Christmas eve visit to Roma family in our neighborhood

Christmas eve visit to Roma family in our neighborhood

Since the first day we arrived in Budapest, there has been a family that has come to our door regularly to beg. Though we are very glad to give to them, it has always been difficult to communicate with them. Little by little I have been learning some Hungarian and little by little getting to […]

Dec. 16, International Day of the Roma Holocaust

Dec. 16, International Day of the Roma Holocaust

December 16 is International Day of the Roma Holocaust since on this day in 1942, ‘Himmler ordered that the Romani candidates for extermination should be deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. For the Romani people of Europe, this order was equivalent to the January 20 decision of that same year, made at the Wannsee Conference, at which Nazi […]

Joy is coming!

Joy is coming!

Many of you remember our dear friend, Joy Hill, who was with us in Bosnia as my secretary/PA (personal assistant) for almost 7 years. After we left Bosnia, she continued on there and then in Budapest for three more years, then returned to her home in Melbourne, Australia. But now she is coming back to […]

Matthew to go to International Christian School of Budapest next semester

We are humbled and grateful that some anonymous donors are paying for Matthew to attend the International Christian School of Budapest this coming semester (Spring 2015). We love home schooling him, but this will be a good semester for him to get classroom experience, meet friends as we are still new to this city, and […]

Food for Roma for Christmas

Friends from our church are organizing a drive to provide food boxes for 80 Roma families in Hungarian villages.

Christmas shoeboxes for Roma children (part 2)

Christmas shoeboxes for Roma children (part 2)

We have such a wonderful church here in Budapest. A family in our church is organizing outreach to Roma children with 500 shoe boxes for Christmas. We were privileged to help pack some of them up after church a couple weeks ago.

St. Nicholas Day shoes

St. Nicholas Day shoes

One of the traditions we discovered years ago when we moved to Croatia is St. Nicholas Day. On Dec. 6, the kids set out an empty shoe each (by or near the front door) and in the morning the shoes are filled with a few treats. We started this with our kids and they love […]