May 3, 2018
Hello to all our prayer supporters!
We hope spring is finally arriving for all of you! It’s getting quite warm here in Budapest, and we’re enjoying it immensely. We also have a number of news items to share.
John is writing a book as part of a new discipleship curriculum. It’s based on a curriculum he wrote many years ago called The Seven Habits of a Growing Disciple. The new work includes extensive revisions, and he’s excited about what he’s learning along the way. We’ve also had interest from some of our partner churches in having him teach the materials when he’s done. Pray for guidance for him as he continues to develop this.
A couple of weeks ago, John was able to help out with our team’s project in Szentmargitfalva. This is a small town down by the Croatian border, which has never had a place of worship. Our team is working together with the Methodist church to build a chapel there. You can read more about this, and follow its progress on our website, along with the OMS Hungary facebook page. Here is the first post: hungary.oms.life/a-princess-some-petroleum-and-a-peugeot/. We ask for continued prayers for this project and for the safety of the guys working there.
John turned 50 a couple of weeks ago and we managed to pull off a party for him that was a COMPLETE surprise.
Tricia’s job at the school has been humming along. She has been blessed by some of the feedback she’s received as she’s filled in for the main librarian and it’s a joy for her to work with the kids and encourage them to enjoy books. As we look toward next year, when the full-time librarian returns from her home assignment, Tricia’s role will probably move toward half time in the library and half time working with the special needs kids at the school. Pray for Tricia and the kids as they finish up the school year.
Our new teammate, Anna Long, arrived last week. We’re excited to get to work with her and are praying for her as she adjusts to living in Budapest. Continue to pray for the others who are funding to join us, Madison Atkinson, and Josh and Rhoda Woeckener. We have others in the pipeline, getting ready to interview and hopefully begin the process of joining our team.
Just this past weekend, we enjoyed hosting four students from Houghton College as they tour Europe a bit. Hannah enjoyed renewing friendships and making new ones, and they all tried to convince her to attend Houghton. It’s at the top of her list! So far this spring, she’s taken the SAT and the ACT, and will take the SAT again this weekend. She still has another year of high school, but the college talk has picked up a lot lately. We’re hoping the next year goes by VERY slowly, and we’re praying for guidance and provision for her. We’re also thankful that her concussion symptoms seem to be receding.
Thanks so much for your prayers that uphold us!!
With love from the Frasers
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