Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grain Game takes it to a new level

For several years now the Grain Game foundation has been doing creative, fun Bible camps for the young people in Karcag [KAR tsag]  in partnership with the Hungarian Baptist church there. It has been a joy and blessing to work with them.

As I type this, the foundation president--our good friend Chip Riley--is there doing a follow-up winter party for these kids.  This time he's ramping it up to a new level!  Instead of Bible lessons reinforced with unforgettably crazy games (shaving cream pie in the face, anyone?) they'll be taking a look at some pretty serious, worldview-altering topics.  Slideshows and real-life stories will bring them face-to-face with Grain Game kids like themselves in nations around the world.  Kids with a different skin color, very different backgrounds and life situations, but with the same basic needs.

  • Pray for the Karcag kids as they are confronted with the reality of what it's all about--with the lostness of the world, how God is working, and how they can be involved through prayer and missions.  
  • Pray for good communication and wisdom for Chip, for Gary, and for Tom, the kid-loving translator who is helping out.
  • Pray that God will speak to hearts and birth a new passion for following after Christ as never before.

Thank you for being a part of what is happening in Karcag today through your prayers and support!

Karcag Baptist Church's  photos from last year's Grain Game camp:

The Grain Game website:

From the city of Karcag's website -  tourism info in English

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Coffeehouse is back!

Just a few hours from now the soothing strains of live piano music will set the mood for a new semester of weekly coffeehouse events here in Debrecen. Pray that tonight will be a great time of re-connecting after the holidays, and that the Lord will use the conversations to soften hearts and draw people into relationship with Him.

For more information and photos of past events see "Connections Debrecen" on either Facebook or Google+.