A Snapshot and Story from the Kelleys serving in Hungary! 
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More and more I am see that God’s kingdom is a “Both-And” kingdom. Sure, it doesn’t make much sense grammatically, but those rules have never meant too much to me.  Grammar guidelines aren’t intuitive for me. Sort of like fashion. Please forgive me and avert your eyes as needed.
Half-hearted apologies out of the way and back to my grammatically incorrect statement. Both-And. So often in scripture we see two seemingly dissimilar ideas linked together.  One ought not to be neglected in favor of the other; both deserve our attention. Spread your resources between this and that. That really irks an all-or-nothing thinker like me. Nonetheless, he keeps speaking to my heart about the mysterious synergy of his kingdom.

Praise and petition in prayer
We spent last week at the WorldVenture Renewal Conference both praising God for who he is and praying earnestly that He will send out workers.

Giving and serving in obedient worship
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former."  Matthew 23:23

Foreign missions and local outreach
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria,and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

The apostles were already in Jerusalem. That was their local outreach. Jesus didn’t tell them to stop there. He commanded them to also go out to the “ends of the earth”. That was their, and our, foreign mission directive.

Christian students and non-Christian students
We’ve introduced you to some of our brand new Christian students. Now we will introduce you to one of our students that has been following Jesus for several years. With her fun-loving personality, open nature and deep desire to reach the Lost, I think you will like her as much as we do.
Did you know that in addition to regular pledges we also need cash gifts to cover our outgoing expenses? Here is another great example of Both And. See? It keeps popping up! 
We currently have 81% of the monthly financial pledges we need. We must have 100% of the monthly pledges submitted to WorldVenture in order to return to Hungary and ICSB. Please pray about your partnership with us in ministry to TCKs.  We are praying for financial partners that will join the team with a monthly, quarterly and annual pledge, for any amount. 
Partner Financially Now

Budapest Bound

In addition to regular pledges, there are two other ways to help us on our way back to Budapest.

1. Host A Game
We are looking for people who are willing to gather groups of about 4-12 friends to have a great time learning about ministry to TCKs at ICSB.  This is a fun, low-key, one-time game event that will last less than two hours. 

If you have been considering hosting, the time to schedule is now! We are nearing the end of our Home Assignment. Please e-mail us with dates that will work for your group so we can get you on the calendar soon!

2. Cover some of our outgoing expenses
Transportation to Budapest - $9,500 covered! 
Hungarian language study - $3,000
Household setup (we rented a furnished house last term) - $8,500
Car to hold three booster seats - $10,000

Help cover our outgoing expenses by clicking HERE and selecting "Special Donation"! 

Pray With Us

Please continue to pray with us for responses from people willing to host small group game nights. Our ability to meet new people and raise the support we need to return to ICSB depends largely on these groups. We trust God will provide what we need when we need it.We ask that God would help us to communicate in both boldness and humility. 

Please pray with us that God will supply all of our necessary financial support by the end of March 2017
Please pray with us that God will supply more financial support than we need in time to return to Budapest in May 2017
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