July 2022

July update


Above: Vacation with my two brothers Bob and Sam and their families at Ocean City.


Above: Surprise visit to Matt and Karen who live very close to Allen's parent's house.

Ministry update at BVBC

Dear friends, we wanted to extend an invitation for you to join us as we will be sharing about our ministry at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church this Sunday, July 17th in the downstairs fellowship hall at both 9:00am and also the 10:30am class time. Sharon and I would love to see you in person and look forward to giving you an update about God’s work in Hungary. BVBC church’s address is: 7 Mount Lebanon Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

planting seeds

Changes ahead

Life as missionaries is a life of many transitions. God moves us from one ‘field’ to planting us in another in changing seasons. This can create new challenges especially for our children and we ask that you pray for them as they enter some of the biggest transitions in their lives in 2022. Elianna will be beginning her first year in college. Sounds normal enough, but even though Ellie is American, she grew up in the small village culture of Hungary. This will be a dramatic change and we ask that you lift her up as she begins her first year at Moody Bible in Chicago with a desire to prepare for life in missions.


We continue to move forward with plans for Kira to attend Black Forest Academy in Germany, however we have not yet raised enough support for her first school year’s tuition ($16,000). Our first big deadline is July 30th when we are required to make our first payment to the school. It would tremendously help us to know if you are thinking of helping so that we could make decisions about next steps. Kira and Ellie have been best friends for years and what a change this will bring to Kira’s life as she begins adjusting to living in Germany and finding new friends and a local ‘family’. We deeply believe this is the best option for providing the spiritual and educational support she needs at this stage of her life.

Giving info about helping Kira get to BFA: https://bit.ly/3Q6E7NI

And let’s not forget our little Ziva who has grown up experiencing the love, help and friendship of her sisters who will no longer be in the same house. Ziva will go from being one of three girls in the home to an only child in experience. May all of these changes draw us closer to Jesus and would you join us in praying for His merciful provision and protection in all of the change. His generosity exceeds our imagination and His faithfulness has never failed us!

Upcoming schedule
  • Mercers sharing about their ministry Sunday, July 17th at BVBC fellowship hall at 9:00 and 10:30. (7 Mount Lebanon Road, Wilmington, DE 19803)
  • Allen teaching on the atheistic world view Sunday, July 24th at BVBC fellowship hall at 9:00 and 10:30.
  • Allen preaching at Bible Fellowship Church of Newark Sunday, July 31st at 10:00. (808 Old Baltimore Pike).

Above: Happy Birthday Ben (who turned 21 July 1st). Ben, Ellie and Kira are currently preparing to get their driver's licenses as this process is much less complicated in the U.S. as compared to Hungary. We hope to see you in person soon and share how God has been at work in northeastern Hungary.