What a full day of ministry the team has experienced today! From the beginning of the day to where we are now, only God could have done such great things!
This morning, the team stepped into action, growing stronger in worship together here at the hotel with windows open and hearts singing. Even though it was raining in the city, the opportunities nearby began to fall into place. Buildings all around us in Europe have several stories of decorative walls and windows, and we are thankful for this for many people opened their windows to hear the greatest news of all. The students pray for rain to come during drama ministry as they love to display the gospel through this, wanting people to be transformed by what Christ has done at the cross. Several times today, the team experienced God placing people who needed to hear the gospel at bus stops, parking garages, and even in shops in the local mall where we ate our lunch.
The team began to prayerwalk and engage people in the mall here in Pécs. We gathered together to hear stories of their divine encounters, but the team ultimately asked for more time to pass out tracts. Our team's desire to engage in this place has been contagious to those around us, as several in conversation today have been attracted to the beauty of the gospel. Hungarian businesses prohibit religious topics from being discussed publicly, but security guards remained in their places as the team traveled throughout the mall. God had a purpose in sending us to a place where many would not share Jesus. We saw person after person begin discussions about who Jesus is, and the seeds planted today have been bountiful.
Large public squares abound in cities and towns throughout Europe, and the team entered into a place today where the seeking souls were evident. We have seen people walk away at the sound of the name of Jesus, but today, we saw many people stay and listen. We know divine encounters were awaiting us today in this place as Muslims, church people and even those who have been hurt by the church were present in this place. Ministry has been plentiful and so encouraging as the team began to ask deeper questions about who they say Jesus is.
Tonight, the team returned home to worship and experience the presence of the Lord while we grew stronger. As we began praying for one another, we had a visitor come to join us whose name is Agnus. This young woman heard the team earlier this morning worshipping in the hotel before leaving for ministry, and she knew the songs we were singing. Agnus came to simply join us. She encouraged the team by sharing her heart for worship and that she is a coordinator for day camps in Pécs but is leaving tomorrow. As we prayed over her, she prayed for the team, and we left encouraged but blessed as a team that the Spirit of the Lord is moving in this place.
We are praying big prayers and expecting God to move as we have one more day of ministry here in Pécs. Saturday, we leave by train to travel to Oradea, Romania. This is our third country to minister in, and we are stepping into faith, seeking God’s purpose in each place we go.
Thank you for praying, always.
Can’t wait to share more!
—Team Eastern Europe Leadership