Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We're still here / major happenings in Hungary (Updated Apr 15)

Yes, we're still alive and kicking here in Debrecen.  It's been so long since I posted that it's hard to know where to start.  Plus it's about time to fix dinner, so I don't have much time to write...yes, real life needs to go on!

The main thing I want to say now is to please be praying for Hungary.  In case you didn't see it in the news, Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány resigned today with no successor yet named.  In a time of economic crisis and general widespread dissatisfaction, this development brings an even greater feeling of uncertainty.  Pray that the Lord will intervene and help this nation, and that He use this whole situation to bring glory to Himself.  Also pray that Hungarians--and people where you live, too!--will find hope and peace of mind in the Lord.

UPDATE (April 15, 2009)

Please continue to pray for Hungary and for the leadership and people here.  I saw in the news this morning that a new prime minister, Mr. Gordon Bajnai,  is now in place.  He is promising to implement tough austerity measures to deal with the current economic crisis, saying that things will get worse before they get better.  Demonstrators have been demanding that Parliament be dissolved and a new election held.  If you're interested in reading more about the situation, here's a link to an article in English:  Protests as Hungary's PM sworn in  (BBC News)