In March, Thad attended the global technology meetings in Thailand. It was a mixture of encouragement and challenges. We briefly mentioned changes within the Global Technology Office in Orlando in our last electronic update. The technology team here needs to adjust their thinking and focus as they plan for the next year. Please pray for them as they work through this planning in the coming weeks.

LOL Moment … Driving in Hungary is a strange phenomenom to us. It’s a mixture of assertive, sometimes aggresive drivers, but yet the majority are also very friendly. Below we share a photo of one crazy intersection on our daily route. Our goal is to get beyond the far white car to make a left turn, with no light, and we do not have the right of way at any time. Though everyone is busily making their own morning commute, people frequently let us through, even when it blocks them from their way. When you think of it, pray for our safety as you go to sleep or as you eat breakfast!

Eastern Europe is partnering with the technology team in Ethiopia, who has the foundation for a CRM tool which our ministry will help continue to develop.  Thad also finished programming the Windows version of a ministry application, GodTools. While he still needs to resize the application for tablet use and put it through testing, he is hopeful that it will be in the app store in time for a major event in July. Please pray for smooth processing for all that remains. For more information, go to our website:

http://www.thadandjana.com/2016/05/12/godtools-for-windows/

Last fall, Thad was asked to be a deacon at our church, and this is his first month to work in that role. We have been so encouraged through this body of believers. Every Sunday, visitors from all over the world stand up to say hello and tell why they are in Budapest–either touring or living. Potluck meals are always delicious with so many different cultures providing dishes. The church is hosting refugees for lunch in May, and we would love for you to pray for the families being ministered to (our church is actively involved with these families already).  

Jana continues in her Hungarian lessons and is slowly beginning to understand words she hears when she is out and about. Also, she and a friend have had a conversation about starting a moms and young children group through our international church. Both ladies benefited from being in one while living in different countries, so they think it will be fun and encouraging to try something like that here. Pray for them as they try to get ideas put together.

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Please pray for them as they work through this planning in the coming weeks.
GodTools App – Please pray for smooth processing for all that remains.
The church is hosting refugees for lunch in May, and we would love for you to pray for the families being ministered to (our church is actively involved with these families already).
Jana and a friend have had a conversation about starting a moms and young children group through our international church
Oliver and his challenges in learning

Oliver is nearing the end of his year in First grade. He’s had some challenges in learning, but with targeted tutoring from both his teacher and us, he has seen a lot of improvement. This would be an ongoing prayer request for him and for us. Simon was accepted to the one preschool to which we applied–yay!! It was an involved and consuming process, so we only managed to finish one application. The school is in Hungarian and is run by a Reformed Church near our home. Milo is, well, he is adorable. His days are spent chasing after his brothers and crawling around with a car or train in one hand–no, he is not walking yet!

We continue to praise God for your involvement in our ministry here. Thank you for so faithfully continuing to support and encourage us!

Intersection going to school

Intersection going to school

Thad and Oliver on Easter morning

Thad and Oliver on Easter morning

Simon and his trains

Simon and his trains

Thad’s hard work on the mobile app

Thad’s hard work on the mobile app

Milo learning what to do with his feet

Milo learning what to do with his feet