INVITATION TO THE 94TH CONVENTION
We cordially invite you to the 94th Annual Meeting of the
Hungarian Baptist Convention of North America. Place: American
Hungarian Baptist Church, Alhambra, California. Time: July 13-15.
"Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
All of us have seen a picture of what some artist depicts as what Christ may have looked like. All of these pictures show the image of a man with sorrowing facial features indicating a caring and compassionate individual. But, we must see Him more so with open arms inviting us to come to Him and find that vital rest of our soul which only He can impart. Now we must understand that Jesus Christ, who invites us, is standing not far away from any of us. He knows all about our problems and weaknesses. He knows those tremendous possibilities that have implanted in us. So in the midst of our disappointments, worries and frustrations, Christ sees us in our weariness and He has the power and will to give us rest.
There are today in many of us the burdens of illness, suffering and heart aches. All of these burdens are particularly heavy when we cannot see our way out. We all, quite naturally want to be free of painful circumstances. We can all identify with the Psalmist when he said, AOh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest . . . I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest" (Ps 55:6-8). But often there seems to be no escape, no way out. Listen to what the Lord Jesus says to us in such an hour. "Come unto me and I will give you rest.@ He does not say that He will change your difficulties and thus deliver you from your circumstances. He wishes to give you His precious peace that you so desperately need in the midst of your difficulties. He gives rest to your soul in the face of your hardships.
Of course, our individual circumstances influences each of us. In the final analysis, the main factor is not the circumstance, but our attitude toward it. An Arabian proverb says, "The same fire that melts butter, also makes an egg hard.@ The same difficulties and sufferings can harden a man or enable him. It all depends on how we relate these trying times to our faith in Christ. Remember, "Come unto me," our Lord invites, and "I will give you rest in your difficulties." We can become conquerors over all the difficulties in our lives.
The twentieth century is an era of great change. It is an exciting time to live in. Sometime monotony and boredom seem to dominate our lives. We are kept more than busy and wish for a respite. Christ says "Come to me, I will give you something very important. I will open your eyes and show you eternal meaning in these busy days. The apostle Paul said: "Whatever you are doing, put your whole heart into it. As if you were doing it for the Lord and not for men." (Col 3:23). To serve God himself - what greater honor could one ever hope to enjoy. That brings genuine meaning and reality to our lives.
So Christ is very near to us. He puts meaning into every moment of every day. He gives forgiveness and can make us conquerors over any of our difficulties. He invites us to come to Him and to take that very important step to receive what He offers. He offers us life in its fullness. He says, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in Heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." This is His invitation to us. Let us accept His call and we surely will find peace and rest.
Ernest J. Kish
After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church's pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in the service that evening. In the introduction, the pastor told the congregation that the guest minister was one of his dearest childhood friends and that he wanted him to have a few moments to greet the church and share whatever he felt would be appropriate for the service. With that, an elderly man stepped up to the pulpit and began to speak.
"A father, his son, and a friend of his son were sailing off the Pacific Coast," he began, "when a fast approaching storm blocked any attempt to get back to shore. The waves were so high, that even though the father was an experienced sailor, he could not keep the boat upright and the three were swept into the ocean as the boat capsized."
The old man hesitated for a moment, making eye contact with two teenagers who were, for the first time since the service began, looking somewhat interested in his story.
The aged minister continued with his story, "Grabbing a rescue line, the father had to make the most excruciating decision of his life: to which boy he would throw the other end of the life line. He only had seconds to make the decision. The father knew that his son was a Christian and he also knew that his son's friend was not. The agony of his decision could not be matched by the torrent of waves. "As the father yelled out, 'I love you, son!' he threw out the life line to his son's friend. By the time the father had pulled the friend back to the capsized boat, his son had disappeared beneath the raging swells into the black of night. His body was never recovered."
By this time, the two teenagers were sitting up straight in the pew, anxiously waiting for the next words to come out of the old minister's mouth. "The father," he continued, "knew his son would step into eternity with Jesus and he could not bear the thought of his son's friend stepping into an eternity without Jesus. Therefore, he sacrificed his son to save the son's friend. How great is the love of God that He should do the same for us. Our heavenly Father sacrificed His only begotten Son that we could be saved. I urge you to accept His offer to rescue you and take a hold of the life line. He is throwing out to you in this service."
