Word of Life Hungary Update:
Thank you all so much for the prayers that you have sent to us, they have traveled all the way from Dallas to the Word of Life Hungary camp. I can assure all of you that God has answered your prayers and he is continuing to do so. Every day here at the camp has been a blessing to all of us, we have been blessed with the privilege and honor of witnessing God at work. I know that God has transformed many here at the camp, those who trusted in Christ for the first time this week and those who have already trusted Christ but are still growing in their faith through this camp.
You all must be wondering why this blog is titled Kegyelem (Grace), this word had been brought up all day and will continue to be brought up within the week at camp. Every morning one of our team members have the great honor of proclaiming to all of the kids in the sports camp the testimony of Jesus Christ in their lives. On this morning of the camp, Charlie had the opportunity of sharing his testimony to the kids, and the first thing that he said to them was “Kegyelem.” Please pray that they would understand what this Grace is, the free gift that God has given us, not because of anything that we have done, but because God loves us and through the death and resurrection of his son Jesus Christ, we can have a relationship with him and have eternal life. What better gift is there?!
God has been at work throughout this whole week, but the evil one has also been working in the shadows this week. We saw it on display before we even got to the camp, through the loss of our luggage. We have also seen it on display as we had just learned that one of the the English teachers named Carol (volunteer from Florid) had gotten sick and is not well. She and her husband Max are from Florida and they have been a blessing to us and to the kids. Please keep Carol in your prayers, may she have a full recovery and be able to teach English and continue to be a witness to the kids and us. The evil one is at work in many ways, but our Heavenly Father will protect his children and will not let the evil one destroy us.
With this missions trip being my first time out of the country, it has been a very interesting experience. Trying to have conversations with some of the Hungarians is difficult but having translators are a blessing. One thing that has amazed me is knowing the the Hungarian Christians are going to be in heaven with us, and although I cannot understand them in this life, I will be able to understand them and worship with them in the next life. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. I cannot wait for the day when I will be able to to see my Hungarian brothers and sisters in Christ in heaven for eternity!
There is so much more that I want to share but it is getting super late and I will need my rest for another day full of Grace! Please be praying for the salvation of the many Hungarians that do not know Christ in the camp yet, also be praying for courage and boldness for each of us to give an answer for the hope that we have in Christ, be praying against any complications and workings of the evil one, Satan does not like what we are doing and he will try to throw everything plus the kitchen sink at us. I have seen God answer prayers in Rockford, Illinois and he will never stop answering our prayers, so pray big for the rest of this week. God is going to do something special this week!