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Budapest will be home for our family for at least the next two years, as we continue to lead the re-pioneer effort in Greece. Most of our team is still in the "in and out" season because of visa issues, but we have a full summer planned for 2015 and are committed to the long-term process of seeing a permanent YWAM work established in Thessaloniki. We are also helping a few families that are planning and plowing the ground to see a long-term work established in Athens.
We also are taking on some broader responsibilities in the context of the YWAM Central Europe Regional Office based here in Budapest. This will involve developing a support system for other pioneer projects in our area (similar to our team's pioneer effort in Greece) as well as a regional strategy for pioneering new ministry locations in and outside of central Europe. Many of our region's nations have very small works and are still fighting uphill battles in light of long-standing ethnic tension and the slow recovery of the political and economic systems in the wake of decades of communism. We are more aware of this in these days as many nations in our area are remembering and celebrating 25 years since the dramatic events of November 1989.
We were approved for Hungarian residency and recently rented a house that suits our family. Samantha and Aubrey are enrolled in the International Christian School of Budapest and doing well. Annie is now 2 ½ years old, and baby boy will be born in February.