Hot summer days in Central Europe means day camps in our Roma/Gypsy villages for our CHE community development teams (Zdrava Zajednice (ZZ) Serbia and Misszió az Egészséges Közösségekért (MEK) Hungary).
DONJI PETROVCI, SERBIA
Sometimes spiritual breakthroughs happen in the midst of trials. Marijana Čizmanski and her ZZ Serbia team recently held a four-day camp in their village of Donji Petrovci. The children here are very poor, often abused and most do not go to school. There is much anger, fighting abuse and neglect.
On the first day of camp one of the children stole a valuable smart-phone out of the purse of a ZZ Serbia team member. He ended up senselessly destroying the phone and all the important saved data on it! Because of this incident, no one in the village expected the team to
come back the next day, but they did. When the villagers asked why they returned, the team said that it was because of the love of Jesus. The ZZ worker who had lost her phone and data also returned. The mother of the boy who had destroyed it came up to her and pled with her, “Please remove the curse that you placed on my son.”
“What curse?” the worker replied.
“The one you put on him for destroying your phone,” the mom answered.
“I didn’t put a curse on him,” the worker said.
“Why not?” she asked.
“Because I love your son,” the worker said.
“Why?” she asked
“Because Jesus does,” was the worker’s answer.
Marijana reported the the spirit in the camp and with the children changed dramatically after that.
Pray for the “gates of Hell” to be broken down in Donji Petrovci.
Laci and Eszter and their MEK Hungary Team ran three camps this summer in the villages around Hatvan. Several weeks ago they went into the new community of Apc, near Hatvan, by invitation of the village’s social worker. The 3-day Bible camp was well-received and the village has asked the MEK Hungary team to return and begin on-going ministry ther
Pray for more open doors!
Around 25 children attended the camp in Boldog, which featured both morning meetings as well as evening programs for the children’s parents. The evening activities included arm-wrestling, folk dancing, games, karaoke, testimonies and food. We were all very pleased with the growing number of volunteers, both from the community and the nearby-churches, who helped run the camp. Many of the children now say they “have Jesus in their heart.”
Pray for genuine conversion!
The Zsámbok camp was held in partnership with the Zsámbok Evangelical Church where Feri Olah of our MEK Staff is the pastor. Over 40 campers were present for the first day’s theme which was ‘follow Jesus and be healthy (spiritually and physically).” The second day students learned about “Satan’s illusions that trick us and make us sick.” The third day focused on “walking with Jesus.”
Please intercede on behalf of these children who grow up daily where Satan dwells and for our Teams who are constantly engaged in spiritual warfare on behalf of these village people.