Thursday, May 20, 2010

Word of Life Hungary Celebrates 20 Years

Al and Pam Konya with Ric and Vi Brooks

Dad, Paul and the Good's from WOL Poland

Paul and Shirley Bubar

Our wonderful BI students with the Bubars

This past weekend WOL Hungary Elet Szava celebrated their 20th Birthday. Students and staff from past and present, directors, guest lecturers and teachers from all around the world flew in to be a part of this encouraging weekend. Paul Bubar, Don Lough, Gaza Bacsi, and Al Konya shared testimonies of God's provision for WOL Hungary's beginnings under the reign of communism. How incredible for a Christian camp to begin at this time!
This weekend was called "20 Years of God's Faithfulness", after hearing the stories and testimonies no other name would have been so appropriate. I feel privileged to be a part of this ministry. I praise the Lord for a ministry that is overflowing with men and women excited about sharing their faith, discipling youth and training them to teach others also as II Tim 2:2 says. As the videos were shown and testimonies shared I prayed for WOL Hungary and the next 20 years, may we remain faithful servants focused on the Lord's work desiring to do all we can to bring Him glory. How exciting to be a part of the next 20 years!

Please enjoy this video recounting the history of the past 20 years of WOL Hungary:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Discipline Chart

In our kitchen we have "Our Family Wall." Scattered all over this wall is schedules, upcoming events for work, school and ministry, Eden and Novie's latest masterpieces, letters/ cards from home and the Discipline Chart.

A few months ago Andy and I were getting frustrated too often on our "techniques" and differences when it came to disciplining the girls. We sat down a few times over 2 months and came up with The Discipline Chart. The "If/Then" chart; IF you hit your sister THEN you get time out in the corner etc etc, there are 10 different "crimes" and "punishments."

After disciplining Novie one afternoon and reading the verse with her that is on the chart next to the offense, she started to scope the wall and looked me square in the eyes, she said, "Mommy, where is your rule chart?"

Where is my rule chart?? I SHOULD have a rule chart! She is so right! I started to think of little things we often remind each other of on a regular basis.
So, here it is, Mommy and Daddy's Rule Chart.

Mommy and Daddy's Rule Chart

1.Have a meaningful/convicting Quiet Time and prayer time daily
2. Take time for one another daily
3. Hug and kiss ALOT
4. Say what you mean and mean what you say
5. Keep your expectations in line
6. Keep your promises
7. Walk away when frustrated and collect yourself before responding/disciplining
8. Make sure discipline/ punishment fits the "crime"
9. Drink Coffee and eat Chocolate daily

I like it, It's cute and fun. I see it changing often...