Saturday, August 27, 2011

Please pray as Gary travels and for the camp - UPDATED

 Gary just left for Romania with a carload full of interesting stuff for the Angel Wings aviation camp in Romania this week...a homemade wind tunnel, homemade model of a plane with electronics and moving parts to demonstrate flight principles, other items for demonstrations and lessons (and most likely a toothbrush.)

     Here are some photos from last year's camp so you can get an idea of what it's like:

A teams of campers with the wind tunnel......Gary teaching, with Pastor Edmond translating to Romanian

Staff & campers enjoying good Romanian ultralight getting ready while another comes in to land

   Please pray for safe travel for Gary, that he won't have trouble at the border (his cargo looks very unusual and there is also the possibility of trouble with paperwork), and that the camp will greatly impact the young people for Christ.  Principles of flight will be used to illustrate spiritual truths, the young people will experience a lot of Christian love and bonding through sports, music, and worship times, and they will have the opportunity to fly in an ultralight plane.  For many this will be the first time they have ever flown in any kind of plane!  Please pray for safety in all of the activities.

For more information about the camp and the Angel Wings foundation, find them on Facebook, the foundation
 web site, and their YouTube videos (the newer video or the original that gives more background info.)

Thanks for your prayers!


I got a message from Gary that he made it through the border crossing just fine!  Thanks for praying...please continue to pray for him and the ministry at the camp. May this week be a turning point in many lives.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Saying goodbye

     It hasn't been an easy day for us today, as the time finally arrived to take our co-worker Stacia to the airport in Budapest and see her off on her return trip to the States.  It's been a great two years, though, and as her term has now ended we can only praise the Lord for letting her be a part of our team. She's been a blessing in many people's lives - ours included.  We know that she'll continue to stay in touch with good friends she's made here, and will keep on mentoring them and drawing them closer to the Lord.

    Please be in prayer for her over the coming hours, that she and her luggage will all arrive safely, and that her reunion with her family will be a great time for all of them.  As she adjusts back to life in the U.S., please pray that she will find a job to support herself and work on paying off college loans, and that the Lord will guide her as she begins seminary in preparation for future ministry.

   Stacia, thanks for your heart to serve the Lord, and for all that you invested over these last two years. May God richly bless you as you move into this new stage of your life....we'll miss you!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20 - St. Stephen's Day

August 20 is St. Stephen's Day, celebrating the founding of the nation of Hungary over 1000 years ago.  As they consider their history, pray that Hungarians will find a personal relationship with Christ that goes beyond tradition and national heritage.


Here in Debrecen a big part of the celebration is the Flower Carnival, which includes a huge parade drawing participants and spectators from around the world.  Flower covered floats, marching bands, flag teams, baton twirlers, and marchers in traditional dress represent countries such as Italy, Germany and Israel, as well as those above wearing traditional Hungarian clothing.

**The photos shown above were actually taken a previous year--our camera is currently having serious problems which we hope to have repaired soon.