This Story of Transformation comes from Tony and Agi Frei, who serve in Hungary. Their friend (and spiritual daughter), Kinga, has responded to a request for our women missionaries to participate in the Mid America Friends Women’s Prayer Breakfast that happened on July 25.
My name is Kinga Horváth. I’m from Hungary and a member of Evangelical Friends Church Hungary since I was born. Pastor Tony, his wife Agi, and my mom planted this church 22 years ago in my hometown Tolna. I’m very thankful to God because I belong to this community and that I have lots of kind brothers and sisters in Him.
Now, I’m a 22-year-old kindergarten teacher. I got my degree two weeks ago and my wedding will be soon on the 18 of July. So, unfortunately, I can’t participate on the online prayer meeting on the 25 of July, because I will be on honeymoon with my future husband. I’m very sorry! But, I will pray for you and for your ministries with my full heart!
I know that our God will be with you and you will have a very blessed event, because:
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20
Sorry again, that I can’t participate, but I will respond to the following:
On an ordinary day, who knocks on your door?
Now, I live with my nuclear family. Physically, on an ordinary day, the postman, or the courier knocks on our door, but sometimes somebody of our neighborhood, or one of my friends.
How do you respond?
I open the door for them, and I greet them with a smile. If the person who knocks is close to me and I know him/her well, I give a hug or a handshake.
How do you show Jesus to them?
I show Jesus to them with my manifestations: with my kind words, with my lovely smile, and with my love. I think we, as Christians, are lights so we must shine in this dark world with our acts. Jesus, who lives in us, can help with that.
How does meeting each need minister to you?
I think it’s important to see the members of the other ministries.
Even if people don’t physically knock on your door, how is hospitality a part of your everyday life and ministry?
I just share what I see in our mission/ministry. Hospitality is very important for us. We remember Hebrews 13:2: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
In the ministry, when we have believers and unbelievers as guests from abroad, they always say that they like our church, our town, and our country because people are hospitable here. For example, we introduce special Hungarian food, we talk with them a lot, we listen to them, and we organize programs for them. We surround them with love and care! But, it isn’t our glory – it is the glory of the Lord!
In everyday life, we can show our hospitality to our family members, to the church members, and to our friends. When they are in our home it is important to make them feel that Jesus is the Lord of our house. He can make peace and love. If we can forward God’s love in the hospitality, people can see that we are special.