I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying the days of Fall!
THANKS FOR PRAYING
The last time I wrote, I shared about a family festival that churches in our city partnered together to put on in order to show love to our community and share the hope of Jesus. Thank you for your prayers for this event!
In the days leading up to the event, many of us were under heavy spiritual attack and I was reminded afresh how important and powerful the prayers of God’s people are. I can’t say enough how much I value all those of you who are coming alongside God’s work here in Hungary through prayer. The impact is more than you could know, so thank you!
We have heard personal stories from non-Christian friends who came, telling how their hearts were touched. I am confident that seeds were planted that day and praying that many more opportunities will arise with these friends to share and message the truth of the gospel to them.
There are so many who live day by day without knowing they have a Maker who loves them and whose desire is for relationship with them. Please pray that God would be honored in our city, that false ideas of who He is and His character would be shattered and that eyes would be opened to His goodness and mercy and grace.
I have appreciated being back in the routine of school-year ministry–working with the children, monday evenings girl’s bible study, language lessons, times meeting with girls one-on-one, etc.
Monday’s nights continue to be a highlight each week! We speak often how encouraging this time is for each of us. This fall we have been walking through 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Paul speaks often in these letters about the hope we have beyond this world and the promise that Jesus will come and someday we will be with him. He writes this as an encouragement to the Thessalonians to not lose heart in the midst of suffering and persecution. The troubles of today will not last forever and we have a hope that cannot be snatched away. What an amazing encouragement and reminder!
A fun, new addition this fall is an English lesson that I have started teaching once a week at a Kindergarten in a nearby village. There are eight children in the class, mostly between the ages 4-6. I am excited for the opportunity to connect with Hungarian families and so far I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the children! This is a first-time experience for me, teaching English in this capacity, and so far I am loving it!
- Praise God for the ways He is using our Monday night girl’s study to encourage and build up! Pray for these girls that they will grow deeper in Christ in this season of their lives and pray that they will be vessels of God’s truth and grace to their classmates and coworkers and those around them.
- Continued prayer for wisdom and strength for teaching the children and caring for them.
- With the winter season drawing nearer, we are beginning to plan and prepare for our Women’s Christmas Tea outreach. Each year many women come who are not believers and we have the truth about Jesus with them. This year our desire is to share about God’s lavish love for us. Please pray for us as we plan and prepare every detail, from the craft and decorations to the message that is shared.
- Personally, pray that God will grant wisdom, understanding, clarity, and strength for the things that He has set before me.
Again, I can’t say enough how thankful I am for each and every one of you. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ, and may He give you peace at all times and in every way. You are precious in His eyes!