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“We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD,
his power, and the wonders he has done.”
This past spring we made a push once again to write purpose statements and collect documents to give to our lawyer so we can start a non-profit ministry foundation. Now that we have handed everything into our legal representative we are just waiting to deposit the seed fund and establish the foundation's bank account. Then we will wait for court approval of the process. The name of the foundation, Lord willing, will be the New Generation Foundation. Ministry in tough social contexts takes a longterm approach, planning, and planting of seeds. Not that we ignore the current harvest, but like foresters we harvest a little now, and plan and plant more for a better harvest in the future. We envision a greater harvest in the newer and next generations.
One of my jobs this past year has been working with teens while teaching Bible at the International Christian School of Budapest(ICSB). While many are Christians there are some who are not, and they are of various ethnic backgrounds. In the elementary grades there are more Hungarian students than ever before. One Chinese teenage boy just accepted Christ this year after studying the meaning of the Gospel in my 8th grade Bible class. He writes, "This year I want to especially thank Mr. Sellers. He helps me to understand the Bible, and he helps me to know more about God." This is just one of the many stories of redemption that has happened since the inception of ICSB. One of the most interesting assignments in the class is to study a NT character and give a dramatized speech as if you were that person. We envision these young people becoming the leaders of a new Christian generation.
Photos: 8th grade Chinese fellow as a shepherd, American MK and Hungarian girl as Mary and Martha
In our small Bible fellowship Beverly too has been busy working with small children and teaching young women how to teach them from the Bible. It is exciting to see the kids recite Bible verses, learn to read, and then advance in their understanding of who Jesus Christ is and what He did for us. We pray that God will raise up Spirit led leaders from even this young group. The Bible contains several accounts showing an older generation praying and pronouncing a blessing in firm belief that God will use the young to reach the new generation (Genesis 49, Luke 1-2).
Photo above: Some of the kids that Beverly teaches on Sunday.
“Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the LORD.”