Monday, June 23, 2008
Road trip to Hungary...
We just got back from our road trip to Hungary. It was a great trip. We traveled with Wayne and Olya and their boys and Yura and Oksana and their family. Our youngest two stayed home with Magdala. The yellow van had a few mechanical problems along the way, but nothing to stop us from reaching our destination.
Before the conference in Vaijta, we stayed the night in Budapest and one day taking in the sights. We saw a cool castle, had breakfast at Gloria Jeans, and spent a few hours at IKEA. Then we went to the conference where we spent 5 relaxing days, listening to good teaching on God's word, worshipping with fellow missionaries from all over Europe, swimming in the pool, drinking lots of great coffee and catching up with old friends.
The conference theme was "not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord." The focus was standing fast in the victory the Lord has already won. It also focused on prayer and its importance in ministry. It's so easy to step out before one prays, or as missionaries become discouraged because our expectations are not being met. But it's as we wait on the Lord first, that He strengthens us to move forward. Sometimes moving forward means standing fast where we are in the battle, realizing God has already won!
Check out our pictures of the trip here!