School Visits – Denise

student-performerWe went to school this week–three times!  First we sat in on a singing competition at a school in Tapolca. The students sang traditional Hungarian folk songs individually and “a cappella.” It was wonderful. Erika, one of the school teachers who attends our weekly English class, had invited us to sit in on the competition.  Emily and I (Denise) went to the same school the next day to be judges for the English language competition. There were 19 students competing for the prize. We had fun and got to see what it looks like inside the classrooms.

students-from-schoolToday, Steve and I went by bus to Szigliget, a town about 25 minutes away, with one of the teachers, Eva, who comes to Sunday services. She had invited us to come to two of her classes to talk to the kids. We had a wonderful time with 7th and 8th graders telling them about Thanksgiving and encouraging them to give thanks to God for all their blessings. Our visit was over before we knew it. We closed with prayer. It was so uplifting to see their smiling faces. After the bus ride back to Tapolca, we had coffee with Eva and had a good conversation about praying for the people in this region. We agreed on the need for believers to press on in prayer as the struggle is great. Please pray for more workers in the harvest here, who are willing to persevere in prayer.

Last March we met László and Gréti who work for Gideons. I told them that it was a Gideons bible I had read in a hotel room that first drew me to the Lord. We saw them again a few weeks ago and they asked me to write up a short testimony for Gideons International and send it to them for publication. Now it is available in Hungarian and English. The Lord works in surprising ways!

Thank you for your prayers as we wrap up the last few weeks here. We want to be His vessels in a dark place.

For His Glory, Denise

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4 responses to “School Visits – Denise

  1. Denise, your visits to school sound fun!
    So Eva drives 25 miles each Sunday for church at Topolca? She’s committed- that’s excellent!
    Did the students seem pretty open to the idea of our celebration of Thanksgiving? They must’ve been, if they were smiling.
    I love the work of the Gideons. The first Bible I ever had was given to me in Navy Boot Camp by Gideons!
    You all are, indeed, a light shining in the darkness.

    • Eva lives in Tàpolca and works as an English teacher at a school in Tapolca and in Szigliget. She has no car. Most people use public transportation here.I asked the students what they were thankful for and encouraged them to tell the Lord.

  2. So gale you visited schools. I did my African presentation at Eva and Erikas schools…so met some of those same students you met. I continue in prayer for you during these last weeks.

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