I hope everyone is having a fabulous afternoon or night if you’re here in Budapest! It’s Friday and wow what a blessing this week has been, from singing and dancing bright and early at camp everyday, to playing charades in English class, God’s love has been radiating all around us.
Although the morning started out frantically for the junior girls and I when we accidentally woke up only 10 minutes before we had to leave (such a Friday move), today turned out to be an incredible end to the week. The sleep deprivation and the lingering end of the week energy was overcome by the power of God and I truly feel that everyone put full effort into the day to serve the Lord today. Our English classes seem to get closer and closer everyday and although talking about movies, foods, and famous people with the Hungarian campers is fun, we had many fruitful conversations today! I could see the Lord working in the hearts of the kids through all the conversations I and many of my teammates had with kids about the sermons, the Hungarian small groups, or just about Christianity in general. For example, today I shared my testimony with a girl and although she has already accepted Christ, she told me that she was thankful for how God had brought her to this camp because she was inspired to live for the Lord like the leaders do. Amen to God’s grace amiright!?
After taking a quick trip to mini Greece, aka an adorable restaurant called Dionysus, our team visited the Shoes on the Danube Bank, a memorial dedicated to the women and children who were killed there during World War II. There is so much sin, hatred, and sadness in the world and while standing along side the Danube I was reminded that the world needs the salvation of Jesus Christ more than ever and that is why we are here in Budapest.
Just a little encouragement for your weekend comes from Mark 10:45 to remind you to continue to serve others as Jesus served and to strive to love everyone as deep as He does, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
I am so incredibly thankful for my team and the work that God is doing through us and the amazing kids of Hungary. I pray that He continues to open their hearts and fill them with the same hope, forgiveness, and eternal life that I have received in Him through faith.
Szia from Budapest!!!