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From Acorncamps to Acorn

Dear Friends and Family, 

Since our last update in January many things have happened. 

Differently to the UK we've had the 2nd wave of Covid in January and before it was fully over, the 3rd wave hit Hungary and it hit worse than ever. The death rate per 100 thousand people being the worst across the world for a while. Everything shut again, all the schools and churches went online, close friends ended up in intensive care. Thankfully the vaccination program has been the fastest in the EU, for which we are very grateful, and have both had our first vaccine.

Closer to home we had our own battles as Zsófi's family was faced with her younger sister having cancer. We have again experienced the love and care of our Father in Heaven in a very personal and deep way. We have been challenged by what we preach as we had to live out our faith in these difficult times. And we praise God for showing Himself and His perspective to those who seek Him.
In our work we have changed the name of our organisation from Acorncamps to Acorn to reflect how over the past few years the focus of the ministry has shifted from the camps. Our main focus remains: training leaders in Bible-centred youth work across Hungary. Camps will still be a part of supporting the churches' youth work and we hope this will happen through partnership between Hungarian and British churches.
 
Click on the picture for more news (although we hope you got a copy) 
David, Réka and Emily having spent so much time with online learning and are a bit nervous returning to school in May. However, they are happy it is only for a month before the long Summer break begins. We're delighted that Réka's place in a bilingual secondary school has been confirmed for September.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support, and do drop us a line and let us know how we can pray for you.
Kids saying good-bye to Acorncamps costumes
Praise God for … 
  • Covid numbers are now dropping in Hungary, restrictions being gradually lifted. Our church re-opening on 9th May. Youth group going for a walk together this weekend for the first time in a year.
  • Very encouraging ABK (Acorn Bible Course) open days, where more potential students turned up than expected.
  • Réka having a place secured at II. János Pál Bilingual Secondary School.
  • Zsófi's sister, Gyöngyvér recovered well from surgery, and going back to work.
Easter egg-hunt with the cousins
Please pray for …  
  • David, Réka and Emily going back to school 10th May, for them to adapt well and reestablish friendships.
  • David's final exams in May which he needs to pass (foundation year) to continue at the school.
  • wisdom as we try to make summer plans with great uncertainties around travelling restrictions
  • 8th June, celebrating 20 years of Acorncamps via Zoom, may it be a time of encouragement to all attending
   
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Walk with all the Hungarian cousins at Easter after Gyöngyvér's good news on recovery
Celebrating March birthdays in 2 bubbles social distancing
Peeking into June ... 
 
8th            celebrating 20 years of Acorncamps via Zoom with Hungarian and UK friends of AC
12-13th     Youth groups end of year BBQ
15th          Réka's School-leaving ceremony (Ballagás) 
June         Intensive online team training with Mel Lacy
 
Thank you for your ongoing care, support and prayers. 

With lots of love

Andy, Zsófi, David, Réka & Emily

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