During Hungarian class, I was asked to read these (and many more) useful expressions. My teacher was gracious with me and corrected each one helping me perfect the sounds and words. Then I said the last one "I don't speak Hungarian" She said, "Oh wow you said that one perfectly"... I laughed and said, that's because I say it a lot! Progress is progress.
In 100km radius from where I sit there is not one Independent Fundamental Baptist church. Not one. Reach out to 200km and there are 6 countries with 4 capital cities and would reach 16 million-plus people with 7 IFB churches totaling about 75-100 members. 1 Samuel 17:29 And David said, ..... Is there not a cause?
I had several conversations with folks this week. Here are some of the highlights of the conversations that reveal where Hungarians are at with their understanding of God. -There is no happiness -Why worry about death when life is death. No purpose. -Christianity was forced on us- Religion is political, religion is fake. -God is a fairytale. -The Bible is only a story of religious fakeness.
Romans 10:14-17 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
How can you and I do more to reach not only the Hungarians but all the world? Please ask yourself this question daily. How can I do more to reach the world with the gospel? Let God give the answer.
The service I use to snail mail my prayer letters is not accepting payments right now. I need to get in touch with them to find out the problem, it might be because I al coming into their site from Europe. In any case please find our newest prayer letter. HERE.
The gospel seeds have arrived. Friday I drove to the printers in Budapest and picked up 15000 tracts and 50 discipleship booklets. I am ready to sow the seed of the Word of God and disciple. PLEASE pray!
Thankful for the opportunity to have these gospel tools, translated, beautifully transformed in design and tastefully printed. Please pray for the tract and the transforming power of the message it contains. 15000 tracts 50 discipleship training booklets.... Ready set reach Hungary.
While at BBTI we talked a lot about outreach options. One such option is Facebook ads. I was introduced to a fellow missionary who is doing just that. He uses Facebook along with a 3rd party app called ManyChat to have targeted ads delivered to his local area. From these connections, he begins Bible studies one on one with those that contact him. This is an awesome opportunity. In a 10 mile radius from my home, 71,000 people can be reached with a gospel ad via Facebook. Pray for some to reach out and seek the truth.
Hungary has a population of 9.6 million with 5.8 million on Facebook. Statistics tell me that 5.8 million Hungarians check their account at least twice a month if not daily. This is where the gospel needs to be, where they are.
Continued preparations include designing logos and headers and such for outreach campaigns. This was made for the new facebook page that will be used as an outreach tool.
Sat with a friend overlooking a city of a million souls and one church trying to get truth to the people. Apparently Luke 16 and a rich man is just a story to so many that ignore the call of God. Where are the missionarys where are the soul winners where are the labourers? Many must trade their consumers life for a gospel focused life. Joshua 18:4 KJVS Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me. I know not in context but what if the church you belong to sent 3 men to this city and 3 men times the multiple people who read this was 300 men reaching this city with the gospel message, maybe just during a two weeks trip or a few months but if hell is real where is the evidence in the actions of Christians? This message can be repeated for every single city in Europe. Anyways, just a thought.
This week,, after weeks of translation and design work I will be ordering 5000 tracts to distribute in Szombathely, 30,000 will be needed to reach every home. Please consider coming over to help get the truth to the Hungarian people.
My son Micah is turning 15 today! Happy Birthday son. Super proud of him.