Why do we do what we do? The answer is simple. Jesus ransomed us when he died on the cross and paid the penalty our rebellion against God deserved. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23) Our lives belong to him now. We have all been saved for service.
In 2010 God clearly asked us whether we would live the life of comfort that we wanted, or live a life of obedience and follow him in missionary work overseas. Jesus Christ gave his all for us, how could we do any less?
Jesus demands obedience. Jesus commanded all Christians to go and make disciples. Francis Chan poses a good question: If we are not making disciples, are we truly disciples ourselves? Check out this video on the subject: Francis Chan on Discipleship
Locally based in Littleton, Colorado, WorldVenture is a sending agency committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by:
- Evangelizing the people of the world by cultivating real relationships.
- Extending grace by meeting the physical needs of people.
- Establishing churches and helping healthy churches reproduce.
- Equipping leaders by providing formal and informal training of nationals.
- Encouraging mission movements by preparing national churches to send their own missionaries.
Find out more at their website: www.worldventure.com.
- About 90% of Hungarians claim to be Christians, but up to 46% deny the existence of God!
- Less than 3% of Hungarians are estimated to be truly born again, making Hungarians an unreached people group.
As a Strategic Position:
- Hungary bridges the gap between the Eastern and Western Europe, geographically and culturally.
- As the first to throw off the yoke of communism in 1990, Hungary historically leads other Easter European countries.
Find out more at Operation World.
What are TCKs? Third-culture kids are children who grew up in a country not their own and therefore experience a certain level of alienation from their home country. They create their own "third-culture" in which to feel at home.
Personal Experience: I understand the need for ministry to TCKs first hand. I (Dave) am a TCK.
The Necessity of Ministry to TCKs:
- Some missionary kids leave the faith because they fall under the shadow of their parents' religion instead of submitting themselves to Christ.
- TCKs often become influential leaders because of the skills they develop as TCKs. This influence can be used for good or bad.
- Most TCKs are non-Christians and need to see and hear the gospel so they can find hope in Jesus.
Find out more about Dave's experiences as a TCK here.
The International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB) is a pre-1st through 12th grade school near Budapest, Hungary. There are over 250 students that attend the school.
- Currently there is not a middle-school social studies teacher at the school. Teachers are filling in, increasing their own load, until Dave arrives.
- 40-50% of the students are not Christians. It is a wonderful opportunity to share the truth of the gospel with them.
As a Strategic Position:
- Over 20 nationalities attend ICSB. The world is literally impacted for the Kingdom of God from one small school in Hungary!
- The Gospel is freely proclaimed to students from nations where the Gospel is restricted.
Find out more at their website: www.icsbudapest.org.