We’re Here!

We’ve been here for a while, and I’ve been updating a lot on Facebook, but I realized I hadn’t put anything here. I don’t think anyone but family reads this regularly – but you never know. I guess I could check the logs – but that’s too much work.

We arrived safely in Hungary and so did all our stuff. School has started for Ingrid and the kids and I’m in the office, digging in to work. We are very blessed that the whole transition went so well. Our August newsletter is late, we’ve been so busy, but should go out soon with the latest update. When it does I’ll get it posted here as well. Thanks for praying for us – we need it. More later.

April Newsletter

Well, it’s technically May – but the April newsletter went out today. You can download this month’s letter by clicking on this link or by visiting our Newsletter Page.

This month we’ve focused on Ingrid’s new work assignment that she will take on when we get to Hungary. Ingrid has been asked to teach junior high math at the International Christian School of Budapest or ICSB as most folks call it.

This is a tremendous opportunity for Ingrid to use some God given skills and talents that she has not really had an opportunity to employ for a while. Before Ingrid went into the software engineering field she worked as a math teacher in Ghana and the United States. (She’s an incredibly smart and competent woman.)

ICSB was started by Campus Crusade for Christ Int. and some other partner organizations that also have staff in Hungary and other parts of Eastern Europe. Our children will be going to school there. You can read a lot more about it by clicking on the name of the school. I think the school video is incredibly informative. It’s a little dated now, but still very informative. They talk about construction increasing the size of the school and that construction is done now. They also show a young woman sitting in class as a teen. That young woman is now full time CCCI staff in a rather high risk portion of the world. It encourages and frightens me at the same time. I hold my kids with an open hand but that doesn’t mean I’m without emotion at the thought of where God may call them some day.

We are still working on raising support, but 96% of our monthly support has come in. We need to raise a healthy amount for the move too – but we are starting preparations for the move itself. We’ll be nailing down dates soon but right now it looks like we’ll be in Phoenix for a couple weeks at the end of June and on our way to Hungary at the very beginning of July. There is a lot to do between now and then and we covet your prayers.

ICSB
ICSB is located in Diósd, Hungary.

JR and Hungary

I’ll be heading to Hungary in January. The jokes practically write themselves. But in all seriousness, I’m very excited about the trip and the work I will be doing while I’m there.

A team from my department will be there at the same time as the Eastern European Staff Conference. While those staff are gathered in Hungary from many nations in the area, we will be available to provide technical support to them. We sent a team to the last conference 2 years ago and the work they did was extremely appreciated. I am grateful and excited to get to be a part of the team this go around. The conference dates are January 16th to the 26th. I’ll post more as details become available and planning progresses.

The language used in Hungary is, oddly enough, Hungarian. If you would like a little taste of what Hungarian is like, hop on over here.