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Evangelism is Hard Work

Steve & Lidia Hard at work in Budapest

Steve & Lidia
Hard at work in Budapest

Inviting someone to follow Christ is spiritual work. The love it takes to prepare a soul for an invitation is also labor. Join Lidia and Steve and pray for their Hungarian neighbors.

“Marta, one of my coworkers of five years has a difficult personal situation and is now depressed. I have been praying and talking with her.

Since Christmas Steve and I have been helping Sarika, a feisty, retired engineer in our building, who is physically slowing down. I have been shopping for her and building a relationship.

Another non-Christian family – Tamás, Emese and Bence (19) are our neighbors too. They are a relationally sick family and in dire trouble. Both of them have been unfaithful. The wife, has struggled with deep depression and has cancer. Recently Emese attempted suicide and it is a miracle that she survived. Éva, from our church, who is herself battling with cancer, has befriended Emese. “Why did I survive?” asked Emese. Éva replied, “Because God has a plan for your life.” Emese is listening. Lidia takes daily meals to Bence.

On July 5th 10,000 will attend a festival in western Hungary. We lead a prayer seminar andwill hand out bookmarks Steve created to draw interest to Praying Mothers (Imádkozó Édesanyák). Later Family magazine will do an interview about Praying Mothers.”

Does Lidia’s example encourage you to labor in the harvest field in your neighborhood?