English proficiency is zero, but the Gospel is shared in both languages.
Pray for good health and heat resistance for our team. We are blessed to be your fellow workers for the truth. Wheat is being harvested from the fields we drive through. It’s a good reminder for us each day.
In Christ, the Zsámbok team driver.