Temperatures are rising and signs of Spring are all around us. Spring is always a busy time in the ministry, and I would like to share several important prayer requests.
We have 11 couples planning to attend our couples retreat which will be held this weekend – March 20-22. This is a smaller group than usual, but we are praying for a good spirit and a good time. I will be speaking on childrearing this year. We are praying that it will be helpful for these young couples who attend.
We have a homeschool choir of about 30 young people from New Jersey coming to sing for us on the weekend of March 27-28. This was arranged by our intern Marci Csiha. They will be singing in the public school where Charin teaches on Friday afternoon, at a special youth meeting at our church in Esztergom on Friday evening, and in Nagysap on Saturday. Please pray that the Lord would use them in a special way.
Our church will be putting on a 90 minute play on Easter Sunday and Monday called the Mark Drama. It is basically the Gospel of Mark acted out in drama form. Sixteen of our church members will be the actors. We will perform on Sunday evening at our church in Esztergom and then on Easter Monday evening at the Community Center in Tat. We have been preparing and praying for this since the beginning of the year. God has blessed the Mark Drama in many churches in Hungary, and we are praying that He will use it in our church as well. We are praying for scores of unbelievers to be in attendance, so that they can both see and hear the Gospel presented in a powerful way. Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on this outreach.
A Prayer for Unity:
We have been dealing with a difficult situation in Esztergom since the end of January. It has taken many hours of time, and added a great deal of pressure to our lives. Nevertheless it seems that we may have crossed a turning point this past weekend. That is all I can share at this time, but I would ask you to pray for unity in our church – especially as we head into a time of outreach and evangelism.
The church in Tata has been doing well. I am also happy to be able to share a couple of architectual drawings of the plans for our new auditorium. These plans should be turned in this week to begin the approval process. Please pray for a quick approval and no major hurdles to be overcome. Please pray also for the needed funds to come in. We have had a significant amount promised by a major donor here in Hungary – about $10,000, which would be a huge help. We still need about $20,000 to complete the project.
Thanks again for your prayers. You will find the drawings below.