Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, June 25-29: We were first introduced to the church congregation of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Tiszaujvaros after they graciously came to our aid when our van broke down along a highway in eastern Hungary. We were invited to come to partner with them in starting a summer English camp ministry. Four years later, we continue to return to this congregation every summer and we are thankful to see this camp and outreach grow each year. This year 35 students attended this camp. Vachartyan, Hungary, July 2-6: This small village is located not far from Budapest and very close to the beautiful and famed Danube Bend. This year marked the 10th anniversary of partnering with both the neighboring Vachartyan and Erdokertes congregations. Every year we look forward to having home stays with families from the two churches. We have been richly blessed to work with Pastor Barnabas and his wife Livia for the past decade. We cherish their friendship and praise God for the love that they so warmly extend to those they minister to. We have been blessed to get to know so many of the families and students from these communities. We welcomed close to 60 kids this year to this camp.
About Eric Hoeksema
Stacey, my wife, and I are located in western Ukraine, living with and working among a Hungarian population in Transcarpathia, Ukraine.