Photo of dramatic statue of King Bela IV



Our family lived and served in Budapest from 2002 to 2004, and we have lived in Vác since October 2005. We teach English to partially support ourselves. Otherwise we work among both Deaf and hearing Hungarians in order to show the love of God, share the good news of Jesus Christ, and encourage churches to be led by God's Spirit instead of by human rules or traditions.

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Serving in Vác among the Deaf and the hearing

This Week's Prayer Requests:
Thursday, October 26, 2016

  • Lea here. Thanks so much for praying! The Hungarian holiday seems to have passed without too much of a hitch. I was in Budapest two days before the holiday, and they were setting up platforms for speeches and such, and there were lots of historical pictures, wreaths, and memorials. One article mostly talks about the prime minister’s speech, and it said there were a few “scuffles.” Apparently there was no tear gas.
  • We three are about to enter a few months of increased travel. I go first: Fall break begins on Saturday, and on Friday I leave for a week-long trip to Virginia to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday. 
    • Please pray for my health, because there are a lot of illnesses going around Vác, and my throat feels weird. :-/
    • Please pray for safety while traveling, especially while driving on the roads. Pray that my brain handles jet lag better than it did in August. 
    • Please pray for Ren's travel, too, because she plans to travel between Williamsburg and Roanoke on Saturday and Sunday.
  • For a while Doug has felt the need for a personal retreat, and my absence would be an opportune time. Please pray that he and God will have a rich, meaningful time together while I'm gone. Please pray that he "may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that [he] may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:18-19) Thank you for praying!

Photo of flags of the EU and Hungary flying from a second-story balcony.


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