James & Virág

Our desire is to bring the good news of Jesus to many people in desperate need by working with local churches and supporting new communities of believers. We are on a journey. Will you come with us?

A little bit about us

We've been married since 2010 and prior to our move to Hungary we lived in Cardiff and Bath, in the UK. Our son Luke was born in 2013 and a few months after his birth was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After several years of treatment his fight was over.

During this testing time both of us know our faith really developed and we want to devote as much time as possible to helping people experience faith in Jesus.

It's a real blessing that Virág's books, inspired by her life experiences, have helped many people facing similar situations.

We have two daughters and a cat, all of whom are responsible for waking us up at night.

Local

Coffeeshop Ministry

Alongside serving fantastic drinks, snacks and icecream, we engage with locals and visitors and aim to speak Christian hope, love and light into people's lives.

Local

Discipling, encouraging

Finding ways to encourage believers and help them grow in their faith. Everyone needs this (of course that includes us!)

Local

Youth Group and Camps

This year (2022) we are establishing a youth group in the village and organising summer bible camps.

Local

Family Support

Through structured and unstructed relationships we support families living in extreme poverty and facing challenges every day.

Local & Further Afield

Online emerging media

Using social media and other channels to connect with believers and those searching for truth.

Further Afield

Books

Virág has written two books (each available in English, Hungarian and other languages) which turns her life experiences into resources for others.

Tiszadob, North East Hungary

Most of our work is focussed in this large village and surrounding area where we live, though some aspects of our work is beyond. It's a relatively poor region and many people are struggling financially, not to mention spiritually.

Hungary itself is a challenged country.

Here are some typical profiles of people we meet with each day:

This person is disappointed with life, doesn't believe in God because of these disappointments. They see a lot of things through a sharply negative lens, especially the way the village and the country are run, and can't understand why anyone would move into the village instead of moving away.

This person has a vague belief in God, but it doesn't make much impact on daily living. Often struggling financially, borrows money to make ends meet, especially in winter when kids get ill, and the cold weather means increased demand for firewood. Their house has no sewerage connected, and drinking water collected from a tap on the street.

This person lives at the state children's home in the village with about 30 others. All their short life they've been moved around, and they don't know anyone outside of the system. Doesn't like school, has nothing to do. Smoking, drinks, drugs and teenage pregnancy are common around this person and their friends.

Coming soon

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