And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2)
Yesterday I had an appointment with the director of the school where we started doing religious ed classes last school year. They were very excited that we were still interested in coming and hadn't been turned off by the poor behavior of the gypsy children. The director asked if we would expand the ministry to two groups - one for little kids and another for older ones who will live in the school's dormitory which they just finished building. We will also start doing social programs in the school on some Saturdays for the poor gypsy population - mostly giving away donated items, like clothes and things for the household, and organizing events for children. We hope that in these ways we will be able to bless them, build relationships with them and share the Gospel.
In other news, the Bible study we started two weeks ago in Heves is doing well. We have a core group already developing. The first time out we had about 20 people show up - last week 12, and we will see how many come out tomorrow. They core group has asked me to come out to their neighborhood and meet some of their friends who are interested in the Lord, but are too shy to come out to the Bible studies. We are planning to do that next Saturday.
The thing that strikes me is how many opportunities there are in our city and region for effective and fruitful ministry - but truly the laborers are few.
I am quite glad to see that our church is an active church that really sees their city and region as their mission field. But we there are only so many of us, and we are all busy with life - work, school, family, church - including myself.
So I am praying that God will send more workers into this ripe harvest field. Please join me on doing so!