Monday, March 22, 2010

Circles of Life

If I wanted to be poetic I'd quote Elton John's song from the Lion King, "Circles of Life". This past week we were blessed to have Kinga Vago as our team translator. Kinga is an English major at a university in Pecs, Hungary. She was excellent at translating and was very patient with the Roma ladies as she assisted them to find the various scriptures used in the messages. Kinga and our daughter, Amy, were in 1st and 2nd grade together 15 years ago when we first moved to Hungary. They were close friends and Kinga's family was among those that helped to look after our family in our newness to the culture. Kinga's father was the pastor of the Derecske Baptist Church and was a very supportive person in our early Hungarian life. We laughed as Kinga recalled funny stories from those days. Who among us, way back then as we built that wonderful friendship between our families, would have imagined Kinga would serve as our translator years later? God works in mysterious ways and he blessed us beyond measure by sending Kinga with her gentle spirit and bright smile to serve along side us.

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