Monday, January 30, 2017

Grain Game Hungary Conference

Praise the Lord for how He is working!  Thank you so much for your prayers for the Grain Game and for their work in reaching young people for Christ.

The conference that took place in Érd on January 27 and 28 had about 150 in attendance, and it was encouraging to see so many people interested in learning more about how to reach kids in the often-neglected age group of 10-15.

Pray for us and others who will be doing follow-up training with workers for future Bible camps and ongoing small groups.

One of the demonstrations of creative Bible teaching by Chip

See more conference photos in our Google album.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A morning in Balmazújváros

On the road from Debrecen to Balmazújváros
This morning we headed to Balmazújváros, where we attended a weekly gathering led by Pastor Csaba Karancsi.  There was Scripture reading, discussion, and several testimonies of changed lives.  The atmosphere was of love and caring, no matter the place in life. Pray for those at the gathering who are seekers, that they will continue to learn more and will soon give their hearts totally to Christ.

When we told the group that people around the world are praying for them and Balmazújváros, they said "thank you" on behalf of their city.

After the gathering we stayed for a meeting with the pastor and other leaders. We discussed working together in an outreach planned for March. 

Praise the Lord that things are moving forward!  Pray that God will guide and be glorified as plans come together for further ministry.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Answered prayer in Balmazújváros

Sunday morning we had the great joy of visiting a church plant in the town of Balmazújváros.  This is a town that we have had on our hearts for many years; we have done projects there, had concerts, spent time prayerwalking and talking with the people.  At one point we thought we were about to see a church plant begin, but then a key family that we were working with in the town moved out of the country. 

So praise the Lord, it was awesome to see that God is working in new ways there, and a small group is regularly meeting.   Pastor Csaba Karancsi of the Újfehértó Baptist church is the supervising pastor, and a national believer is leading the Bible study each week. As we saw Sunday, the group is quite serious about studying the Word and in desiring to reach out to their community.

Pray for this group, that they will continue to grow and give God glory as they live as salt and light in their town.  Also pray for us and Pastor Csaba as we meet this week to discuss how we may partner together for further outreach in this town.

Join us in praying, using the Balmazújváros virtual prayerwalk that we made several years ago.  Now I want to make a revised version showing what God has been doing since that time!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

National believer taking new steps

Pray with us for Sam*, a national believer we have been training and mentoring, as he is taking concrete steps toward starting a new outreach ministry in Debrecen.  He has a real passion for reaching the lost, and will be meeting today with someone regarding a possible ministry location.  Ask the Lord to lead him and get glory from all that is done, and also that He would give us wisdom in knowing what our part should be in this.  Thank you!

*Not his real name