Monday, October 27, 2008

Safe Travels!

"God give us safety in our travels." That is the prayer we pray and ask you to pray whenever we have a volunteer group with us in Hungary. We have been blessed that our groups have had no major mishaps except maybe a flat tire, a dead battery, or a clipped mirror in a tight parking situation. This July we gave God the glory for keeping us safe when a van loaded with tired young people from Virginia being driven by our colleague, Greg Smith, had a major tire blowout. We were hurdling down the four-lane at 65 mph (within the speed limit) when driving behind Greg's van I commented he must have hit something because there was smoke and debris shooting out. Greg managed to keep the van under control and safely get it to the side of the road. While cars whizzed by us as we stared at what was left of the tire. we were astonished, thankful, and relieved that he was able to do so. After much effort and a lot of sweat in the 90+ degree sun, the tire was changed and we were on our way. "God give us safety in our travels". Amen.

2 comments:

Mel and Will Holt said...

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Stocks,
Our names are Jacob and Dennis. We go to St. John's Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and have been learning about Hungary and your mission work through a program called "Spark." We have a few questions for you: What kind of money do you have in Hungary, and do you have pennies? What is it like living there? What do you do for fun in Hungary, and do you ever get lonely? Can you send us pictures of what your home and clothes look like in Hungary? We are praying for you to have safe travels and that the Lord will send more help your way. We look forward to hearing back from you!
May God continue to bless you and the lives of those you touch,
Jacob and Dennis

Tammy said...

Jacob & Dennis, I don't have your email to answer your questions personally. We use forints, that's the Hungarian money. We had 1 and 2 forint coins but last year the government did away with them. So now we only have 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 forint coins. We like living in Hungary. It is different in many ways. We ride the bus or subway alot. Everything is in Hungarian language. In the stores we have Hungarian goods - no English. All the homes have big fences around them with gates. You ring the bell at the gate when you visit friends. Our clothes are just like your clothes. If you send me an email address I will send you a picture. For fun we go to the movie or visit friends. We ride bikes or go on a long walk. Life is not as busy in Hungary as it is here. Thank you for writing. Thank you very much for your prayers. Blessings to you,Tammy Stocks