Szia mindenki tőlünk -ban Ukrajna! (Hello everyone from us in the Ukraine!)
What a beautiful day we have had here. Now we were not told that the sun rises here at 4am...yes you read that correct 4AM!!!! My room was bright and shiny but I went right back to sleep :)
After breakfast we got to visit the Palanok Castle ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palanok_Castle) and get some great pictures over looking the city of Munkacs. We had pizza for lunch -yummy-then we went down to the center of town and walked around and had ice cream.
After dinner we traveled to a village to worship with them and bring God's message to them. What a heavenly sound to walk in and hear them singing "Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be the name...."[in Hungarian but God and we understood it!!) The people are amazingly beautiful (made in God's image how could they not be beautiful). Brian gave the message of how we HAVE to share the Gospel with everyone we know and met because they don't know if we don't tell them. He told them that when we die ONLY the relationship we had (or lack of a relationship) with Jesus is going to matter-we can't sit back because of fear and not tell others about Jesus and His saving grace and sacrifice for us. There are now 4 new brothers in Christ in that village-the angels are singing and we are rejoicing!!!! GOD IS GOOD!!!!
We gave out candy, hugs, kisses, and smiles. In return we got so much more-hugs and kisses and smiles and the love of Jesus on people's faces. God is so good to us to allow us to be a part of His amazing plan for those He created. Tonight was a great night.
And...today is my birthday (since this is my blog I thought I would share the info with you) so our sweet team sang "Happy Birthday" to me while we were at the castle. Brian told the church tonight it was my birthday and I came away with gifts-a basket and a necklace-what precious gifts from precious people. I told them that hearing them sing was what Heaven will be like and if I don't get to see their faces again on this earth I will in Heaven....what a glorious day that will be!
Tomorrow is GAME ON....we are expecting 200+ children here at the church to have "VBS" with -games, Bible stories, crafts, food, and lots of love.
Praise for ALL He has done so far
Praise for no one getting sick or hurt
Praise for new brothers in Christ
Praise for safe travel
Pray for good weather (it's hot here but we don't want rain!)
Pray for logistics to run smooth with all the children-flexibility is key
Pray for love to just abound
Thanks for praying for us. Thanks for taking care of whatever or whoever we have left behind. You are just as much a part of this mission as we are-we are the BODY of Christ and we need ALL the members!!!
Most Fáradt vagyok és Megőrülök -hoz ágy. Jó éjszakát -ból Ukrajna
(Now I'm tired and I'm going to bed. Good night from the Ukraine