Wednesday was another early start and another great day. English classes were getting wonderful participation, which was highly unusual according to the teachers. One student even recognized the story of the lost sheep in Darcie's class. Many of our team members were having meaningful conversations with the students and teachers. Our PE classes were american Football, which they ask about all week. We of course played flag football, but did not take them long to pick it up. One of our translators, Sammy, played on an American football team in Pecs. So he really enjoyed teaching the students. The games quickly became fast and furious.
That evening was our Louisiana Party. We served pizza and make shift king cakes, complete with babies! The students made mask's and again had music and dancing. Several from our team tried the Gypsy dances, quite humorously! I did my gospel magic show which completely had their attention, followed by a testimony and sharing about Christ with the students. They listened very well. The night ended late, but another wonderful time with the students.
Thursday was a quick day to pack our vans and head to the Gandhi School. It would be a short day as we were heading back to Budapest after lunch. The classes we did teach went well. We once again played flag football in PE and this time we only refereed and the students took turns being quarterback. The PE teachers again took notes so they could play again and we left them all the balls and equipment that we brought. They were grateful. At noon the principal gave us gifts and thanked us for coming and said the door was always open. With sad and glad hearts we waved goodbye to everyone and hit the road to Budapest.
Glen and Clista planned a wonderful meal and a boat tour on the Danube River. It was spectacular! Never in a million years would I have ever dreamed a poor boy from Mississippi would be traveling all over the world seeing sights only see in picture books. God has truly blessed me and my family at FBC Shreveport. After taking Perspectives Class, I have had the urge in my heart to take God's message of salvation to the world, outside of my area of comfort. Thank You FBC and my family affording me this opportunity to go even to where the menu features Goose Liver and Goulash!
After a subway ride and group shot in front of the parliament building, Friday we were own our own to tour and shop. Many headed out to the many museums and sites. Some to the island, while others spent the day in the market. One could stay for days and never see it all. Maria enjoyed a dessert at "Hard Rock Cafe", for a touch of american food.
Saturday began at 4am, heading to the airport with one group, then back to the hotel to sleep another few hours, before catching the Train to Vienna, Austria. We made the train without a hitch and enjoyed a beautiful countryside ride, full of farm land small towns and windmills dotting the horizon.
Well we finally made it to our Hotel- the Star Inn, better than anticipated. Upon arrival the Anderson’s discovered they had brought the wrong luggage, as we stored some in Hungary as to lighten our load. Please pray for them as they have no clothes, toiletries, or anything much of use. The good news is they can buy a few things and make it for our extra days.
Plans are for tomorrow to attend an International Church here in Vienna.