With that, the old man turned and sat back down in his chair as silence filled the room. The pastor again walked slowly to the pulpit and delivered a brief sermon with an invitation at the end. However, no one responded to the appeal.
Within minutes after the service ended, the two teenagers were at the old man's side. "That was a nice story," politely started one of the boys, "but I don't think it was very realistic for a father to give up his only son's life in hopes that the other boy would become a Christian."
"Well, you've got a point there," the old man replied, glancing down at his worn Bible. A big smile broadened his narrow face, he once again looked up at the boys and said, "It sure isn't very realistic, is it? But I'm standing here today to tell you that story gives me a glimpse of what it must have been like for God to give up His Son for me. You see... I was that father and your pastor is my son's friend." (Submitted by Rev. Molnar)
Happy Fathers Day!
It is amazing how we go through different stages in our relationship with dad.
Someone has observed that at age four we say, AMy dad can do anything.@ At age seven we say, AMy dad knows a lot.@ At age 12 we say, AOh well we can=t expect dad to know everything.@
At age 14 many of us have progressed to exclaim, AMy dad is hopelessly out of date and old fashioned.@ By age 21 we say, AWhat should I expect? He just doesn=t understand.@ At age 25 we say, Dad knows a little bit but not too much.@
Then, around age 30 we begin to say, AI need to find out what dad thinks.@ At age 40 we ask, AWhat would dad have thought?@ By age 50 we say. AMy dad knew everything.@ Then, at age 60 we say, AI wish I could talk it over with dad just one more time!@
March at Bethesda
The month of March is now behind us and we have many pleasant thoughts of our activities. March is the month that our Convention holds its mid year meeting to review our past activities and formulate plans for coming events during the balance of our year. It was good to gather together as Gods people and to encourage one another for the tasks that lie ahead for each of us. We at the Home hosted almost 40 extra people. That means that we had to feed and house them for a period of four days. This was not an easy task since our Home is already running at full capacity. But where there is a will to do something, there is always a way to do it. This is especially so where the work of the Lord is involved. Even the residents of our Home enjoyed the presence of our Hungarian Baptist people. During all of our meal times and church services our residents were treated to the sounds of our beautiful old time hymns. So many of our residents joined us in singing these hymns. They sang in the English language and we sang in our own native language. In addition to our singing, our residents enjoyed the cordial fellowship of our Convention people. Our Home also hosted a river dinner cruise for our Convention workers to indicate to them grateful thanks for the many favors that we do for our residents on a daily basis.
Needless to say, our Convention workers enjoyed the cruise upon our beautiful Indian River. Our get together however was not all fun and games. We also had a lot of work to do and all of this took place during our planning sessions. At times, it is difficult for us to realize the amount of work that is involved in operating our Home and our Convention. At times, it may even be discouraging when we have to face difficult tasks. But with God=s care and guidance we do our best and leave the end results in the hands of our loving heavenly father. Please continue to pray for all those workers within our Convention who work ceaselessly and tirelessly to fulfill the tasks that you all have assigned to them. They are good people and they deserve our prayerful support.
Most of you are aware of the fact that our Homes is for sale. We have had many prospects, but few with money to invest with a not for profit motive. Up to the early part of April we had two avid buyers wanting to purchase our facility. One even provided us with a $32,000.00 down payment. Unfortunately, they were not able to obtain financing and therefore their offer was withdrawn. This left us with the second buyer with whom we are now negotiating. We have worked very hard to affect the sale of our property and we have once again placed it in God=s hands for a conclusion. Our sale has a few conditions which have to be fulfilled before a final disposition can be made. One condition is that they are to continue to operate as a Home for the aging and the second condition is that we be able to operate our chapel as a Baptist Congregation for both our Home residents and other church constituents. These conditions will be included in our sales contract. Our buyer is in agreement with these conditions.
Those of us who have been involved with Bethesda for so many years have mixed feelings on separating ourselves from something that has been so close to our hearts. We have prayed and worked hard to bring Bethesda to the acme of its long existence. Our forefathers had sacrificed so much in starting something that today is valued in the millions. I personally have been involved with our Home from its start in 1924. I have been a part of its growth and I praise God for what we as a Convention have accomplished. I feel however, that it is now time for us to turn our attention into more spiritual matters. We must therefore use our resources to bringing the word of God to people in a more productive and meaningful way. Therefore, I rest at ease in knowing that what was started with Bethesda so many years ago, will continue in bringing the word of God to all people. Please continue us in your thoughts and prayers.
