Weekly Update


Our friend Julika who had a cancerous tumor removed on Tuesday is recovering from surgery well. She has had various tubes removed and is already doing physical therapy. She should be returning home within the next few days. Last week, Miki initiated a plan to fix up Julika's apartment for her return. Through various donations, Miki and Allen were able to replace Julika's 'holy' (that is full of holes) bed, with a new one. While installing shelves for her three kids, Miki noticed that her kids' beds were also in terrible shape. We were also able to get new mattresses for them. We hope that these small gifts will make her transition from the hospital back to home a bit smoother and more comfortable for the entire family. You can continue to keep up to date on Julika's progress here:


C'mon dad...can't you make lasagne or something?

My hands were full with taking care of Kira, Ben and Elianna the last few days as God provided an opportunity for Sharon to go to a women's retreat Thursday through Sunday. I took advantage of frozen pizza's, hotdogs and Cheerios to keep them content (or to keep my sanity?). There was great rejoicing when mommy returned this afternoon!


Above: Elianna and Ben taking advantage of God's provision of beautiful weather and our new steep driveway.

Sunday Worship

Hugi's husband Gábor shared how God spoke to Him through Scripture while currently going through a time of testing in life. As he recently lost his job was going through difficult times, he began questioning where he should turn and what he should do. God directed him to Hebrews 4:12-16

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.  And no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account. Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.

Gábor said that God made clear where he needed to go in these difficult times...to God's throne of grace.

Christian school

Over the past few months, Miki's wife, and another Christian teacher (Anita) who lives in the neighboring town of Selyp have been pursuing the idea to begin a Christian school in Petőfibánya. Both Erika and Anita have teaching degrees and have worked in Petőfibánya's public school. One of the next steps in seeking to begin this school is partnering with a non-profit organization. We will be meeting with such an organization this Tuesday to discuss ways that we might partner. Please pray for God's provision and direction in this whole process, that we may follow His will.
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