Thirteen young Christians from the Hungarian Bible Union recently spent a week at Kells Presbyterian Church, (County Antrim) where they helped to lead the congregation’s annual Holiday Bible Club.
Their visit occurred as part of an ongoing link between the Bible Union and Rev Brian Boyd, who ministers in Kells and the neighbouring fellowship at Eskylane.
This longstanding partnership begin in 1988 when Brian was ‘twinned’ with a pastor in Hungary called Alfoldy-Boruss Deszo, who is one of the founding members of the Hungarian Bible Union.
Since then, Brian and Deszo have visited each other regularly at their congregations. What’s more, a team from Kells & Eskylane now make the journey to Eastern Europe every four years or so to undertake building work and help with Vacation Bible Schools for children.
Similarly, several Hungarian young people came to Kells to help with the Holiday Bible Club as well as taking part in the Spark outreach.
The team from Hungary had an incredible impact at this year’s Holiday Bible Club in Kells Presbyterian Church
Their impact on this year’s Holiday Bible Club was incredible – the young Hungarians patiently taught Bible stories, memory verses as well as helping with craft activities.
In their spare time they also visited the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Reed Rope Bridge and the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.
Reflecting on their stay in Northern Ireland, Rev. Brian Boyd told us: “I have known some of these young people since they were tiny children. In some cases, this is the third generation of some families I have worked with. I worked with the Grandparents of some of them but those folk were obviously adults and not young people at the time.
Throughout their time with us, they were superb ambassadors for their Church, their nation and the Lord. Each one was so polite and enthusiastic about their work within the Kingdom of God.”