I am happy to report this past week was a busy one! We have really been enjoying our time meeting with the students! Personally, it has been very fun for me to get to know students I didn’t talk to much during English camp last summer.
Total, we got together with 6 students this week. We usually met over a meal. On Wednesday, 3 students came with us to the visiting Canadians’ choir concert.
Thursday we held our second Bible study with the teens. There were only three students, as opposed to last week’s five students. However, it was a happy surprise, because the two girls that came brought a friend that we had never met before! This girl hadn’t even been at English camp last year. There was a sense of comfort amongst us and the girls asked thoughtful questions, as opposed to no questions asked last week. Holly, Krista and I think this Bible study went better than the last. Even though we had less show up, it was still answered prayer, just in a way we hadn’t expected.
On Friday we took a bus ride to Ajka, a nearby town. We met with three of the kids from teen camp there, and spent the day at their house. It was good to get to know more about them, and to be able to see what their daily life is like.
This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to lead Sunday school again for the second time. I have to say, this is one of my favorite things we are able to help Shaun and Söndi (the resident missionaries) with! We have been picking Bible stories out of the book of John, and the kids help us act it out. At first they were a little shy, but this week they knew the drill and we had a lot of fun with it! It is cool to see them really getting into the story, and asking questions about it.
After church we had fellowship at Shaun and Söndi’s house. We got to help Söndi make lunch, and spend more time with their boys and the Canadians. This was helpful, since we are working alongside them for the kids’ camp, yesterday being the first day of it. It was so much fun to be back in Hegyesd (the neighboring town we stayed in last summer) working camp. It was a new experience being with the younger kids, but it was a blast!
For the rest of this week, we are planning on meeting again with the students we have already met with. We will also be helping with kids’ camp, and having another Bible study in our apartment. We are so excited to see what God is going to do in this town.
We have specific prayer requests. Please pray the friendships we have begun are strengthened and that these kids are open to hearing the Gospel message. Also that everything we do here brings glory to God and that He will use us to shine His light here in Hungary to show His love to these students.
Acts 13:47: For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth”.
Thank you so much and goodbye from Tapolca!!! 🙂