TCM Hungary Initiative
A little over a year ago while visiting Haus Edelweiss and serving TCM, Sue and I had the opportunity to again work alongside Jozsef Steiner and his wife Csilla while Jozsef was serving as professor for one of the TCM classes. Jozsef shared with us about how Hungary currently has the political and cultural climate open to receiving the Good News and is ripe for sharing the Gospel. This had such an impact on us, we sought out Tony Twist and asked how we might be able to partner with Jozsef’s ministry in some small way. Through this informal discussion, we could feel God had a plan and the Hungary Initiative was “born”.
Although he was actively involved in ministry, serving as the leader of a non-denominational ministry and working with his church to plant a third church, Jozsef felt that his knowledge and skills were not sufficient enough to represent the Kingdom of God as effectively as the Lord wanted. Having heard about TCM he realized they offered what he needed.
Today Jozsef serves as a TCM Adjunct Faculty member and TCM Regional Representative for Hungary. He has been instrumental in founding a national discipleship movement in Hungary. Outside of TCM he has earned his PhD, serves as the National Missions Director of the Hungarian Baptist Aid and Missions organization and is involved with church planting and leadership development with the Hungarian Baptist Union. Click the video below to learn more about Jozsef.
Our first trip to Haus Edelweiss in 2012 was life changing! Where else would we have the opportunity to build relationships and serve students throughout Europe, Africa, and Central Asia as they receive ministry training through TCM at Haus Edelweiss? We were humbled as we listened to the many stories from students that revealed God’s work throughout the world to build His kingdom. We came away inspired by the students’ dedication, sacrifice and perseverance while feeling grateful for the freedoms we enjoy in the U.S. to openly worship and share our faith. It was unlike anything we had ever experienced! We are privileged to continue to serve them through TCM.
God is opening doors for the opportunity of sharing Christ throughout Hungary. As Jozsef shared so well in the video on this page, he is now able to capture the opportunity given him, with the support of TCM, to disciple, mentor, and share the Good News. Having “rubbed shoulders” with Jozsef on many of our mission trips to Haus Edelweiss, it is readily apparent that his charismatic personality, leadership skills and contacts in Hungary will enable him to leverage the impact TCM can make in spreading the gospel.
We are very passionate about the ministry of TCM and hope we can encourage others to join us in raising $50,000 over the next 3 years for the Hungarian Initiative which will support Jozsef and his ministry. We cannot think of a better way to bring people to the loving grace of Christ than supporting TCM and in this case, Jozsef specifically.
Would you be willing to pray for this ministry, to share with your family and friends about the doors God has opened in Hungary, and step out in faith to support this ministry financially?
You can give by sending a check to the TCM office with “Hungary Initiative” in the memo line of the check. Or you can use the giving portal below to give using debit or credit card.
Thank you again for considering joining us in this ministry. We ask you to prayerfully think about supporting this ministry. If you are willing to join us in the Hungary Initiative, which would be support above your regular TCM giving, you can know that lives will be changed for eternity due to your faithful support. Of course, if you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to give us a call.
To succeed we need your prayers. We also need your help financially. Please prayerfully consider joining us by making a three-year financial commitment that is over and above your current annual giving to TCM.
Slideshow of pictures of Jozsef, his ministry, and other pictures from Hungary.