"Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:18-20, NLT).
God is moving in Hungary, and His purpose is evident in this team. Today, we experienced the nations coming together to proclaim the name of Jesus. What are the chances of bringing Awe Star alumni to a train station in Budapest? When planned by the Lord, 100%.
The team began ministry this morning in a square where there were many who speak English. The team engaged with many people as we shared the greatest news of all. After lunch, we recited memory verses but also learned why it is important to get our hands dirty for Jesus: Jesus did the blood, so we can do the mud. This teaching focuses on Jesus' ministry and why it important to deny yourself and take up your cross daily to make Jesus known. The team engaged in meaningful worship together as we spent time in small groups to continue ministry for the afternoon.
The team then met a man from Nottingham, England, named Terry, and a former military officer, Laury. These gentleman work with Youth with a Mission and engaged the people of many nations in Budapest. As the team joined to engage the people, you could hear about Jesus loving everybody from the banjo playing in the square. It was powerful to see people stop and engage in conversation, and the team has seen the brokenness of people struggling to believe God is true and exists. Today, the team saw God draw a man closer to the Lord through salvation. The team rejoiced and celebrated this man's decision, as he is now a child of God.
The Lord wasn't done yet encouraging the team as Isaac Valdes (Panamanian translator/contact and Awe Star alum), his wife, Ingrid, and daughter, Janna, who serve in missions in Barcelona, Spain, came to see the drama and encourage the team. The team then met another Awe Star alum, Jason Teboe, who serves as a missionary with his family in Budapest from Germany. Jason prayed over the team and shared his heart about reaching the nations no matter what comes your way. The team traveled the metro to practice engaging the city but is amazed at how God is answering prayers.
Would you join us in asking for more prayers to be answered in salvation? The team has grown more excited to experience what God has planned and cannot wait to tell you more of the great things God has done!
Your prayers are cherished,
—Eastern Europe Leadership