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DAY TWO MISSION TRIP! Today was focused on meeting the rest of the missionaries that are a part of CREW and getting the training needed for the rest of the week.
Before we started, Laci, the leader of Campus Crusade in Hungary, shared a devotional with us to kick off the morning meeting. In it, he unpacked the gospel, depicting it as a multi-layered cake called Orség Zöld Aranya, which is meant to have all three layers eaten together in one bite. He explained how the gospel is so much more than we often act like it is, and that we can't just leave it at the 'gate' we need to live it. Laci explained how the first layer of the cake is the great commission which is a very active commandment, but that we often get hung up on the do's and get worn out trying to carry them out. The second layer is the great commandment, which he paired with 1 Corinthians 13 to help us understand that we must share the gospel from a heart overflowing with love for others, but that if we are seeking to act in love constantly, we will easily burn out or become self-righteous. The final layer was a full understanding of the unconditional and fulfilling love of God for us. With this understanding we are no longer self-righteous, we no longer tire of doing good because we are filled constantly with gratitude that motivates us to love others and share the truth of the gospel with them.
For the next couple of days, we will have groups of three (two Americans and one Hungarian) go into the local schools. There, we will teach the children an English lesson, break up into small groups to get to know them, and help them improve their English. (maybe they can, in turn, teach us some Hungarian…) After that, we will invite them to the “big event” of the week, happening Friday night called “Speak Out.” Please pray for us as we are going into the schools, that the children will be responsive, and that they will show up on Friday where the gospel will be shared.
The Hungarian word of the day (that I just decided is a thing) is “Ciao” which means “hello” and also “goodbye.”