On February 21 to 26, men and women from 7 nations met at Lake Balaton for a week of introductory Community Health Evangelism training, hosted my MEK Hungary. Thirty-six people from Hungary, Slovakia, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and the US divided into an English-speaking and a Hungarian-speaking group for the Training of Trainers One (TOT1) Course. In all, 26 students received certificates and membership in the CHE Network. The other participants were facilitators and translators.
There were many highlights of this training conference which was held at the Bethesda Conference Center in Balatonföldvár.
Rev. Janos Papp, Executive Director of the Hungarian Baptist Union, paid a surprise visit to the trainees. He was in town for a region-wide meeting of Baptist leaders and stopped by to bring greetings.
Six Roma completed the training and received their certificates. Kalman Hamza, who brought four of them with him from east Hungary, team-taught his first CHE Lesson.
As follow-up to this training conference, those who came from Slovakia and from one other country are planning their own TOT1 conferences in early summer. Croatia will be holding a Vision Seminar in Osijek, March 18 and 19.
The group of trainees included many with strong gifts in leadership, administration, faith and mercy. This bodes well, as they take their training back home to begin CHE teams and projects.
The conference had several powerful and spontaneous prayer sessions during the week, ending with times of intercession for one another and the laying on of hands on Friday morning for new anointing. The Spirit was truly present in our midsts. All who were present sensed it.
Please pray for these new graduates as they go home and begin to use what they have learned. They could really turn their countries upside down with wholistic works in Jesus’ name.