Ernest J. Kish
Missionary's Tragic Death Opens Life of Faith to World
"God is in control; He knows what is best," Roni Bowers wrote to her church family in the fall of 2000. "He doesn't owe me anything, rather I owe Him everything. When we as believers get to heaven, we won't have to ask, 'why?' It will be worth it all."
Less than a year later, Roni is there. And the haunting words must still echo in Jim Bowers' head. On April 20, his wife, Roni, 35, and the couple's 7-month-old adopted daughter, Charity, were killed when their missionary plane was mistakenly shot down over Peru. Jim, 37, was on board at the time, along with their 6-year-old son, Cory, but neither were hurt. The Bowers family is from Muskegon, Mich. In a written statement, Jim shares the following: "My son, Cory, and I would like to thank you for your prayers for us at this difficult time of our lives. Roni and Charity were tragically killed, and we are suffering that loss. I'm sure we will feel the loss more as time goes by. In spite of that, we still are trusting in God. "Above all, we want to honor God and honor Roni's work and ministry," Jim continues. "She enjoyed so much serving the Peruvians whom she loved.Jim says he has heard various reports surrounding the shooting down of the mission plane. "I am trusting that the publicity will eventually agree with what I know to be the truth. The pilot claims that God landed the plane; however, I want to publicly thank Kevin Donaldson for saving our lives by expertly bringing us safely to the water." Donaldson, 42, was severely wounded in both legs but managed to guide the flaming, single-engine plane into the Amazon river, according to Rev. E.C. Haskell, a spokesman for the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), which sponsored the mission trip. ..."God sparked an interest in my heart for missions very early," she wrote. "At the age of 13, I knew I wanted to be a missionary." While attending Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, N.C., Roni attended a chapel program that changed her life. "Very early in my freshman year, a missionary challenged us to make a commitment in our dating lives. That day I made a vow to God that I would not date anyone unless he, too, wanted to be a missionary. "Eventually," she continued, "a young man named Jim Bowers asked me to go roller skating. He was raised in Brazil by godly missionary parents and was planning to be a missionary. Over the course of time we became true friends ... and on Nov. 23, 1985, I became Mrs. James A. Bowers." That summer, the couple attended ABWE's Candidate Seminar and were appointed to Iquitos, Peru as missionaries. They moved to Muskegon, Mich., and joined Calvary Church, which became their sponsoring or "sending" church. The only thing lacking for the Bowers was a child of their own. After years of infertility and numerous tests, the Bowers were told that they needed to think about adoption if they wanted children. They adopted Cory in November 1994. ...
Jim and Roni Bowers adopted Charity, their second child, in December 2000. The tragic shooting took place as the family was returning to Peru from Brazil, where they had picked up Charity's visa and passport. The infant had a temporary visa in Peru, but had to leave the country and re-enter to receive a permanent one. Latest reports indicate the United States' own plane located the missionaries for the Peruvian military, mistaking them for smugglers. The U.S. aircraft was supposed to identify drug planes for the Peruvian air force. ... the Peruvians did not take adequate steps to verify the plane's identity.
While many reports are searching for the "how" of this tragedy, the Bowers' story of faith and hope can't help but shine through. Perhaps this is Roni's ultimate missionary act: to spread the gospel with her death.
By Janet Chismar, Religion Today (excerpts)
Unless I understand who Jesus is, I CAN’T IMAGINE how his death makes possible atonement for the sins of the whole world.
For that I am profoundly grateful!
Student suspended after sharing gospel
An 18-year-old Michigan high school student has been suspended from school for an impromptu lunchtime speech to classmates about Jesus.
Pat DeRoch, a senior at Dundee High School, wanted to boost attendance at the weekly Bible study held at the school. So during lunch one day several weeks ago, he took the stage in the school=s cafeteria, invited fellow classmates to the Bible study, and spoke about the power of God=s love.
Ten minutes into the speech, however, the principal showed up and told DeRoch to get off the stage and go to the school office. Once there, school administrators told DeRoch he had violated school policy and would be suspended for a day and a half. School records state he was suspended not because of the topic of his speech, but because he spoke without first getting permission from administrators.
What surprised his mother most, however, was what the principal told her later. Lori DeRoch said, AWhat really transpired from there was pretty offensive to us, because we had gotten a call from the principal, and he had wanted my son to get a psychiatric evaluation before he could come back to school. They just suspended him for talking without getting permission.@
Mrs. DeRoch also said she was disappointed in the severity of her son=s punishment, since he received zeros in his classes for the days he missed. She said students who have had more serious run-ins with school officials do not pay as high a price.
Nevertheless, Mrs. DeRoch said her son has no regrets. ABeing a Christian, you know sometimes things don=t go your way. Pat did what he thought was right. He got suspended for it, and that=s fine. If he has to serve a suspension for doing what=s right, then that=s okay,@ she said.
Since Pat=s story was featured in several newspapers in Michigan and Ohio, he said he feels the Lord has used his speech and suspension to encourage other teenagers to take a stand for Christ.
AA lot of churches in the area ... have been calling because they=ve heard about the story, and they=ve said they want me to come to their different youth groups,@ he said. AThey want me to start encouraging their youth. Of course, everyone at school knows about it ... it=s a big thing now, and that=s just like opening more doors [to share the gospel].@
DeRoch, who believes the Lord is calling him into the ministry, said he was not trying to be a rebel when he delivered the lunchroom speech. He said he was just trying to be obedient to God. AgapePress, 2/6/01
In the late 1940s, four young men that we know today as the leaders of the Billy Graham evangelistic team met to pray and seek God=s will for their lives and ministries. They met on a farm outside Modesto, Calif., belonging to the family of Cliff Barrows, the music leader of the group. As the team fasted and prayed for God=s direction on the second day, Billy Graham the group=s leader directed each man to go off alone to pray for their future ministry. (>The four were Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, George Beverly Shea and Grady Wilson).
The men made a composite list when they came back together, focusing on four major problems that became the basis of the Modesto Manifesto. At the end of the day, each pledged himself to a higher level of ministry than was found in other evangelistic ministries, pledging themselves to be accountable to one another and to serve and support one another.
The first thing on their list was the common misuse of the truth by evangelists. There was a common perception that evangelists exaggerated the size of crowds, the number of converts and the need of money. Each of the young men pledged himself to report the true statistics in their crusades.
The second thing on their list was money. Because evangelists were always raising money to pay for their expenses, it appeared many were in it for the money Their financial books would always be open.
The third problem that plagued evangelists was the sexual/moral issue. They agreed that they would never be alone with a member of the opposite sex. They determined to stay as far from the appearance of evil as possible.
The four men agreed the fourth problem of evangelists was a critical spirit. The four young men pledged themselves to a positive ministry; they would promote unity in the body of Christ.
The Modesto Manifesto is one foundation for the outstanding achievement of Billy Graham and his team. (Obviously, the blessing of God is the main reason that God used Billy Graham).
Dr. Elmer Towns, Liberty University
Some time ago a scientific magazine published an article concerning a certain species of alligator. Being lazy beasts, they seldom hunt for their dinner but just wait for their unwary victims to come to them. They lie near the bank with open mouths, acting as if they are dead. Soon flies begin to light on their moist tongues, and several other insects gather. This crowd attracts bigger game. A lizard will crawl up to the alligator to feed on the bugs; then a frog joins the party. Presently a whole menagerie is there; then there is a sudden "earthquake" -- WHAM -- the giant jaws come together and the party is over!
Here's the lesson: don't be lured by large groups of people. Remember, the crowd is always found on the "broad way." The "narrow way" of life admits only individuals, one by one. Most people take the easy, downward path. You as a Christian must follow Jesus on the upward road; it is the only safe way.
MAKE THIS YOUR PAYER
Our Father: You are our light and our salvation. When You sent Your Son it could be said that "They who walked in darkness have seen a great light." Your word tells us, "God is light and there is no darkness at all in him." (1 John 1:5.) We look forward to the day when, through Your grace, we shall exchange our present habitation for that city of perpetual light.
We realize that there are people who do not appreciate Your light. Some of them choose to live in darkness because their deeds are evil. We have been delivered from darkness, and have come into the light and liberty of the family of God. We have been commissioned to take the light of the Gospel to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. HELP US TO BE FAITHFUL!
We are thankful for the assurance we have because we have come to believe in Jesus. When we came it was like coming from night to daytime. Our doubts were dispelled and our fears were alleviated. We do not claim that we are all that we should be, but we feel that we are on the right track. And the light shines more fully as we follow on to know the Lord. MAY WE NOT FALTER!
Our concern is that we may set a good example for those who cross our paths. Impress us with the importance of being true and consistent in our Christian living. To grow in grace must mean that we are careful and concerned, always considerate of the needs of others. May our egos not stand in the way of our opportunities to be Your people wherever we are.
Bless today all who are burdened with loads too heavy for their strength. Bless those who crowd our hospitals and health centers. Give wisdom to our care givers. Bless the many who are under the dark cloud of depression and anxiety. Bless those who have lived long enough to know the challenges of aging. Comfort those who have passed through the valley of sorrow. Help us to be alert to opportunities to share the struggles of others.
Forgive us our sins. We have all come short of what You expect of us. We have not always measured up to our potential. We have put ourselves first too many times. May we accept Your forgiveness with the thought that we may be better, with the help of Your Holy Spirit.
May we give serious thought to the suffering and agony of our Savior on our behalf. We cannot ever fully realize the extent of His humiliation, as He gave Himself up for the redemption of a lost creation. May we show the extent of our devotion by the lives we live to His glory.
Hear us in our prayer. Bless us. We pray in His name. Amen.
Reaching people for Christ
through teaching English as a Second Language
Many people who come to America need help in learning the English language just to survive. It is not an easy task and many give up along the way and manage with whatever they have learned. Others have persevered and have been able to go on to College and secure better employment.
I have been teaching ESL for 8 years now and find that there are so many tremendous materials available for anyone who wants to teach. There is the saying that Aif you can speak you can teach@ and that is exactly true.
Most of the teaching staff in our program are people who work in ordinary jobs and come once a week to teach English. We use a curriculum that offers reading, pronunciation, grammar, writing and conversation. This gives a good balance. For many students having an individual tutor plus a class room situation is best. Those who study beyond the classroom are more likely to succeed. There is no easy way. In fact, it is even more difficult as you get older but persistence pays off.
For me, English is a means to an end. My desire is to share Christ with these folks who come for English classes. By their coming once or twice a week on a regular basis I have the opportunity to see them continually. I always ask the Lord to help me to sense their spiritual needs and trust Him to open the door to share in His timing. Our goal has been to love each one He brings to us with the love of Christ.
It is a glorious privilege He has given to us. The world is at our doorstep and we have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives.
Baptists in Cuba
Times are changing in Cuba. Baptists there held their first public evangelistic rally in 41 years. They packed two services at a sports arena in Havana, held in conjunction with the July 3-8 Baptist World Alliance General Council meeting in Havana, according to Associated Baptist Press. ...The rallies attracted 3,000 people each evening and featured music and sermons by BWA leaders Billy Kim of Korea and Nilson Fanini of Brazil, the news agency reported. General Council members also spoke in 40 evangelistic services held in area churches. ..."This is a historic event for the Cuban people,“ said Victor Gonzales, general secretary of the Baptist Convention of Western Cuba. ”This is the first time that all the Cuban pastors, seminaries, and missionaries are together in one meeting. It is the first time we have celebrated open meetings since revolution times." There are approximately 38,000 baptized Baptists in Cuba, the largest evangelical group in the communist nation. ReligionToday.com
The apostle Paul writes in his second letter to the Corinthians, 6:1 "We then as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain." In the following verses he outlines the manner in which we should perform our services as God's helpers. What a privilege is conferred upon man. What dignity we have received as coworkers with God, in the 8th Psalm we read, "For thou hast made him (man) a little lower than the angels and hath crowned him with glory and honor." Here the Psalmist is writing about you and I. Make no mistake, we are God's helpers.
You and I are also co-workers with God when we teach Sunday school, sing in the choir, when we serve as officers in our church, when we tithe our monies or even when we only have strength to pray. We can be the crusader for Him by carrying the cross of Christ into the battle, or we can be the quiet one who can do no more than to pray and encourage those who can do the work. The call is out to all those who will use whatever talent they may have, large or small, as "workers together with Him." God does not ask us to do things beyond our capabilities, only to use those talents which He has already gifted to us. Our efforts will be greatly rewarded, not only when we meet our Heavenly father, but also when we see our efforts gain one more soul for Christ. May God grant that we take to heart God's call for co-workers.
