Saturday, June 29, 2013

PTL, volunteer team arrived safely

Praise the Lord, the Cross Timber Baptist Church volunteer team arrived safely last night with all their bags.  This afternoon and evening will be a cookout and planning time, so pray that lesson plans and logistics all come together well.  Continue to pray for those who will be attending the camp, that a huge impact will be made on their lives as they hear the Gospel.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Volunteer team on their way!

A volunteer team--friends from Cross Timber Baptist Church in Burleson, Texas--will be arriving in a few hours at the airport in Budapest, then coming by van to Debrecen.  They, along with other volunteers and the national believers that we are partnering with, will be serving at an outreach English camp in Hajdúszoboszló (July 1 - 5). 

Pray for the team's safe arrival, and that all their bags and needed supplies make it!  Also pray as we continue to work on logistics and preparation for the camp, and that the Lord will prepare the hearts of camp attendees to hear and respond to the Gospel.  Pray for Gary during this busy time, that he will have wisdom in how much to do, relief from pain, and that his recovery from surgery will not be set back by any of the work.

Our virtual prayerwalk of the city of Hajdúszoboszló includes photos from previous years' English camps.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thank you for keeping us on the field!

Praise the Lord for those who faithfully give through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions and the Cooperative Program - your gifts keep us on the field, and we are grateful.  What a privilege to be able to be here and see first-hand how God is working to change lives, and what a blessing it is to be a part of it!

Although the 2012 Lottie Moon offering--finalized last week--fell short of the national goal, it was still the 3rd largest in our history!  Thank you to all of you who partner with us in giving, praying, and going to reach the world for Christ.

Article about the 2012 offering:

How to give:

Interested in doing more?  Contact us about possibilities for coming as a short-term volunteer.  It's amazing how God can use any skill or gifting in His service!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thank you for praying...floodwaters receding in Budapest

Praise the Lord for a good report so far regarding the floodwaters in Budapest.  Please keep praying for all those who have suffered losses, and for those further south who still face rising waters.
From the Budapest Times:
"Danube has peaked in Budapest, now receding slowly
The Danube has passed its peak in Budapest and the main forces must now be focused on the section down river of Budapest, where record levels are also expected, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told reporters on Monday morning at Római part, a riverside neighbourhood in District III, north Buda, the worst hit part of the capital.
“A lengthy stretch of the river must be defended to the south, so the key question now is the sensible deployment of resources”, Orbán said."

Saturday, June 8, 2013

State of emergency as Hungary expects worst-ever flooding

Please pray for Hungary and other European countries--Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic-- currently being hit by floods.  At least 15 people have been killed across Central Europe, and many cities and towns along the Danube River have already had to evacuate. Water levels are expected to reach record highs this weekend in Budapest, and volunteers are busy making preparations.

English article on the Hungarian Baptist Aid site:

News article from BBC News: