Monday, August 09, 2010

Summer Update

Greetings from Eger!

We hope you are having a nice summer. For us, this is one of the busiest times of the year, but one of the most exciting and fruitful. We will be traveling to the US in September and October on the following dates:
  • Denver: September 2-22
  • Southern California: 24- October 14.
We are looking forward to seeing family and friends; if anyone would like to meet, please write us so we can set something up.

Here's what's new with us:

We bought a new car in June - a Dacia Logan. It seats 7 and we love it; it totally meets our needs, and it was certainly time for us to get a new car. You can read more about the car here. Our old car is up for sale here; please pray that we are able to sell it soon.

The biggest event for us every summer is the English Camp. We put a lot of work into preparing for it, and it has been getting bigger and better every year. This year's camp was very fruitful, and right now we are working hard on following up with the kids who came to camp., through our youth group, which is led by Dani. A lot of kids have been coming to youth group, which has been great to see. Read more about English Camp and youth group here.

We have a new co-worker at the church here in Eger. Scott Fales arrived in July from Southern California, and will stay for at least one year. He has been a big help so far, with the youth and with setting up the church. More about Scott here.

The church is doing well. In this year we have said goodbye to a few key people, but there are many new people in the church, and we see the Lord at work amongst us.
We started doing some mission trips to Ukraine, which we plan to continue. More about Ukraine here.

September is a really busy time in the church, and one of the months when we do a lot of outreach, as students return to the city and people are back from summer holidays.
This September, the major outreaches we are planning are: Distributing "Survival Packets" in the dormitories of the Eger College with a follow-up event in October when we return, and a medical outreach in the city center for World Heart Day. We did both of these outreaches last year too, and we hope this year to do them better and more effectively.
For the church, this will be an interesting time, as they will do these things without us here to oversee them. We know that this will be a stretching, but good thing for them.
It is a real blessing to see the growth in the church, and that the ministry of the church carries on without us.

Felicia is doing great. She is now 6 months old, and it seems that she is totally healthy. We still continue to do her therapy, although less now than before. The doctors are amazed and are saying that most likely she will have a FULL RECOVERY! We are so thankful to the Lord for healing our little girl. You can read more about Felicia here.

Nate will be 3 years old on September 1st. He is a big boy, and full of energy. He has really enjoyed summer time and getting to spend so much time outside running around and swimming. He is good at soccer and loves cars and trains - and sometimes his sister too. We enrolled him in Hungarian nursery, which he will start when he comes back from the US. You can read more about Nate here.

Balázs will start 10th grade this fall. He will be coming to Colorado with us, and is very excited about going to the US. Balázs is a really good kid, and it's a joy to have him as part of our family. More about Balázs here.

Rosemary is very tired because of the kids; Nate wears her out. Rosemary had a major role in organizing the English Camp, which was a lot of work, but she was satisfied with how well the camp went. She is enjoying not having any major programs this month before we head to the States.

I, Nick, apart from pastoring the church, still teach English part time. I am sill doing my theological studies, but have enjoyed a nice break from it during the summer. I stay busy, but it is a blessing to make my own schedule and be together with my family a lot.

Prayer requests
  • For safe travel and a blessed time in the States.
  • For the church, its ministries and outreaches, especially while we are away.
  • For the kids' health and development.
  • For Rosemary to be refreshed and strengthened.
  • For our marriage to be strong and healthy.
Thank you for your prayers and support!

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to hear that the English camp drew a large group of young people and pray that they are lead to join the Church Youth Group. We are looking forward to your visit in Colorado.