Hello, greetings from our Sunday blog! Ah can you believe it? Today is our last day in Hungary! Our last day of the trip (minus the traveling day tomorrow) and boy did it ever fly by.
Today is full of adventure! We started off the day at a church here in Tatabanya where Matthew Edwards and his family attend- also the location we've been holding our English clubs in the evenings. It was great, our team joined in and helped lead worship with Matthew, Bethany shared her testimony, and Frank gave the sermon. During all of this, Courtney and Jason took over the kids service and totally rocked it. It's funny, our team enters a room and it instantly feels like we take over the space, not sure if the because there's 8 of us or if it's just that were loud Americans...probably both, either way, it was fun to lead the church into a time of studying through Romans 5. After church some of us talked for a while with a woman who attended Capernwray Hall in England (love torchbearers connections) and then we made our way to Budapest via train. Once in Budapest we met up with a man named Richie who is a Hungarian that just graduated from Calvary Chapel Seminary school in the United States. Richie was taken in by the Edwards family years ago- pink hair, no knowledge of Christ, The Lord has been faithful in showing Himself to Richie and he is now serving at a mega church here in Budapest and a wonderful friend and tour guide for missionaries like us. He took us to hero square and other places around the city and before we knew it- it was time for our evening church service. Now because this is a mega church, we didn't do worship or testimony but Frank spoke on the topic of why we pray. It was magnificent! And very encouraging- he based all he taught off of The Lords prayer in the book of Matthew. After the service and some of the most amazing dual language worship I've experienced, we took on Budapest at night!! By that I mean we had dinner and got ice cream at McDonald's. ☺️
Over all today has been a beautiful day of growing closer as a team and beginning the process of unwinding from and reflecting on all that has happened in our time here in Europe. Tomorrow we begin at 3:00am and make our way back to Colorado!!! The team I would say has excitement about going home but there is definitely a deep sadness that comes with leaving these countries that captured and broke our hearts so quickly. Please pray for our team as we begin travels- that all will go well and we will stay healthy. Also, please pray as we start to debrief and process this trip- pray that The Lord will teach us and burn all the memories we've made deep into our souls, never to be forgotten.
Thanks again everyone who has been reading and praying!! It's been a very impactful and meaningful trip and I'm so thankful I got the opportunity to lead it alongside Frank.
God is so so good.