Sunday Worship

This morning, the core members of our church in Petőfibánya traveled into Budapest to Janka's sending church. Janka has been serving on our church planting team for over two years and has been a key person in our work in children's ministry throughout our target area of outreach.


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Above L: We were thankful that Dezső and Márcsi joined us this morning, as they witnessed the baptism of three members of Budafoki Baptist Church. Márcsi was recently saved and we hope these baptisms encouraged her in her faith in Jesus. Above R: Hungarian partner in ministry Janka.

We praise God that Hungarians are also involved in sending and supporting church planting work!

To all you father's out there, "Happy Father's Day!" I share with you gratefulness to God for the privilege of being called, "Daddy". I treasure holding my children, seeing them grow in wisdom and personality, and most importantly, seeing them gain more and more understanding of their Father in heaven. Benjamin and Elianna made special cards for me today and also shared their apples with me from their Happy Meal at McDonalds. Kira was kind enough to smile for me today (Below R)


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I was surprised to see Viki come to worship service tonight. I haven't seen her for months as she commuted to school in Budapest. Now that summer has arrived, we hope that we will see her more often. As some of you recall, Viki was saved a few years ago in one of our summer english camps. However, it seems as if we were not able to strengthen her in her walk, and because of work, school and other plans, Viki in a word 'disappeared'. Please pray that there will be a revival in her heart, and that she might gain a hunger to know God and be transformed by His love.

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Above L: Viki and Brenda catching up. Above R: Ildiko has been a regular attender to our church for the past four years. Years ago, before we even began the church plant, Ildiko and her husband Laci prayed that the Lord would bless Petőfibánya with a church body. We are thankful for her prayers, which obviously played a part in the work that is happening today.

The first one to 'show-up' tonight was Gabi. As we were practicing worship for tonight's service, he passed me his bible and said, "I found some scripture that is really true about the world we live in today..." It was 2 Timothy 3:1-5

"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power."

I am thankful for Gabi's hunger for the scripture and his realization of the way it speaks with authority in our lives.
After service, I was excited to see Dezső in conversation with Hajnalka about spiritual things. Dezső is taking more opportunity in using the gifts God has given him to serve in the church. I heard them both say that they would continue the conversation on thursday (bible study at Miki's house). Please pray for Hajnalka who has not yet come to understand the unique and free gift of God's grace found in Jesus Christ.

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Above L: Janka prepared a Father's Day show with the kids in church tonight. Above R: Dezső seeking to guide Hajnalka to the truths found in Jesus.
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