Even though we have only a few days left in Hungary we are torn between seeing family and continuing the work here in Hungary. Of course, we are coming home but the team had purposed in their heart to give these last days their all.
Yesterday we had taken a train to Esztergom, a small city on the Danube River boarder by Slovakia on the other side. Awe Star had worked in this city from the very beginning; there were no evangelical churches in the early days. Pastor Mark, who came about the same time we started, has labored continuously until a Baptist Church had been planted and is running a congregation of about 100.
We presented the gospel twice and we got to engage with several people but the crowd for most part seemed unresponsive. An American couple showed up who have been doing English as a Second language classes. As Walker talked to the man they found out they had attended the same Christian camp as a child and only live twenty miles apart and even knew some of the same people. Richard and his wife traveled with us the rest of the day and ended up buying the team ice cream. I don’t know how ice cream seems to always work its way into our schedule, but it does!
Then Pastor Mark asked if we would like to present the gospel in Slovakia. In one accord (nothing to do with a Honda) we said, YES! Most of us had already walked twenty minutes from the train station to the center of town. Now we have walk to the river up and over the bridge and then to the park in city of Sturovo. In the park we presented the gospel but this time the people hung around for conversations and one lady just looked at the team and said “I need this Jesus of who you speak of”.
We were reminded of the story of when the disciples fished all night and Jesus told them to throw their nets over the other side of the boat and the harvest was plenty. We threw out the net on one side of the boat and were not catching anything and then Pastor Mark asked if we would like to throw out the net on the other side of the river. God provided a harvest.
How faithful! Thank you for your continued prayers for our team as we continue to see God move in this place!
Walker Moore and Becky Robinson
PS we hiked over 18 miles today