Friday, October 24, 2008

Project in Balmazújváros this Sunday

Please be praying for our project this Sunday in Balmazújváros.  This is a city of about 20,000 people, no evangelical church, and only a few known believers.  We'll be setting up a booth in the open market and giving away Bibles to those who are interested and who promise to try to read it.  Pray that the Lord will bring those  people that He has been preparing to receive His word.   We're also planning a presentation at the community center in the evening on the subject of the reliability of Scripture.  Still a lot of important details to iron out before Sunday!

The pictures below are sort of a "before" and "after" of the spot where we'll be setting up our booth.  The first one shows it empty, like it is during the week.  The white building on the far left is the train station; you can see it in both pictures, which is about the only thing that looks the same between the two!  We've been coming here and prayerwalking in preparation for the Scripture distribution...our space is going to be there on the right where you can see the white marks, just before you get the little driveway.   Every Sunday morning this whole road is filled with booths of goods, and shoppers come and go with wicker baskets and plastic bags to hold their purchases.  Many of them come on bicycles.

The second picture shows the same spot as it is during the weekly Sunday morning market.  The blond lady in the pink hat is a friend of ours, and when she found out that we needed a spot for our Bible booth she offered us hers...she won't be here this Sunday and so her place is available. 

Please remember to pray for this special project, that the Lord will use it in a mighty way in the lives of the people of this town.  Thank you!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Spandex for Jesus Video!

If you haven't seen it yet, now's your chance...

The video features our summer work from 2005-2007.  If you're interested in joining us this summer, just let us know!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Rain, rain, go away!***Now updated with pictures***

Busy times here...both at our house and in Holly's student work.

Please pray with us that today's rainy skies in Debrecen clear up before this afternoon!  The kick-off to this year's student ministries is scheduled for this afternoon at 5:00 (10:00 a.m. CST), and it's an outdoor event.  A traditional Hungarian bacon roast, to be precise (szalonnasütés)...pork fat on a stick, roasted over an open fire, then dripped onto bread decorated with fresh, sliced veggies.  Yummy!  More about that later, but at this point we have no "Plan B," and the skies are gray and drippy, and look like they intend to stay that way.   Hundreds of invitations have been handed out around campus; we are looking at each other, up at the sky, and folding our hands in prayer....

Thanks for joining us!


Thank you to everyone who prayed for good weather for the cookout--it cleared up about an hour before the event began, and everything went fine!  We had a great time hanging out with those who came.  It was a great opportunity to get to know folks better, and some good conversations were had.  Here are a bunch of pictures to help you get a feel for how the evening went.