After 354 days I have returned to Magyarorszag! This delightfully flat land of Turo Rudi, tongue twisting words and Disco music (for those living next door to a Gypsy Farmer) has welcomed me back with open arms.
The GoodSports team is busy preparing for 7 summer camps. Yes, that’s right, 7 summer camps. Prayers are very much appreciated.
June 30 – July 4
1.)Christian Interpreter Camp – training bi-lingual Christians to interpret in church and evangelical settings. The vocabulary we use in a church setting is not covered on any language exam. This camp combines lectures in vocabulary, culture, and church history with practical exercises. Our teams arrive prepared to give their testimonies and devotions so the students have a chance to practice side-by-side and simultaneous interpretation.
2.) Teen Talk – a fun English learning experience for the teenagers of Russ’ village: Mikepércs!
3.) Adult English Class – the Szappanos Street Baptist Church in Debrecen is partnering with us to do an evening English camp for people 16 and older. Evangelism and English pair up for a week-long evening camp that will include beginning English learners as well as those looking to polish their business English.
4.) Dorcas Camp 1 – an overnight camp for children from orphanages and the local Debrecen churches. In previous years this camp was strictly English and strictly for teens. We’ve tweaked it a bit this year. Now it’s for ages 9-15 and will be focused on evangelism (roughly based on the idea of Vacation Bible School).
5.) Dorcas Camp 2 – this overnight camp is for the children of the Miskolc Children’s Home (orphanage). GoodSports has been in relationship with this orphanage since 1997. The camp will be the same idea and format of Dorcas Camp 1.
July 28 – August 1
6.) Mikepercs Camp – for all the children of the village. English in the morning and sports in the afternoon!
7.) LOGOS Camp – to be held in Jozsa (a suburb of Debrecen) in partnership with the local Reformed Church. LOGOS is the Language School that was founded by GoodSports Hungary director Russell Chun. This camp is an English based day-care camp for primary school aged children.
We appreciate all of your prayers as we move into these camps. Teams are coming from all over the globe to assist us – please pray for traveling mercies. Kids are coming from all over Eastern Hungary to attend these camps – please pray for open hearts and minds to receive the Gospel of Christ.