Ahoj, (Hello!) from Slovakia!
We are so amazed at all God has done today in Sturovo, Slovakia, and in Esztergom, Hungary.
The team traveled by railway this morning out of Budapest and began to see the countryside. Small European villages peeking around curves in the mountains and farm animals crossing train station walkways are just a few things we found along the way. Ultimately, the encouragement being shared between the team members began the day in ministry.
The team joined with Golgata Church, a church plant from Budapest Golgata Church (Calvary Baptist Church). The members were so encouraged and thankful to see the drama and to worship with the family of Christ. The team engaged the streets of Esztergom with music/worship and then took the first step toward another country.
Though one bridge connects two different towns in two different countries, the differences in buildings, landscape, and language are vast. The team had an incredible opportunity to spend an afternoon in a children's home. These children were rejected by parents and family but have been exposed to truth today as the greatest news was shared, even in the pouring rain. The team also prayed for the pastor of the church and workers who volunteer every week to help these children.
Please continue to pray for the children's home manager, Zollie. He takes care of 11 children who did not know how to speak any language when they first arrived to the home. Zollie continues to strive to seek what is best for these children, but we were able to encourage him as he continued to see the Good News.
The children's home ministry was not the end of the team's work in Slovakia, though. An almost bare town square met the team after spending quality time there. The team began to look for people to invite to the drama and as they began drama ministry, they saw people coming from all different sides stop to see and hear the gospel.
Though the team traveled to each of these sites today, the Lord has begun to move our hearts for the people of Eastern Europe, seeking more time to engage in conversations of seeking truth. As we prepared to leave the country to head back to Budapest, the river view of the Basilica across Slovakia was a must-see. The team saw a large group of people standing and admiring the same view, but as one of our leaders was asked to take their pictures, a man asked where we came from.
"We are a group from the United States sharing a drama that has been all around the world."
This man's name is Yury, and we asked if he was Hungarian. Yury replied, "We are proudly Slovakian."
Next, the leaders were asked if the drama was in Slovak, and what are the odds? We happened to have the drama in Slovak for the people to hear the good news. This large group of people was intrigued with the hidden message you see with your heart and pieced together the truth of Christ, but the families, we found out, go to church every Sunday together and believe in Christ. This drama was a vast encouragement to them, but as the team began to encourage them, God had brought other people from many places to hear the good news for the first time.
We thank you for your prayers and continued encouragement! Please join us in prayer for continued divine encounters and opportunities to share.
—Eastern Europe Leadership