WORD OF LIFE HUNGARY
It was an ornate castle nestled on a 78-acre estate of lush trees, a picturesque lake, stables, the works! Then communism overran Central and Eastern Europe and the owners were evicted. For 40 years the Communist party used the grounds as a youth camp. When communism crumbled, the state could not afford to run the facility.
Waiting in the wings was Word of Life, an international youth ministry that was praying about mission work in Hungary. Through prayer and patience, Word of Life purchased the fairy tale estate and has turned it into a thriving Forest Home-like youth camp, complete with a swimming lake, basketball courts, soccer field, and more.
Every summer, over 1000 kids from all over Eastern Europe spend a week at the camp.
Many have never heard the Good News of Jesus. All are eager to learn English and are drawn by the camp's sports programs.
Teams of Christians from the U.S. join the awesome Word of Life staff to offer English instruction and sporting activities. No training in teaching or sports is necessary. All that's required is a love for Jesus and a love for youth!
For more information about
Word of Life Hungary:
Solana Beach Mission Trip to WOL Hungary Camp
WOL Hungary depends on Christian volunteers from churches all over the world to send teams each week of camp to augment their staff to complete its mission. In 2010, SBPC established a mission partnership with WOL Hungary and our first mission team served during the summer of 2012. In keeping with SBPC's mission, vision and focus on intergenerational relationships, serving together, and belonging to the mission of God, this is a blessed partnership.
We will serve in 2017 during a week of WOL's high school camp. Our specific focus will be leading extracurricular activities (Baseball, Volleyball and teaching English). You do not need to be an expert in any of these areas but rather come with a servant's heart to learn and build Christ-filled relationships. We go to serve as leaders for the camp... If you have a heart to joyfully serve and reflect Christ's love to our team and the youth of Hungary, then this is the mission trip for you!
Trip Leaders: Billy Jack Blankenship and Jenna Kern
Mission Trip Dates: Depart July 26 - Return August 6, 2017
Informational Session: Sunday, December 11, 2016 (after the last worship service in the high school room in lower Debin.)
Mandatory Training Dates: Training and Team Building is essential as part of this mission.
- February 11 - (Saturday/3hrs)
- March 19 - (Sunday/2hrs)
- April 29 - (Saturday/6hrs)
- May 7 - (Sunday/2hrs)
- June 4 - (Sunday/2hrs)
- July 16 - (Sunday/Time TBD)
Cost: Approximately $2500 per person.
Application deadline: On or before December 31, 2016. A non-refundable deposit of $250 must accompany application.
Age Limit: Those who are entering High School and above.
Our priorities for acceptance and approval of application are to assemble a balanced intergenerational team with a heart for serving God. Notification of acceptance of your application will follow the Leadership Team's final formation of the team.
Sightseeing: We will have time to enjoy the old world charm of Hungary's capital, Budapest.
Questions: Please contact: Sandi Mazzilli