The Pattons - Missionaries to Hungary - September 2017
We had a great time during our summer furlough. What a blessing it was to be together with all our children at the same time once again! We were also able to spend time with our parents and many other relatives. We spent a lot of time on the road covering about 8,000 miles in 8 weeks. We presented our ministry in 13 churches in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. I also had the opportunity to speak in college chapel at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. One of our goals for furlough was to get our daughter Esther settled in for her freshman year at Trinity. Nancy and Ben are both seniors, and they are looking forward to graduation next May. It was definitely strange for just three of us to return to Hungary on August 29th. Hannah began 10th grade here in the Hungarian schools.
We really hit the ground running upon our return to Hungary, as we had two weddings to conduct on Saturday, September 2nd. So that entailed two wedding rehearsels the day after our return, and two wedding ceremonies and receptions that Saturday!
Everything went very well, and we got a lot of positive responses from both family and friends. In both cases there were many lost family members present, so we are praying that the Lord will water the seeds that were planted.
Busy Fall Schedule:
On Saturday, September the 9th we will launch a new cycle for our 4 year Bible Institute. We have students signed up from several area churches. Please pray that we will be able to influence many churches through this ministry. We also hope to launch a couple of new small groups this fall. We believe that small groups are a great tool for fellowship, discipleship, prayer and leadership development. We are praying that we will see at least 80% of our Sunday regulars actively participating in our small group ministry.
Please pray also for us to see new people reached and souls saved and baptised this Fall. Thank you for standing with us in prayer and support!
Serving for His Glory,
Marc, Charin, Nancy, Ben, Esther, and Hannah Patton
Support Address: Global Faith Mission Agency, P.O. Box 3326, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Sending Church: Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida