New ways to shine the Light of the World
Kata Tar reported, “From December 10-18, our Budapest team, along with 14 volunteers, were out on the streets handing out tracts about Yeshua, telling people the purpose of Hanukkah and the meaning of Christmas. The pamphlet included an invitation to our ‘HanuChristmas’ party on the 19th. We focused on areas near universities. God graciously gave us a young adult drama team, who were excited to work with us. Passersby could read our tracts, listen to our Messianic songs, watch or even join our Jewish worship dance team, play dreidel with us—as well as see some thought-provoking skits, including one that featured a ‘human Hanukkiah.’* By God’s grace we handed out 19,590 tracts and received contact information from 33 people, including nine Jewish people who did not yet know Yeshua. One man prayed with Vati to give his heart to Jesus. Those nine days were demanding, but our team was excited to takek to heart Yeshua’s words: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). Many people saw and heard our message in the streets of Budapest.
“The hall we rented for the HanuChristmas party could hold about 120 people, and God answered our prayers to bring just enough people so it was full but not overcrowded. The hall was vibrating with joy and excitement as people joined in the latke* and gingerbread competition, played the dreidel game and danced the hora. They were less willing to become ad hoc actors in our Macabee drama, but found it greatly entertaining. They also listened to a serious message about how God wants us to be dedicated to Him. It was a blessed time.”
Please pray for those who heard the gospel in Budapest to say “Yes” to Jesus.
*Hanukkiah is a nine-branched candelabra used to celebrate Hanukkah; latkes are fried potato pancakes traditionally eaten on this holiday.