My Time at the Gyerekház in Görögszállás

I was asked to write an article about the Children’s House for a Hungarian magazine.  Here it is: As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Young Adult in Global Mission program I have been working with the Filadefia Evangélikus Egyházközség in Nyirtelek, Hungary and its long-term mission outreach to the nearby Roma […]

Magyar Esküvö

Last Saturday, I spent all day at the church for Gergő and Márti’s wedding.  I was thrilled to be a part of the couple’s special day and see the wedding traditions of my congregation in Nyirtelek.  We started the day’s festivities with coffee, lemonade, and pogacsa in the foyer, and then the ceremony commenced at […]

American Visit

On Friday, a group from Wartburg College and the Northeast Iowa Synod visited the Children’s House and the agriculture program in Görögszállás.  The students are in Europe studying the reformation during Wartburg’s May-term and the people from the NIS are here to see what kind of work the Lutheran Church in Hungary and the Roma […]


Earlier this week, Betti and I visited some families in Görögszállás to deliver care packages of baby clothes to new and expecting mothers.  Once again I was swept away by the welcome and hospitality we were greeted with at every house—the friendly reception by all the people warmed my heart and reminded me of the […]