Saturday, August 28, 2010

Interns arrive safely - heading for Romania (UPDATED)

Aubree and Seth arrived safely this week ---WELCOME!---and have begun some of their orientation to the city and work. More of the orientation and their language lessons will have to be put on hold until after we get back from Romania next Sunday.  We (our whole team) are leaving this morning for Cornesti, which is close to Timisoara, where we'll be helping with an aviation youth adventure camp. Gary will be teaching classes on the physics of flight (with spiritual principles tied in), and the rest of us will be helping with audiovisuals, sports, talking with the campers, etc.  Please pray for a safe trip for us, for safety in the ultra-lite flights during the camp, and for good opportunities to share our faith with the campers.

To learn more about the foundation and the camp, see their website at

There are also some great videos showing more about it on YouTube.  The first one is newer, the second one shows more of the history of the work (in it you can also see Gary and our son and daughter.)

I'll post more after we get back, including pictures, but need to go finish getting ready now.  Thanks for the prayers!  

UPDATE:  Camp went very well...we appreciate everyone's prayers!  Sorry it's taken me so long to post pictures.  I'm trying to do better about keeping you all updated.
We met some local kids out by the airstrip........Craig loved interacting with the young people

One team with the wind tunnel that Gary made.....................experimenting with airflow

Gary teaching flight science with Edmond translating

We all enjoyed the food and our mealtimes together.................the model rockets were a blast (literally!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Team in transition

The Eastern Hungary Team is going through a big transition...first A.P. and then Holly finished their term of service and returned to the U.S., only a week apart.  We (and lots of other people here) miss them very much!  But we're thankful for the time they were here and for all that they accomplished.  Please pray for them as they re-adjust to life in the States, catch up on things with family, and move forward to what the Lord has next for them.   Pray for us as we also adjust to life without them, and as we change direction in our ministry here. We're so glad that Stacia will be with us for another year!

About a week from now two interns will be joining us for the school year, so lift up Aubree and Seth during their travel and orientation. Pray that the Lord will lead as they find their places in ministry here.

Back row L to R - Gary and Carolyn; Front row L to R - Holly, Stacia, and A.P.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hajduszoboszlo English camp was great!

Lessons went well, English was practiced, good discussions took place, and new friendships were formed.  In spite of some challenges due to hot weather and some strong winds, classes met each day and studied English from the story of Moses in the Bible.

There were classes in the church sanctuary, in the nursery,

in the basement, in an upstairs guest room,

in the church yard, and under the carport.

Praise the Lord for all that was accomplished!  A big thank you  from the Eastern Hungary Team to the volunteer team from Cross Timber Baptist Church of Burleson, Texas (Rusty, Deborah and Christy - back row from left - Pastor Scott - bottom left); to Pastor Tibor and his family (grouped to the right in the photo); to Eszter (center front), who translated and so much more; also to countless other church members and national volunteers who translated, taught, and chased kids.

Follow-up with new friends is ongoing, and discussion and planning for next year has already begun. Thank you to everyone for your prayers!