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Now onto the great news!!
In this last year, thanks to many many people, we have been able to help provide over 200 bibles to people who WANT them!!!! How awesome is that?? These photos are just a few of the recipients getting some bibles either for themselves or for others. The pastor in S. Hungary just broke down in tears when he was given these for some of the people in his church! (bottom photo) We had the honor of also giving him a NEW bible for himself, as well as one in English. He has a number of 'congregations' as he travels around to minister to people, PTL.
There are two bible funds you can help give to, should you choose. One is a fund through International Ministries (whom we are seconded to) that helps not only provide modern translated bibles but also scholarships for campers. Here is the link:https://portal.internationalministries.org/project-support?sfcampaign=7011N000000OUUqQAO
This other link is for bibles for Central Europe (where we are), in order to help provide bibles in more modern translations in different languages in this area, as the needs arise:
http://ww3.pioneers.org/donate/Bibles for Central/Eastern Europe/150944
So, those are some other helpful causes where you can make a difference, where you are! Many thanks ahead of time to you!
|Some of the interesting Hungarian architecture we encounter|
Many of you know we are technologically challenged, so when we try to put out a web based emailed newsletter, we try our best, but sometimes it needs to be re-tweeked. Hence, if you have received 2 emailed newsletters (non printable, as far as I know), this was due to my need to modify it. I apologize if it was a frustration for you.
Email addresses: When we are on the road in the states, we try really hard to input all the email addresses we receive in a timely manner - but, we get snagged up with time & energy (who needs sleep, anyway?) as well as internet connections. If we have missed you somehow, or you have changed your email address & would like our updates, please feel free to email us! Our email is located within this blog.
Camp season is in full swing - Kurt is currently at a Grain Game camp in Péteri. Last weekend I was teaching at a Patchwork Camp here in Vecsés. Next week will be the beginnings of English Camp and after that, more Grain Game camps through August. "Never a dull day at Smalley Bay"!
For those who may not know, Grain Game is a fun camp for kids between 8-14 yrs., and they play games as well as demonstrate biblical concepts. The kids LOVE it! This is an easy way to talk about God and to demonstrate some of His attributes without being 'preachy'. It's all about loving the kids for who they are, no other expectations. PTL, one young man a few weeks ago in a neighboring country asked Jesus to come into his heart!! We have a new brother, thanks to this outreach! (he was also given his own, newer translated bible!)