Inviting students to summer camp – Ethan

I continue to help teach two English classes a week (one for adults and one for students) and am involved in weekly bible studies and a small but passionate church service.

I have also had the opportunity to go to the homes and spend time with many Hungarians, and I love these times very much. A fellow short-term missionary from The Orchard, Denise, got to share her testimony with about eight English students over dinner last week. These are the opportunities that we pray for and hope will take root.

Last week, Steve, Denise and I went to a middle school to give a presentation about Chicago to an English class. We also got to advertise The Orchard’s English camp to the students, where they will spend two weeks immersed in English lessons, worship, and gospel presentations. At the school, we gave our presentation, led a spirited chorus of “Lean on Me,” and ended with flyers for the camp.

Another school presentation today was done for 50 students, who responded very well to the invitation to English camp. We have at least five more presentations similar to these coming up, and so your prayers for that would be appreciated.

Additionally, be praying for Paul, a long-time adult English club attender, whose blatant atheistic attitude is often frustrating. Two weeks ago he said Jesus was a good man, last week he said Jesus was schizophrenic, and today he claimed that Jesus never existed. We’re going through Josh McDowell’s More Than a Carpenter with him, and it would be such a great testimony for the life-changing power of the gospel to take a hold of Paul’s life.

As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about how to support or pray, or if you have encouragement!!


Ethan Hand

4 responses to “Inviting students to summer camp – Ethan

  1. God’s blessing on you Ethan. You know you are never out of mind and we pray for you constantly.

  2. It would be great if you could give us an idea of supplies needed for English Camp. We will be there before you know it!

  3. After last night’s Momentum graduation at the Barrington Orchard Church we are all rejoicing at how God is helping us to thrive in the ministry of the gospel both near, and far away. Like in Hungary! Dillon Mack was one of those graduates, and he spoke lovingly of the new beginnings of a church in Topolca!

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