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Posted on December 24, 2022 Celebrating Incarnation
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The warmth of Christmas is expressed in these words from the gospel of John, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”

International residents who live, work, and study here in Debrecen often feel isolated and alone during the Christmas holiday season. They are very far from their families and loved ones. Therefore, the Incarnation of Jesus encourages them. While they can’t be in their homes, they can be at home in Christian community. That’s why we try to plan special events where we can be together and share about about the meaning of the Incarnation. God understands our isolation yet makes “closeness” with Him something we can experience. This hopeful message is the highlight of our Christmas celebration.

At our English Bible study Christmas party, we enjoyed a traditional Hungarian Christmas dinner. For some, it was the first time they had tasted Hungarian cold-plate specialties, such as stuffed chicken breast with plums. Others had never celebrated Christmas with anyone before! Over chatting, a delicious meal, and the exchange of gifts, the cold and lonely winter days suddenly seemed much brighter. As we read the Christmas story and prayed together, the presence of Jesus was felt in the room.

Thank you for your prayers and support. Through this ministry, you are sharing the light of Christ. We praise the Lord for you!

From our family to yours, have a wonderful Christmas. May your celebrations also be filled with the wonder of the Incarnation.

Merry Christmas from Debrecen!