Below is an update on our trip to the Csíksomlyó pilgrimage last month, and some other highlights and prayer requests.
Csíksomlyó (Saturday, June 4, 2022) Update
It is estimated that around 350,000 people attended the pilgrimage this year.
While we where there, we talked with folks about Christ and handed out over 50 pamphlets and fridge magnets (pictured below). Thank you for your prayers!
We also interviewed a handful of people, asking them spiritual questions (which are answered in the pamphlets we gave them). Armed with a cheap video camera and a malfunctioning microphone, we managed to find nine people willing to talk in front of a camera.
The interview questions we asked were:
(1) What does Csíksomlyó mean to you?
(2) What does the Virgin Mary mean to you?
(3) What does Jesus mean to you?
(4) How can a person be made right with God?
Our hope was that after engaging with the questions, those interviewed would be more likely to wrestle with the Scripture in the pamphlets.
Most people didn’t want to be interviewed or engage in conversation, but they readily took the pamphlet and fridge magnet as free souvenirs (there were tons of souvenir shops along the hike.)
We pray that the 50 fridge magnets landed on 50 fridges. The Word of God is powerful, and we pray that seeing 1 Timothy 2:5 everyday on the fridge will be a seed that sinks deep, and over time prove useful to bringing many to Christ; a seed we planted and which others might water and someday harvest.
If you’d like to see the full pamphlet, you can read the PDF Here
The fridge magnets (with Hungarian Flag colors) says:
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5
Baptisms in Gyergyo
Above: Baptisms this month! Four new believers with Pastor Zsolt in the middle.
Praise God for the baptisms of 4 new believers! The couple on the right are Balint and Anna.* We’ve had the pleasure of spending time with them and getting to know them the past few weeks.
The Saturday before their baptism, we asked them what their parents thought about their decision, and if they would attend the baptism. Balint and Anna said that their parents are very unhappy with their decision and expressed some heavy tensions in their family right now.
Please pray with us that these 4 will count themselves blessed in the midst of trials, and that their radical faith would point family and friends to the one true King.
*Names Changed for Security.
English Bible Camp in Sepsiszentgyörgy
As we write this, we are in a city 2 hours away assisting another church with an English summer camp. We were invited last minute to come and assist in the program. Every day the program builds on the story of Jonah.
Today was the second day, and we have 28 kids attending the camp. Only two of the kids attend the local church (the rest of the kids are not believers).
Please pray this week that through this camp many kids and their families will come to know Christ as their King and Savior.