We would like to wish everyone a blessed Easter Weekend as we celebrate in Hungary, Ukraine, the U.S. and around the world the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Like everyone else it has been an unusual Easter holiday under extraordinary times devoid of traditions, customs and church services. Today is Easter Monday in Europe, the second day of Easter. Easter Monday is both an official church and state holiday. People attend church on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Following church on Easter Monday morning, people spend the remainder of the day visiting and feasting with friends and extended family. Despite the circumstances, we celebrate with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ here in Eastern Europe the risen Lord, and our salvation through His blood alone through His Death and Resurrection. We hold fast in confidence that our God is sovereign and He holds the whole world in His hands, trusting in God’s plan and praying for the lost to look to God as their Rock and Salvation during difficult times. We hope and pray that this will soon end, that the sickness and death will soon abate, and have confidence that God will use this for His glory and to lead people to belief in His Son, in whom our hope is found, Jesus Christ. Our situation remains unchanged. Under quarantine and lockdown. We continue to live in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, in the Hungarian Reformed Church. We have experienced wonderful hospitality here, including yesterday enjoying an Easter feast dropped off for us, made by the Pastor’s wife. We look forward to the day we can continue ministry and return home to Ukraine after the borders reopen. Until then we patiently wait, thankful for health and time together as a family. Joined together in our shared hope in the death and resurrection of Christ, have a wonderful and blessed Easter!
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