I also wanted to share a little bit about the meeting we had in the school yesterday. We shared about Christmas traditions in America with two groups of fifth and sixth grade English students at a village school in Tápiószőlős. These students were so well behaved and respectful. They were also doing a very nice job of learning English! They were not afraid to speak to us in English...instead most of them being eager for the chance to practice. It was great to meet and encourage their teacher, as well. We started off the time with singing Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and playing a Christmas game. Then one of the members of our team shared about Christmas traditions in America: from decorating the tree, Christmas caroling, cooking and eating good food, opening presents, and going to candle light services on Christmas Eve. After this we sang Silent Night, and then I shared about the true meaning of Christmas. I talked about the people who were there on the night Jesus was born. I also shared with them about our need for a Savior. One interesting fact about the way Hungarians celebrate Christmas is that Santa comes to visit on December 6, and the little baby Jesus comes to visit on Christmas Eve. This was a great opportunity to share with them about our Savior! Laci (the leader of our team) took over at this point, and he issued an invitation to the kids. Many of them responded! This is a school that has recently been taken over by the Reformed/Presbyterian church in that village. The pastor and his wife were there, and they will be following up with these kids. They also invited a team from Word of Life to come back in January! It was a great day of ministry and service, and I was blessed to be a part of it!
Thank you for continuing to be a part of my ministry here through your prayer and support! God's blessings to you all!