Monday, November 05, 2007

1st Sixth Grade Fellowship and Betka's 23rd birthday!!! :)

Hey there again everybody!

This past weekend was pretty good and we had a few things going on . . .

On Friday evening Betka and I hosted our first ever 6th Grade Fellowship Night!!! It was a wonderful evening. We had nine 6th graders, 4 boys and 5 girls, attend our the event at our apartment. Our purpose to opening our doors was to reach out to my homeroom students, the 6th grade class, and to celebrate Betka's birthday. We had been advertising this evening for about a month now and the kids were really pumped to finally be able to go. It was a great opportunity to hang out with the kids outside of school and to build our relationships with them. Many of them brought games with them to play while they were there and we had hot dogs and snacks to fight off hunger. We played all kinds of games including Twister, Cluedo(the German version of Clue), and Mafia (a really fun game that the kids loved). Overall a fun time was had by all. The kids were still talking about it today in homeroom.

Sunday we celebrated Betka's birthday as a family, Me and her. I prepared her breakfast in bed and then gave her the present that I had for her. It was a really colorful piece of pottery that a couple teachers from here at school got in Hungary when they were there. It was a good morning. Then, we went to Vienna House Church and led worship. We finished the day with Super-Size Me, the documentary about McDonald's and how unhealthy it is. Very interesting, I recommend it.

Just a quick update before teaching my 3rd graders today . . . as of last week . . . .WE HAVE THE NEEDED FUNDS FOR AIRFARE!!!! Due to a few people answering the call to help us get back for the holidays we have received exactly $1700 which is just enough to pay for both Betka and I to come home for the holidays. Praise the Lord!:) He really does work in amazing ways!:) Thank you so much to those of you that gave, and for those that read this that gave anonymously thanks for being faithful to our Lord. We are really excited about our return for Christmas and New Year's. If you or your church, small group, etc would like to meet with us while we are in the States please get in touch with us ASAP. We look forward to "being home" soon!

Blessings and love from Wien,
Brian & Betka

1 comment:

Dennis & Tara Larson said...

tell my birthday buddy- Happy Birthday!!!!!!