Weekly Update

I'm sure you were just asking, "What's happening 4,369 MIles away in Petôfibánya?" Here are some ministry highlights from our home away from home as our team continues to church plant in Heves County:

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Above: The theme verse for a Children's Playhouse outreach on Friday:

"Teach me to do what pleases you, for you are my God. May your kind presence lead me into a level land." (Psalm 147:10)

Here it is in Hungarian:

"Taníts akaratod teljesítésére, mert te vagy Istenem! A te jó lelked vezéreljen az egyenes úton!"

We use Children's Playhouse to follow up with children and parents who attended our VBS this year from the neighboring town of Selyp/Lörinci. As the church in Petôfibánya is gradually being brought into maturity, God has been leading our team to begin church planting works in Selyp and Lörinci. The team was encouraged by the few parents who came to Friday's outreach.

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Above Left: Tomi with his mother.

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Above: A photo from the last day of this year's VBS where parents were invited to participate in a Bible study. Tomi's mother was also present (left of Sharon). From past conversations with Tomi's mother, it is evident that she has been involved in Buddhism. Please pray for her to come to understand the claims of Jesus Christ and to respond to God's revelation.

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Above: Hungarian teammate Erika helping the kids at game time.

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Above: Some of the kids from Selyp/Lôrinci who attended Friday's outreach.

English Program Report:

Yesterday, it was thanksgiving in Petôfibánya (at least in our English program). The students were invited to a special time where our team provided an American style thanksgiving dinner and shared details about this cultural tradition. Students and teachers were able to share why they were thankful. One student, Csilla was nearly moved to tears saying that she was so thankful to have met our team. Teammate Julika was able to share her testimony and the team offered free evangelical books and Bibles to the students. Many of the students obtained a New Testament before leaving and we hope that they will begin seeking God through His word. Please pray for God to draw these students to Himself and to rescue them from the deception of the enemy!

Christmas Musical:

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Above L to R: Brenda, Julie and Janka in a team meeting in Petôfibánya. Julie serves on another Pioneers team in Hungary which equips teams like ours with resources to strengthen our ministry. Julie has recruited actors, actresses and various other helpers as she is in the midst of producing a Christmas musical that she has written. The musical will be presented in Petôfibánya three nights in a row. Petôfibánya's local government is very excited about our offering this musical and has even asked if they can help in any way. Please pray for Julie as she facilitates and prepares this musical in hopes to draw more people to Jesus Christ.

Furlough:


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Above: Giving our friends in Hungary a glimpse of the beautiful colors of fall in Delaware.

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Above: While on furlough, every Wednesday our kids are able to attend an AWANA club where they grow in their knowledge of God's word. It is a joy to see Elianna's excitement to sing the songs she is learning.

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Above: Through a gracious supporter, Ben was able to see the dentist last week. We thank God that he is cavity free. The dentist did an excellent job providing a perfect first time experience.

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Above: Some QT with Allen's parents. It is such a blessing to be able to drop in on family every week while on furlough.

Prayer Request:

- The cost of living in the US has taken its toll on our finances. We are currently renting a house, renting a car which includes insurance payments and feeding a family of five. The difference between these costs and living costs in Hungary are substantial. Many of you have blessed us with practical gifts to sustain us in this time and we thank you! Even still, please pray for us as we are reaching a place of financial crisis. An increase in one time gifts and monthly giving would benefit us greatly.
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