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Sunday, July 11, 2010


We had our last day of camp yesterday. It was a great week, full of lots of games, songs, skits, and fun. The campers all seemed to have a great time and enjoy camp. Here are some pictures from our week.

We sang lots of fun songs to go with our Western theme

A skit about forgiveness

Silly Games

More games

And even more games!

Each team member led a workshop, in which we taught the campers some new English vocabulary. This workshop was themed "Project Runway: World Cup." Campers got to make soccer uniforms out of papers, pipe cleaners, and other arts and crafts supplies.

Another workshop on cupcake decorating

Friday, July 09, 2010

We're still here!

Yes! We are still here! And we are having an amazing time! As you have most likely figured out from our lack of posting on this has kept us very busy! Our days have been full of silly songs, skits and fun games with our campers. As the camp photographer, I have enjoyed experiencing everyone's workshops. Each team member, whether from Asbury or elsewhere, put a lot of thought and creativity into their lessons and each one is uniquely different from the rest. The campers seem to be particularly fond of the workshops involving food, but they have enjoyed the other projects as well.

Tomorrow is the last day of camp.....and we are all feeling the weight of exhaustion physically, emotionally and spiritually. But God has been so faithful to us and has provided for our every need (including making it home in time to watch the World Cup matches). This is a difficult mission field and we have relied heavily upon His guidance. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you when we return home!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Face Prayers

So up to our arrival in Hungary, we have been praying and preparing by specifically thinking about the missionaries, translators, and English Campers. We received pictures of the Searl family as well as Tibi, Jolayne, and Emma, but sometimes pictures aren't enough to see the true face of Jesus. Experiencing people face to face makes pictures inadequate. Our time yesterday with most of the team, American and Hungarian, was spent in Budapest. What a blessing to get to bond with our brothers and sisters in Christ, even sharing the common experience of touring Budapest and surviving the heat together. Today, we meet nearly every member of our team, increasingly Hungarian. I just need to mention that our team is incomplete without our wonderful translators. We got to learn names, share stories, meals, and even a card game and World Cup game. May the Lord continue to bind us together with love! The only people that we have yet to meet is our campers. However, I can say that our prayers have not been in vain, rather they have been met with the heart of Jesus. I and those of our Asbury team have been given the blessing of putting beautiful faces and wonderful personalities to our prayers before this trip. We now see Jesus' face within the workers whom he has chosen to be here, and it has made evident the presence of the Lord in this place. The only real task that remains now, to carry out this mission, is to obey the voice of Jesus.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Day 2: Tourism

Today we took on the role of the typical American tourist. Fully equipped with cameras, backpacks, maps, paper bag lunches, etc., we ventured out early this morning into the city of Budapest where we took in the sights, sounds, and smells of this beautiful western European town. We took advantage of the public transportation system (one of my favorite things in Europe), as well as the availability of caffeine (which is a necessity in our battle against jet lag). Many pictures were taken, much laughter ensued, and the excitement about the coming week swelled in each of us. Tomorrow we look forward to orientation with the whole group...Asbury work team, VIAs, translators, missionaries, and friends...and an evening consumed by World Cup madness!

Your prayers are powerful and effective and God has been faithful in answering. Your support is so encouraging to us all and we are eager to share with you what God has in store for us and for the people of Hungary in the coming days.