Monday, December 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Roma Mission of Hungary

Time flies as the expression goes and we count it by marking the anniversaries of significant events in our lives. Last night Ralph and I attended a service to celebrate eight years of ministry for the Roma Mission of the Hungarian Baptist Union. We heard from various speakers, enjoyed beautiful music, and celebrated with a decorated cake. It was a time to remember and a time to look toward the future. Eight years ago very few people wanted to be involved with the Roma but a courageous few stepped up boldly to proclaim that God loves us all. Today the mission is thriving and growing. A number of Roma have been called to evangelize and start churches among their own people. Roma leaders are pastoring churches, leading Bible studies, securing buildings for meeting places - each and every step proclaiming God loves you to the Roma. Saturday we will have a baptism in the small village of Nagyvarsany. God is working here in Hungary and for that we praise Him!
**Another anniversary for us - Ralph and I marked 13 years with CBF on Dec 1. Thank you for giving generously to the Global Missions Offering which provides us with the means to live in Hungary and be the presence of Christ among the Roma.

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