In a previous post we mentioned all the different teams that are scheduled to come. Thus far, we’ve had three successful team visits, and there are many more to come!
For Easter we had our team from Kaiserslautern. With their help we dyed Easter eggs, played soccer, had a traditional American Easter meal, and had an “Easter Egg Hunt” – although with nearly 600 eggs in the tiny orphanage yard, we use the term loosely. We were also able to share the true Easter story – Christ and His resurrection.
Off to the Easter Egg Hunt!
Not two weeks later we had a team from the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Vajta (south of Budapest). Our own, Mate Zoli, lead the team of 5 students – 4 Hungarians, and 1 Chinese. For 10 days they worked endlessly in many different areas, with many different audiences. With them we were able to:
-Feed the homeless of Debrecen, in conjunction with the Hungarian Reformed Church’s Reménysugar (“Ray of Hope”) ministry.
-Teach English in a local primary, and secondary school, in conjunction with LOGOS Language School.
-Visit two different orphanages, Miskolc and Berettyóújfalu, in conjunction with on-going GoodSports ministries.
-Attend two different university outreach events, in conjunction with the International Mission Board and Calvary Chapel Debrecen.
-Conduct a worship service for the Roma community of Hajduböszörmény, in conjunction with Calvary Chapel Debrecen.
-Conduct an outreach event for disabled/handicapped children, in conjunction with the Hungarian Reformed Church’s Immanuel Otthon (“Immanuel’s House”) ministry.
-Conduct an outreach event for the children of the E.U. Refugee Camp, in conjunction with Menedék (Hungarian Association for Migrants).
-Paint and do building maintenance for Calvary Chapel Debrecen.
-Attend and assist with the Youth Group for Calvary Chapel Debrecen.
-Teach Kid’s Church for Calvary Chapel Debrecen.
…and so much more!
We also had a large team from Word of Life (NY) join Vajta & GoodSports for a sports day at the orphanage. Because of the specific needs of house three we had several indoor activities – complete with a presentation of the gospel (video). The weather was beautiful (thank God for no rain!) and with 20 orphans, and a combined team of 60 we had sports, games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a BMX exposition (video).
Word of Life, Vajta, GoodSports & Miskolc Orphans
All in all, it’s been an amazing month for teams visiting GoodSports!