Monday, June 23, 2008

WOW! Csobanka Prayers Answered!

Many people ask how they can help us and we answer: Prayer. We have for many months requested prayer for our Roma church in Csobanka. There has been great turmoil and strife among the members. There was a rift that only God could heal. In April I wrote that the Lord's balm of peace and forgiveness had begun to spread among the Roma of Emmanuel Baptist Church (the official name of the Csbonka congregation). We continued to ask for prayers for the softening of the heart of our guitar player and song leader, Kovacs (KO-vach). He is back!! We are praising God for this answered prayer!!

Yesterday we went to Csobanka for the first time in a few weeks. We had attended English church with Josh for his last weeks in the country and had then gone to northeast Hungary for children's camp. So we were eager to see our friends in Csobanka. Imagine our joy when the first person we saw inside was Kovacs tuning his guitar! As the service began there was a joy in the singing as he led us through a series of choruses along with new member who plays. We clapped and sang and clapped and sang! Many of the regular members were present as well as a few new ones. We definitely "danced before the Lord" with full and grateful hearts.

Thank you for praying for the Csobanka church. There is still healing that needs to take place. Please continue to pray that the members will forgive each other and realize their need to be like Christ in all aspects of their lives. Give God the glory!

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