Great News

(Me with my Iranian friends at camp, Zhara and Abbas)

Remember a couple of months ago when I railed on about my sadness about not getting to go back to Hungary this summer?  OK, maybe you weren’t with me then and I’m sorry, I’m way too lazy to go and find the post for reference.  Believe me, I did. 

(Us with the kids we taught in Hungary)

And just as a reminder, my husband and I went there on a mission trip when I was three months pregnant 2 years ago.  We worked at Word of Life Camp teaching English and loved it.  We really wanted to go back last year and couldn’t because the peanut was just too small so we had always planned on going this year. 

(Us with Lilla, one of our students)

Well, the date to get our names in came and went because Mr. Right hadn’t found out about getting off at work and suddenly the trip filled in like 1 week.  Oh, how sad we were.  But, we know that God works all things to His glory so we released the desire and moved on.  Well, He really does work in mysterious ways…

About two weeks ago I got a call and email from the leader of the trip asking if we still had a desire to go because they were adding a second week.  Woo hoo!  How excited was I? 

(Group time where our team would pray, share testimonies, devotionals and sing)

Well then, of course, we had to worry about the days off again.  Not a problem, solved quickly and…drumroll please…WE’RE GOING BACK TO HUNGARY!!  We are so geeked out about it!  It will be July 27th, through that first week of August.  So exciting!  Now of course comes the hard part, raising the support.  We have to raise $3000 before we go.  Always so difficult because Americans seriously like to hold on to their money.   I think how we need to start looking at missionaries raising support is it is our opportunity to go where we normally wouldn’t/couldn’t go on a mission field.  It’s really so exciting! 

(The Americans teaching the Hungarians baseball!)

So, if you want to say a prayer for us that God will open people’s hearts and be willing to support us we would really appreciate it.  I can’t wait to tell you all more about it!

(Us on the River in Budapest)

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 11:52:34

    That IS exciting News! I flew through Budapest in order to get to Cyprus, when I went on a short Missions Trip 7 years ago! I can relate to the desire to return- When I went to Cyprus, it was an amazing experience, and my faith was “at a high”. I’m assuming Lilla will be with you?!
    I will have to add you to our prayer list! 🙂 Congratulations!!!

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  2. meg
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 17:49:49

    Congratulations! I know how much you all wanted to go- God is so good to provide the way- not to worry, the means will come as well.

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  3. Christine
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 18:30:34

    How EXCITING!That is wonderful news. A missionary trip to Europe sounds like a once in a lifetime experience. Congratulations! I’ll pray for you.

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  4. Amanda
    Apr 23, 2007 @ 19:26:54

    hooray! what fun news. mike and i got an e-mail about a special trip cpc decided to do…going to new zealand in late may…i was SO excited…until I realized that i would be 7 months pregnant and that probably wouldn’t work so well! can you imagine an 18 hour flight while 7 months pregnant…and like my doctor would let me do that anyway! i think i’d spend 10 or 11 of the hours in the teeny-tiny airplane bathroom…and heavens, would my prego belly even fit into that teeny-tiny thing! oh well..maybe next time!

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  5. Carole
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 01:00:50

    Amy…this is beyond awesome. Truly the power of God at work!!
    ~Carole

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  6. Bonnie
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 03:31:16

    Hey! Thanks for visiting my site, I think that your trip looked fantastic and another one with baby in tow would be quite an adventure, we’ve looked numerous times at mission trips that we could do as a family. I think it would be fabulous to help our kids gain a little bit of perspective, but so far, it’s all talk and no action. I really enjoyed reading your blog, Thanks for posting!

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  7. Rach
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 13:25:42

    That’s truly wonderful. Good luck on this worthwhile endeavor and hope everything works out for the best.

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  8. snpnmnmi
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 13:36:20

    I am sooo stoaked for you! How awesome is our God? That He would make a way for us to help. So cool.

    Wanted to say thanks too for the Thinking Blogger Award a while back. I really must keep up on all of your blogs!

    Are you finding your stay here at wordpress a bit more to your liking as you delve deeper? Hope so. I tried to sign up at slide.com and it wouldn’t let me. I’m sad. 😦 Oh well.
    Blog with you soon!

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  9. amy
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 16:31:47

    How awesome…I am thrilled for you..love the pictures!

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  10. YoungMommy
    Apr 24, 2007 @ 19:01:19

    Great pictures… I am so happy that the Lord has opened the doors for you to return as you have desired! I know the Lord will use your family in a mighty way!
    Keep us posted and let me know how I can help… I will be praying, but I would also like to help monetarily.

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  11. quadius
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 02:24:57

    Thanks again for stopping by. I know I need to be careful on eBay, I saw one scam and was lucky enough to avoid it, but I do think there are some decent buys which can be very beneficial. One of the microphones I am looking at is being sold by another person, but it is a headset and I am not real enthusiastic about going back to wearing something on my head. However, I saw a picture of one of the experts in voice-activated software that wears is very same microphone around his neck with the boom sitting up in front of his mouth. It may be worth my time in a little bit more money to try out this less expensive remedy.

    I have opened a wordpress account, but I haven’t had time to look at how easy it is to set everything up. Additionally I will probably be downloading Windows live writer so that I can try to get more done at one time.

    Love the pictures. I can’t wait to get a few more posted on my site.
    Tootles
    Billy

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  12. Brenda (Brenda's World)
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 04:37:53

    Amy – God is so good and He will always make a way. My brother just got back from a mission trip to El Salvador. Despite having no $ (for even the passport!) God provided fully and completely.

    I’m so excited for you!!! What a blessing to serve the Lord in this way!

    Praying for provision and blessings overflowing!
    Take care,
    B

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  13. carrie211
    Apr 25, 2007 @ 22:38:38

    Yippeeeee yahooooooooo!! I’m so excited for you guys! If I had any money I’d send you some LOL But I will definitely keep you in my prayers!
    God bless 🙂

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