Our dear friends, brothers and sisters in Christ,
The fourth week of the 2nd semester at HUB has just finished. It is really wonderful to serve at this place and watch every day how God is preparing the students for His work and how they’re growing in the knowledge of the Word of God and becoming ever more similar to our Lord Jesus. One of our students, Vladimir Vranka, who has spent four weeks altogether at the school, told us, “God brought me to this school. The school is truly God’s work, where He started revealing Himself to me and speaking to me in many situations: through people, studying, worship songs and everything else. I haven’t had a chance to experience it to such an extent before. I see that I’m at the right place and it’s exactly what I wanted. “
Classes at School
Last week, our school was visited for the first time by a guest teacher Mark van Bebber. Mark is from America, but he’s lived and worked in Budapest for 16 years already. He taught The Book of Daniel, a book which always triggers many questions. He was very successful at helping the students understand it.
For many years, an associate and teacher of the Bible school Steve Luibrand, has been conducting the mission of bringing the Gospel into every home in Banat (a province in Serbia) together with the students. Here’s his description of the experience: “About 5 years ago, I began to take students out to do evangelism in the villages around this part of Banat. In people’s mailboxes we put Christian literature, in the back of which there is a card that people can send in and receive a free New Testament and Bible course. We also try to have conversations about God with people on the street. Later, if someone sends in the card, I take a couple students with me to establish a personal contact. We have had many good experiences through this work. Most of all, it helps the students to learn to explain their faith to those who may disagree, to overcome their fears and to rely on God’s strength. Our prayer and hope is that through these contacts, home Bible studies may be started in the villages, many of which have no evangelical church.“
Visit to Church in Parta
This is a fellowship of our former students Nenad and Dusanka Kalaji, as well as Jovana Dima. We were glad to see them close to God and serving in church. Our ex-students are always encouraged when we visit them. They say that, in such a way, they see that we really think of them. All of our students are a part of the big HUB family and are always in our prayers. As apostle Paul put it:
“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.“ Philippians 1:4-6
Thank you very much for your support and prayers. We wish you every blessing in the Lord.
Riste and the HUB team