Thursday, September 27, 2007

Training and Outreach in BUDAPEST, Hungary!!!

Hello Friends!

Two weeks ago I set out for Budapest, Hungary with my Discipleship Training Staff team from Constanta, Romania, for a week of training and evangelism. We joined up with the staff team from YWAM Budapest- enjoying sharing our experiences in working with discipleship schools, learning how to better work together as a team, and praying for God to move in our schools to reach the lost and see His Kingdom come in Budapest.

During our time in Budapest we also had the amazing blessing of reaching out to the city with the Catholic church. Two years of preparation had gone into this week long "City Mission" outreach to the people of Budapest and all over the city you could find Christians sharing the Gospel through music, art, preaching, scripture reading, liturgy, clowning, face painting, and conversation.

Our team from YWAM Constanta, and Terry Williams from YWAM Budapest had an awesome week working along-side "New Jerusalem" a charismatic Catholic church in Budapest. I was a butterfly for the week, painting kids faces and some adults too! Terry was the clown standing next to me in the picture to the left and we had a great time shining the love of Jesus on the people we met.

The rest of my team had many conversations with people about the Lord and we even met some Romanians that we could share with in Romanian! It was an awesome time of seeing how God moves when his people are in unity. Some people responded to altar calls that were given and a lot of precious seed was sown into the hearts of the people. Keep praying that the believers in Budapest will feel free to continue to share about our Saviour and the new life we have in him. God is moving in that city!!!

Thank you for being a part of what the Lord is doing in Eastern Europe through your prayers and finances!!! Stay tuned for more on what the Lord is doing in Romania :)

Monday, September 03, 2007

To the States and Back Again!

I was homein the States in June and July and had a great time. I was so blessed to be able to visit my grandparents and aunt, uncle and cousins in Florida, then went to Colorado to see another aunt and uncle and more cousins, and then went to Oregon with a side trip to California! Yeah I was all over the place but it was so good to catch up with people after being gone for almost 2 years! I wish I had more time to share about my time at home, but that will have to wait for the time being. I just want to catch you up really quickly on some of the recent happenings around here.

Now I am back in Romania and for the past month our ministry team here at YWAM Constanta has been hosting outreach teams. We had a total of 8 teams, but I was only here for two of them- one from England and another mostly from South Korea. Its been great and they have really helped us with reaching out to some of the kids here in Constanta. We've been focusing on two poorer neighborhoods here in the city and it has been such a joy to bring life and hope to these communities through loving on the kids. It is one of my favorite things!!!

There are pictures of my time at home that you can see through my flickr link to the left and below you can see pictures of the kids outreaches we've been doing. I was also able last month to see one of the girls from our Day Center ministry get baptised! Praise God for the fruit he is bringing in the lives of the kids there! And also at the elderly people's ministry run by the local church I have been attending- Good New Church. (The older men in white below are from their ministry!) Thank you for your prayers and support! You guys are a part of this awesome work that the Lord is doing here in Constanta, Romania!
"All that is not the love of God has no meaning for me. I can truthfully say that I have no interest in anything but the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. If God wants it to, my life will be useful through my word and witness. If He wants it to, my life will bear fruit through my prayers and sacrifices. But the usefulness of my life is His concern, not mine. It would be indecent of me to worry about that."
- Dominique Voillaume
(From "The Signature of Jesus" by Brennan Manning)