Friday, September 30, 2011

Colorado Trip

We will be coming to Colorado for 2 weeks from October 6-20.
In addition to visiting family, friends and supporters, we will be visiting Whitefields Community Church in Longmont, who we have been partnering with for a while and who sent a team to Eger this summer. Nick will be teaching at the church and Rosemary will teach at their women's conference.

If you are in Colorado, we would love to meet with you. Please write us so we can plan ahead, as our time there will be very short.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ministry in the Eger College

The Lord has opened a great door for us into the college here in Eger to share the Gospel and meet students.
For the third year in a row we are working together with FÉK, which is the Hungarian branch of Campus Cru (who until recently were known as Campus Crusade for Christ).
We do their túlélőcsomag (survival pack) outreach here in Eger, which means that we go into the college dorms and go door to door handing out these binders which contain note paper, articles and a questionnaire for them to fill out which has questions relating to ethical and spiritual issues. Based on the responses on the questionnaires we then follow up with those who said that they would be interested in knowing more about a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

In addition to personally contacting those who are interested, we organize follow up events which we promote to all the students.
The first of these follow up meetings will be on Monday, Oct 3, and will be a presentation in the main dormitory. I will be the one doing the presentation and the title will be "Sex, Drugs and Rock-n-roll".
The next follow up even will be on Wednesday, Oct 12 in the Hallgatói Klub, and will be a concert and lecture by a guy from FÉK in Budapest.

Please pray for the college students here in Eger that we would be able to reach them with the Gospel and follow up with them effectively, for their good and for God's glory.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

World Heart Day Outreach

Today we had our 3rd annual outreach for World Heart Day - in which we organized free medical check ups in 2 locations downtown and were able to serve hundreds of people and share the Gospel with even more.

The idea for this outreach came from a lady in our church - Ági - who since birth has had serious medical issues relating to her heart. The basic premise is that we organize a free service in the city, complete with doctors who volunteer their time, and we measure body-mass index, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The "patients" then have the opportunity to get medical advice from a doctor, who, in addition to the medical advice, share the Gospel with them and offer to pray for them.
We also hand out fliers which on one side give information about how to keep your heart healthy, and on the other side speak about the importance and need of receiving Jesus into your "heart" as your Lord and Savior.

For the past few years we have gotten a lot of publicity for this as well - we have worked together with the local government and the city hospital, and the event has been reported on in the local news.

This year in addition to people from our church who came out and spent their Saturday serving the Lord in this way, we had helpers from Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged who joined us and were a great help.

It was such a blessing to be out on the streets doing something to benefit the people of our city and getting to share with them the love and hope that is found in the Lord Jesus.

Photos by Kiss Ági:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Eger Airport

One of the best things about living in Eger is that there are a lot of festivals. Every weekend in the summer there is something going on. One of the main sources of income for the city is tourism and they do a really good job organizing these events.

This past weekend there was a festival at the Eger airport. There were vintage cars on display and demonstrations with small aircraft.

Here are some pictures:

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Our friend Ocean took this picture of Felicia when he visited us last week:


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Archeological Proof of the Kingdom of David

One thing I love about the Bible is that as time goes on, and as more and more archeological work is done, archeological discoveries confirm the historicity of the Bible.

One of the most famous such discoveries was the discovery of the ruins of a great Hittite civilization in Turkey. The Bible mentioned the Hittites as a great and powerful nation, but because no reference to them was found outside of the Bible and no remains of a great Hittite civilization had be found, the Hittites were used as an example of how the Bible was not historically accurate....UNTIL the Hittite capital and records were unearthed in Bogazkoy, Turkey in the early 20th century, and it was found that the Biblical descriptions of them really were accurate.

Another claim that has been brought against the historicity of the Bible is that there is very little historical record of the Kingdom of David mentioned in the Bible. There are records of Solomon, but very few of David, and for this reason, some have questioned whether David actually lived, or whether he was a purely legendary figure.

CNN put out this video recently about some archeological discoveries which could be proof of David and his kingdom.

I have great confidence in the Bible, and I'm sure that with time more and more archeological discoveries will be made that prove the Bible to be historically accurate.

Friday, September 09, 2011

More Thoughts on Tablet Computers...

CNN put out this video report today about the legal battle going on between Apple and Samsung:

I have one of these disputed Samsung tablets, and I love it. It is really similar to the iPad - perhaps the only significant difference is the operating system, which in the end was the very reason I chose the Galaxy Tab over the iPad - because I prefer the Android Honeycomb OS to the iOS.

I haven't seen many people in Europe with tablets yet, but I suspect that Android tablets will dominate the iPad in Europe because Apple products are much more expensive here than in the US because of all the import taxes. And if people here can choose between two products that are essentially the same, but the one costs less and uses a more widespread operating system, I'm sure people would choose that.

We'll see what happens :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

My Wife is Cool

I am impressed with my wife.

On Saturday Rosemary organized a birthday party for Nate with some of his friends from church. Lídia, Julcsi, Alex, Korni and András - and of course Dani bácsi were in attendance, all at Nate's request.

Our little boy is pretty decisive about what he wants. Rosemary took him into a few stores to plan his birthday party, and he knew exactly what he wanted - a Lightning McQueen cake with chocolate on the inside from the cukrászda in the plaza, and balloons with helium and confetti poppers.

But what I think was most impressive was that Rosemary built Radiator Springs in our back yard for the kids to drive their cars on during the party.

She had a lot of other good ideas for the Cars theme and for games the kids could play - and they all got Piston Cups at the end.

A good time was had by all. My wife is cool.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Family Portrait

Yesterday was the celebration for the 20th anniversary of Calvary Chapel in Hungary. There was a big event in Budapest with people from all over the country getting together for one big service, remembering what God has done and looking forward to what He will do in the future through our movement in this country.

We rented a bus to take people from our church up to Budapest for the event - but at the last minute I ended up deciding that I needed to stay home with Nate who has an infection in his throat and a high fever. I was bummed that I couldn't go to the event, but I wanted Rosemary to be able to go and get to see everyone, and Nate wasn't in any condition to go.

So, while we were at home yesterday Nate and I made a present for mommy: he drew this family portriat:

Everybody's in there - Nate put himself in the center, Balázs is the one in the corner with glasses and hair that stands straight up.
I'm not quite sure why Nate gave me so much hair :)

We framed his family portrait and put it up in his room:

7 Years Ago

On this day 7 years ago Rosemary and I stood before God and witnesses and took vows of love and faithfulness and service to one another.

By God's grace, 7 years and 3 kids later we are still going strong - and by God's grace we will continue to do so.

I love you Rosemary Cady! Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Four Years Ago

On this day in 2007 our baby boy was born, and we named him Nathaniel, which means "gift of God".

Here is the birth announcement that we made for him:

Today Nate turned 4 years old.

He loves cars, trains, ninjas and Spiderman, and doesn't like wearing shorts. He is intense and challenging and loving and sweet.

Although today was his official birthday, we have been having a sort of "birthday week" for him. Yesterday he had a party at óvoda, today we had the "family birthday" at home, and on Saturday he will have some friends over for a garden party.

Nate's request for the óvoda birthday party was that Rosemary would make cupcakes and that everyone would have juice :)

Here's a video of him at óvoda yesterday leading the party snake:

Nate and Felicia wore matching "birthday shirts" today that they got from Grandma and Grandpa:

We love you Nate!