Tapolca – Day 7 – Campbell K.

Today, we had the unique experience of joining Shaun and Sondi in hosting a church service for the few believers in Tapolca and Hegyesd.  We also invited our campers to come visit and were delighted to see 5 of our campers join the handful of believers that usually meet together to sing songs together and hear a message from God’s word.


At church, Josh preached on the parable of the good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37 while Dillon, Darien, and Sondi, helped to lead the group in singing in both Hungarian and English.  Even though number of people who attended wasn’t large we still had an amazing service.  Josh preached on how the parable of the Good Samaritan demonstrates the kindness God shows to us and how we should love our neighbor as ourselves.  It was exciting to see some of our campers at the church service and interacting with our team.  We hope and pray that they would come to faith and be committed to growth when we leave.

Since it was our hottest day in Hungary so far, we tried to escape the heat spending the day at Lake Balaton.  But before making it to Balaton, we stopped at a little restaurant on the side of the road for some Hungarian roadside food.  Most people got a burger, but Josh ordered some brains on toast for the group to try.  After giving it a nibble, I decided that it wasn’t my thing.  After lunch, we made our way to the lake where we spent our afternoon and evening refreshing ourselves in the cool water and in the shady and breeze of the trees and lake.

As we head to bed before another day of camp, there are a few things you can continue to pray for.  We will be getting some new campers tomorrow, so we would love to see then getting acclimated quickly.  More than that, we are excited to have some new students hear the gospel through Dillon and Josh’s messages, as well as our conversations with them.  We also pray that the kids who come back from last week would be full of questions about the things they’ve been learning here at camp.  Finally, pray that our team would have the energy and strength to make it through the second week at camp.

I’ve been so encouraged to see how open and attentive the students have been.  It’s also been awesome to see our team sticking together and helping each other.  We pray that God would continue all of those things into our second week.

3 responses to “Tapolca – Day 7 – Campbell K.

  1. Campbell, thanks for sharing Josh’s secret to brain depletion!
    This report MADE my day, to pray for a baby church live birth there. May many pray that these dear folks would come to faith in HIM and be committed to growth when the folks leave.
    1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 “For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.”

  2. Thanks for this report Campbell! I can’t wait to see you when you get back to Itasca campus! Praying with you and for you in the meantime.

  3. Hey Campbell, I’m so glad you were able to experience this trip. Hope all is well with you. Also, nice update!

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