Warm Homecoming. Thank you all. =)
Youth Day was a success. We played a game called Trees and Squirrels and everyone really loved it. I have some hilarious video clips. Pastor Yang and his wife were so good at the game!!! They really have youthful hearts. Praise the Lord.
After playing the game, we caravaned to a little European tourist cluster right before we went to a MEDIEVAL RENAISSANCE FAIRE right under the old castle of King Alabad. We ate Medieval Hungarian food… That was quite an experience. And then, we visited the 4th biggest cathedral in Europe… It was big. WE WALKED UP A SPIRAL STAIRCASE TO THE DOME OF THE CATHEDRAL!!! That was an exciting and dizzying experience. After that, we visited a castle, and a palace. I don’t know which was which but they were both pretty. And then, we enjoyed the nightscape of Budapest and the Danube. There were fireworks. =) That made up for the 4th of July.
During the day, we were able to share a lot with the Czech and Hungarian youth. The fruit of the day: two committed guys who are willing to lead the Hungarian youth. Praise the Lord. We were so touched.
On Sunday, Delia showed great obedience and maturity and went on a trip to another city with Pastor Joseph and Pastor Peter. We had a little bit of free time to shop here, and then we practiced for the performances given at night. We ate dinner at church and the evening service was great. I didn’t have much time to participate in the service because the Czech youth had material that they wanted from my computer. We wiped out a whole iphone to put on songs that I had gotten from Johnny. They love them. Thanks, Johnny. Praise the Lord we had them.
Sunday night, Delia, Steph and I debriefed for a LONG time but it was good. We all learned a lot. God really grew us and I’m so glad we had a chance to work together.
Today, we are going out with Robin. He is a part of the other Hungarian youth group right now. He will be coming to America mid-August to attend Biola University! I have talked to him a lot about it and I would like our congregation to help him a bit. He will be there by himself. His family will be staying in Budapest.
Okay then. Praise the Lord, Praise the LORD, PRAISE THE LORD! =) God has been soooo good and we have been soooo blessed!
Have a good day. See you in LA soon!
by His grace,becca
=) Our last day of evangelizing in the market was great.
Friday morning, Delia, Steph and 2 Peters left with Pastor Joseph for a place 2 hours away where they started a new branch of HOC.At the Europe Market, quite a crowd gathered to watch one body worship and two skits. Pastor Yang gave the gospel message, prayed the prayed of salvation and prayed for healing.
In the afternoon, we were able to pray together, fellowship, and I was able to learn more about the youth situation here in Budapest. i was so blessed by this time. During the gospel meeting at night, we saw a few people who were at the market that morning. Praise the Lord. =)
Today is Youth Day. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Pray that we will be able to communicate all she wants to say in Chinese through the Holy Spirit. Please pray that we would have the right attitude and wait upon the Lord at every moment of today.
We are going to go to the park and play two icebreakers, and then head off to a warm springs place. We will also see one of the biggest churches in the world, a palace, and more of the hero square. We will finish off the day atop a hill, watching the sunset over the bridges ofBudapest…or at least that’s what they tell me. =) I’m excited. Praise the Lord and may His name be glorified through our personal testimonies today.
=) Have a great night/day!
Wednesday was great. We were able to serve the Czech “Family House” in Buda. It’s not really an orphanage. The buildings looked old outside, but the inside was beautiful and well renovated. Praise the Lord. The children looked well cared for and the had heard the gospel before. We made the gospel bead bracelet and they loved the skits! I think the thing we are able to bless the Czech team with is our skits. =) Praise the Lord. Also, we were able to share about having accountability partners and morning devotions. We’re continually finding new things to talk about in our growing spiritual relationships.
In the afternoon, we rested and were able to serve during the gospel meeting. In the afternoon, Delia and Steph learned a candle dance! =) It was cute. During the gospel meeting, I believe there were 2 people who were saved.
It’s Thursday night and we’re sitting with some Czech girls…talking. =) Today, we started the morning with devotions, breakfast…and body worship! They love body worship and skits. Praise the Lord. They’re learning so fast! We’re running out of material…so we’re going to Tiffany’s youtube site to learn new ones…to teach them! This is a challenge. =) I am downloading all of the material so they can take it on a USB drive.
We went to Tang Ren Market…Chinatown in Budapest! Praise the Lord, there were people who were listening to the gospel through their open windows on the third and fourth floor! We passed out our gospel meeting flyers first. And I gave out a flyer and evangelized in Chinese for the first time! It was exhilarating! =) God is good. I am learning to be more bold in the Lord!
One thing we forgot to do was prayer walk the place. We should have done that. I will not forget that ever again. After lunch, we walked back to our hostel. The walk was about 25 minutes and Delia, Steph, and I decided to prayer walk! It was wonderful. After resting, we went to the 2nd largest park and prayer walked for three things: 1. More youth to preach the gospel to. 2. Commitment among the Hungarian Chinese youth. 3. More power in the missionaries!!!
Pastor Yang is an anointed leader. We have learned a lot. Please pray that we will continue to grow in obedience, discipline, and waiting upon the Lord.
Okay. I must go talk. The Czech girls are so funny. They are so cute. We love them so much. =) Please pray that we serve them well.
Tomorrow, Delia and Steph are going to a place 3 hours away with Pastor Joseph. Please pray for them. They will be working with Peter 3 and Peter 2 as a team. We have 3 Peters here. And one Jacob. =)
I am tired. I must go now. Good night. God bless you!!!
That means hello in Hungarian. =)
Tuesday was a good day. We taught the Czech youth the Eat, Work, Sleep skit, the Heart Skit, and the Sticky Sin skit. They also learned Lord I Lift Your Name on High body worship. They are so good. They are so willing. They already know so much but they love learning new things. I was greatly humbled and encouraged by their attitude.
Steph, Delia, and I are in the middle of breakthrough. We didn’t do so well leading worship. We were not able to get the Chinese lyrics typed out in time, so we led 2 English songs. Although the Czech youth helped us sing in Chinese, it was very difficult. There were a lot of contributing factors, but I am so so proud of us for really trying to do what Pastor Yang wanted us to do by faith. I think the obedience in this situation brought the breakthrough. I know that God was really teaching us through this situation.
Pastor Joseph brought up the Czech youth after to lead worship and we were blown away by how anointed they are. Their prayers and worship really brought the Holy Spirit into the place. We have so much to learn from them. I wish the whole English congregation could see their heart of worship. It was beautiful.
Steph, Delia, and I are still adjusting to the different style of worship and messages. It’s amazing to see how God can bring depth in our relationship with Him in so many different ways. Pastor Yang spoke about not being self-centered, but really looking to God for everything. It was such a blessing.
At the end, 4 PEOPLE GAVE THIER LIVES TO GOD! PRAISE THE LORD! God is so good and so gracious. I don’t care if we have to be awkward and painfully frustrated by the culture difference over and over again. If it will help save souls, we will do it. However, I have talked to Auntie Faith and asked her to fill our Thursday worship slot with the Czech team. After talking to them, we decided that we would introduce the youth to “America (Christian) Music” during Young People’s Day on Saturday. =) God has a plan and we will seek His face.
Today, we are going to a Hungarian orphanage. We will make the gospel bead bracelet with the kids, we will play games with them, and we will do two skits and a body worship. Please pray that God sustains us and blesses them. We want the whole orphanage to be saved. =)
Okay. God bless you! Good night/morning!
by God’s grace,becca