Day 8 – Budapest – Angie

“Four Americans walk into a Hungarian art cafe…”

Although this sounds like the beginning of a killer joke, it’s actually the beginning of a killer day.

This 13838414_10154099550395379_378246090_omorning, I got to attend a small church service held on the patio of the Montåzs art cafe along with Christine Z., Dave, and Dorothy. The service may have gotten a little confusing at times, being translated from German to Hungarian to broken English, but the unmistakable presence of God was in the room. Although I wasn’t able to communicate with most of the people in the room, we were all there to worship the same God. As I attempted to sing along with the Hungarian lyrics on the screen, I thought of Revelation 7:9-10

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the lamb… crying out with a loud voice, ‘salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'”

We might not have been able to understand each other, but we were all brothers and sisters in Christ. So even though I got funny looks attempting to pronounce the foreign words on the screen, I was joyful, because I knew that was a small picture of what heaven will be like.

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After the service, we met back up with the whole group at Allee mall to have lunch. After we had stuffed ourselves in the food court, we headed back over to KEGY. Once we were there, we pulled up chairs to form a big circle, and Brad debriefed us from the last week and started preparing us for the coming one. One activity that was involved was going around and encouraging each person on the team individually and praying for them. This was really encouraging for all of us and there was a feeling of excitement and readiness for the coming week. After this, we set up the chairs in the room for church and set up our classrooms for the coming week. The church service began and it was really exciting to see some of the kids from English camp attending per our invitation! Brad gave a sermon on worship from the book of Nehemiah. Once church ended, we hopped on a tram and went to a restaurant called Vapiano and filled our stomachs with pasta, salad, pizza, and some of the best desserts we have had the whole trip. We are back at the hotel now preparing for tomorrow by reading the book of Philippians and playing intense games of “One Night”.

Even though I wasn’t able to think of a punch line for that killer opener, I’m hoping this account of our killer day was sufficient.

Szia for now!

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One response to “Day 8 – Budapest – Angie

  1. Thanks for the update. What a wonderful picture of heaven with people from every corner of the globe! Praying for you all in this second week of camp.

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