When I talk about what’s going on in Nyirtelek and Görögszállás I get so excited and my heart fills with joy—I imagine this is what a proud parent feels like when he or she talks about his or her child.  More than just being excited about what is going on here, these people have become a […]

IYN Conference

I recently attended an International Youth Network conference in Káposztás Megyer (in northern Budapest) to learn about and prepare for the camps they will conduct the beginning of August.  The main goal of the IYN and these camps is to take part in mission work that serves the Roma in Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, and Serbia.  […]


Last week the Central Europe YAGM group got together in the High Tatras in Slovakia for a Lenten retreat.  It was nice to be with everyone again and check-in to see how we have all been doing and what we have all been up to.  As a group we had worship and Bible study to […]


Every evening this week, the congregation in Görögszállás is satellite streaming the ProChrist meetings from Stuttgart, Germany.  The theme of this year’s event is ‘Have doubts…Be amazed!’ wherein the services examine God’s undying love and desire to have a personal relationship with us.  The meetings call on everyone—those who are amazed by God’s love and […]


‘A friend is someone who colors your world’ This is a shout-out to all my amazing friends both here and at home: You are all incredible people and I am so blessed to have you in my life. For as long as I can remember, I have been amazed by all the incredible people who […]

Name Day

A couple weeks ago I celebrated my first Hungarian name day.  The sweet little girl’s name was Dora and from the moment she walked into the Children’s House she made sure we all knew it was her name day.  We of course had to celebrate this wonderful occasion with singing a special name day song […]


For the past couple days the weather has been really nice, which has given me a false hope that spring is here but I have decided to just go with it and be excited about spring anyway.  There is bound to be some more snow storms and cold weather but for now it’s warm, the […]

English Class

Every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday night I teach English classes to the people in the congregation and the community.  This has quickly become one of my favorite activities here because the classes are so diverse and the kids are absolutely delightful—I now have a new appreciation for teachers’ LOVE of teaching.  One very bright and […]

Well Rested

After the craziness of the holidays, things have slowed down considerably for me here in Hungary.  There are no more graduate school application deadlines to worry about (the subject of my last blog), there are no more holiday events to attend to, and there are hardly any more COMPLETE surprises in my day (which, let […]