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Europe 2016 - Day 8

Erik Snyder - Friday, March 18, 2016

Day 8:

It's been an adventure being in Europe and it's hard to believe we only have a few days left. Yesterday we went to another high school in tatabanya. We visited different English classes and talked with students about different questions they had about us, also we got  the time to ask them questions about themselves. It's crazy to think how just being in someone else's presence sharing our own stories can make such a difference. Frank shared stories that made the kids laugh then we talked about different life lessons that went with the story. It was challenging at times because it can be hard when talking to others who don't know the language very well. You have to be patient and listen attentively to what they're saying. But The Lord is faithful to bring about good and simple conversations.

The second half of our day included going to a refugee camp. This was something we weren't sure if we were going to be able to do because of the government in Hungary. The Lord opened the door for us to go, and that was definitely something new to experience. I can say for all of my team that it was out of our comfort zone. Tannis and Megan were giving out tea, hot chocolate coffee and cookies. They got rid of them quickly, and you could tell that people appreciated the snacks. The rest of us were walking around talking with people, and inviting them to the program our team was going to have at four. We sang worship songs for them, and when I was singing I felt the joy of just showing others the light and hope we have, even if they may not understand what we are singing about. Frank shared about how there are things that can weigh us down in life, and he was able to have someone translate for him. A few of us had some great conversations with the people there. Others of us were simply just playing with the kids, and experiencing all that was around. All in all it was an amazing experience that grew our team closer and stretched us individually. God is so good and I’m thankful for a team that is willing and up for the challenges and situations he throws at us.

Thanks all!


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