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July 2012 UPDATE on the Hungarian Bible project for Children!!!
The Bibles and additional books were paid for and delivered within 48 hours of our arrival in Hungary! The publisher and his wife had us over for a wonderful dinner and opportunity to visit face-to-face after months of internet discussion. We perused his titles and were able to add to the Bibles a number of other books that Patricia had also identified as ones she would love to be able to share with those they are discipling. On top of that, there was enough $$ to add in additional titles that would be helpful.
Over $800 was collected and we were given an amazing discount on everything since the publisher has a huge heart for ministry. Thank you for sharing in this ministry opportunity by your prayers and gifts!
Below are a couple of stories and we will continue to share more as we learn about them:
Patricia wrote: “I asked the congregation to pray over these Bibles, we shared our testimony at the International Church of Budapest. We prayed that God would direct us to those most needy of these gifts. What I loved is that a few in the congregation responded right away with a desire to give one to someone they were reaching out to. This church really lacks in evangelism which is constantly where mine and Sandor’s hearts are, so I was happy to see movement. Please join us in praying that these Bibles would be blessed by God and we would hear his direction in distributing them. Then that the seeds therein would be well watered.”
Also from Patricia: “I did want to also tell you that the extra books you gave us have yet another testimony. The Szep Vagyok?/Am I beautiful? one and [others] will be sent to Belgium. I was asked to act as liason for a Hungarian girl who gave her heart to the Lord and was rescued out of more than ten years of prostitution. I have been. Turns out her father who has cared for her children, 2 girls, is a Jewish Holocaust survivor and it has been good to make friends with this Hungarian gentleman. So they asked if I could recommend books for her. I said yes, these were donated for this purpose so I would send them.”
On a different day from Patricia: “A sweet little happening with one of the books you gave us. I have a son like my own named Laci who is starting a new life in England. He was baptized through our ministry years ago. He grew up in the orphanage in Monosbel. He was following God until he hit a road block called I want this but God doesn’t. Well before he left I handed him the book about the boy who goes to heaven and comes back and tells his family what he saw. My husband wasn’t sure I did the right thing and truth be told I was unsure. When he wrote me a text message saying he arrived he said the book was good. Today he called me and I told him I was reading mine in English at the same time so we would have something to talk about when we were both finished!!! He said well the problem is I couldn’t put it down, it is finished. Here he is away from home, taking a crash course in English to survive and a little lonely too (which I was banking on) and he has read this great book that spells out the truths of God’s word!!! So many seeds planted and I know this young man is going to continue turning toward the Lord and I believe this book will play a significant role!! Thought that might bless you. We will be taking some Bibles with us when we go to Monosbel to the Gypsy Children.”
See original post below:
Are you interested in helping some Children’s Bibles in the Hungarian language get to children in Hungary?
Let me tell you how this started.
I am in contact with a publisher in Hungary who publishes Christian books in Hungarian – I am most interested in his Bibles — he has a Children’s version as well as an easier-to-read version for adults.
I am also in contact with Patricia who lives in Hungary and works with orphans. She is originally from California but has lived in Hungary the last 20+ year ministering to these orphans. She isn’t even Hungarian but speaks fluently — and she married a Hungarian national. They have a huge heart for missions. They live on a very modest budget and have officially adopted one child but unofficially love on many, many kids. They are also building a home for unwed mothers near Eger.
I asked Patricia if she could use some Children’s Bibles and her answer was yes ~ 50!
It would be wonderful to hand the publisher the money for the 50 Bibles when we visit Hungary in May. The publisher is willing to get the books to Patricia. We will buy as many as we can.
Here are some ways you can help:
* Please pray for this opportunity. We are excited to partner with the publisher, the missionary family, and our customers who have a heart for this type of ministry. Thank you for praying!
* Consider making a purchase from Magyar Marketing between now and May 7th. 10% of all retail sales will go towards purchasing these Bibles.
* Consider a contribution of your own to this project. Any $ amount will help. While we are not a tax deductible organization so you won’t get a tax credit, this is a great opportunity to share God’s love with these children. All $$ donated will go to the purchase of the books and the exchange penalty at the bank (unfortunately unavoidable).
*Encourage a Hungarian group you are a part of to “team up” and send a donation. It would be great for families with Hungarian backgrounds to work together via their club or church or dance group to send over some Bibles.
May I say I am so thankful we have come this far in being able to share the Gospel with Hungary? I remember my mom sewing money into the coats of priests who were going to visit their family in Hungary and Transylvania so love offerings could get to those churches.
If you would like to make an additional contribution please email me at liz(at)magyarmarketing.com
May God bless your day!
Liz and family