If you=ve ever wanted to visit another church without leaving Trinity, then just visit the Hungarian Ministry in the Fellowship Room. Thirty people attend a Friday Bible study and a Wednesday service, and 60 to 100 people attend a Sunday service. The Sunday service is followed by a social time with plenty of goodies and warm smiles - this would be a great opportunity to introduce someone to a Hungarian service.
Services are held in Hungarian, but Pastor John Viczian, the pastor of the Hungarian Ministry, speaks English fluently and is happy to answer questions. (By the way, Delora Kuyvenhoven describes him as a real sweetheart with a wonderful accent.) Hungarian services started at Trinity in 1992 with about 20 people. Members are of all ages and include newcomers to Canada and those who have been here for years. The church is non-denominational, so people associated with Hungary's Catholic, Baptist, and other denominations worship side by side. Unlike many countries that were formerly behind the iron curtain, churches were tolerated in Hungary under communism.
The Hungarian Ministry's goal is to reach out to Hungarian-speaking seekers, helping them experience a life-changing relationship with Christ. Yes, it's the same vision as Trinity's -- we may speak different languages, but the message is the same.
The Hungarian Ministry will hold a Christmas program on December 24 at 3:00 p.m., most likely, in the Friendship Center. A choir will make the rounds again at Cottonwoods, much to the delight of the shut-ins.
Irene Krasznai, the church treasurer, is very grateful to Trinity for giving the Hungarian Church a place to worship.
The Hungarian Ministry requests prayer for their pastor and his wife, as well as prayer for their ministry to reach more people.
For information, contact Pastor John Viczian (250/763-7476) or Irene Krasznai (250/712-0310).
(Appeared in Trinity Baptist Monthly, November, 2000)
FEBRUARY 4, BAPTIST WORLD ALLIANCE DAY
November at Bethesda
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God has once again been with us during another month here at your Bethesda Retirement Home. We had been blessed and we tried to share His blessings with those aged ones who had been placed in our care. Our residents are well cared for and well fed. This makes them happy and easier to deal with. For this we are grateful. November is a month wherein we remember all of the blessings with which God bestows on us. That He has done in abundance. We had a full house of nice people to whom we were able to show God’s love. We counted our blessings each day we were thankful for His care and His concerns for us. It was good to see the joy on the faces of our residents when we sat around our dinner tables to sing Count your Blessings and we gather together to ask the Lords Blessings. Gods love is still beingApreached@ at Bethesda in a very special way. Please continue us in your prayers.
Bethesda is on the minds and in the hearts of many local people. They come into our Home to entertain our folks. They bring in candy and other items to make life pleasant for our folks. They donate many items to the Home which we sell at our yard sales which helps us to subsidize a number of our residents who have run out of money. In October and November we held two yard sales at which time we sold over $1700.00 of donated items. We are grateful to God for giving us these kind hearted friends. We are also grateful for the volunteers who help us during these sales.
We are already making plans to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. There is much preparation that will be needed. Normally, we remember each of our residents with a small gift to let them know that we love them. This pays many dividends. In addition, we have thirty faithful employees who work hard all year long to keep our residents happy. We must remember each of them with a gift of money as a thank you for their good services. As is the custom at this time of year, we decorate our entry ways and our facility with lights and garlands. All of the above requires our planning and supervision. We do all of the above to indicate to all people the real reason for our celebration. It is our way of showing those people around us that the Savior of the World was born and later died for our sins so that we can have access to God eternally. Bethesda is still a Christian Home and we try to continue the message of God just as our forefathers had done for over seventy five years.
Our Home is still on the market for sale. We are still in negotiations with a number of organizations but as yet we do not have anything positive to report. You will be advised of happenings just as soon as we have something positive to report.
In the meantime, we wish each and everyone of you Gods richest blessings and much joy during these Christmas holidays. Love you all.Ernest J. Kish
If you want to see pictures (101+) about the great gathering of Hungarian Baptists at Nagyvárad - MABAVIT II. - go to http://baptista.hu/evhirnok