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We will send out a newsletter at the beginning of every month, giving you a snapshot of our life, letting you know our prayer requests and where we are at in the process of moving to Hungary. 

Our hope is to give you an inside look as we walk along the road to Gyor! You can also visit our blog, for more details!

This month we're announcing a special opportunity for every personal donation to be DOUBLED! We've had someone offer to MATCH every donation we receive personally this month. If you need tax credit, no problem and THANKS for giving online or by mailing it to Indianapolis. But if it's an amount you don't need credit for, please send before the end of November, or give/mail/paypal DIRECTLY TO US - and we can make sure it's doubled!
Top Questions We Get Asked... and The Answers!
We get asked a lot of really good questions about Hungary, our process, our family life and our story! Here are just a few. 

Q: What language do they speak? 

A: Hungarian. In Gyor it is hard to find someone over the age of 20 who can speak English. Some people also speak German, but for the most part we need to learn Hungarian.

Q: What is the weather like in Hungary?

A: The weather is much the same is it is in Illinois. There are four, lovely seasons with an average high in the 80's and average low in the 30's. 

Q: What sort of food do they eat in Hungary?

A: Goulash, Fish soup and Sausages were a few of the amazing things that we tried while there visiting. Hungarian Paprika is a staple and used in many dishes. The espresso is unlike anything we have tasted here in the states with my favorite coffee drink being the Melange. Sparkling water is served everywhere, even alongside your coffee. The kids love the Haribo candy and we were asked often if we knew Haribo candy. But overall, the diet is pretty European with a blend of German, Hungarian and Austrian influences.
One thing we will miss that they do not have readily available? Ranch dressing. 

Q: Where will you live once you get there? 

A: We aren't completely sure where we will live. Once we get closer to our departure date, the McNamaras will go apartment/house hunting for us. We are so thankful and blessed that they are willing to give us this gift of their time and energy! We will either live in an apartment closer to the downtown area, where we will be able to walk easily to many stores, or we will rent a home that is a bit out of the city center. We are praying about God's best of us in this decision and would appreciate your prayers also!

Q: Will the girls go to school there?

A: We will still homeschool when we get to Gyor. Our hope is that because we homeschool it will still allow our family the flexibity to serve together, for us to travel when we need to and for our girls to have their lessons done in English. In Gyor there are no English speaking schools, only Hungarian. We will have a tutor come to our home twice a week to teach us Hungarian, as a family.  

Q: What will you take with you and how will you get it there?

A: We are in the process of downsizing our belongings to only the things we want to store or take with us to Hungary. It is hard to decide what to take with us and what to keep here! We will only take what we can take on the plane. It is very expensive to ship items and so whatever we can fit in our 12 pieces of luggage is what we will take. We won't take any furniture or electronics (they all require a different plug!).  Once we get to Hungary we will need to replace some items that we need to use everyday. For example, I can't see myself packing all of our silverware, simply because it would add so much weight to our luggage. Something like that, we can rebuy. The kid's favorite toys, books in English, homeschool supplies, some lightweight kitchen items, clothing for all seasons (jackets, shoes etc.), sheets, photos, a few special house decorations (to make our new place feel like home!), some spices we cannot buy in Hungary (ranch dressing mix, taco seasoning etc.) are things we will pack and take.  

Q: How is support raising going? 

A: The Lord is providing! We have to raise our finances for the full two years before we can leave for Gyor. That can either be one time donations from people or monthly commitments from people or churches. We have been support raising for about 5 months and we are at 40% of our 2-year goal. The Lord is showing us that it is not all by our efforts that the money is being raised. He is placing it on the hearts of his people to give generously. We praise the Lord for the generous hearts of His people and for their willingness to join in God's mission in Hungary! All missionaries through the Free Methodist church are 100% supported through gifts from individuals and churches. The spread of the gospel is happening through a mutual effort of supporter and missionary. The work cannot be done without the generosity of the supporter.  We praise God for the supporters who have joined in mission with us and for those that are praying as we continue on this journey!

If you didn't see your question answered here, please hit REPLY to this email and we would be SO happy to answer any question you may have! We are so thankful for those of you who read our newsletters and consider this newsletter to be a part of an ongoing conversation. So, please, let us know your questions and how we can be praying for you!
When/Where we will be sharing for the month 
  • November 4th St. Paul's FMC in IL
  • November 11th Mattoon FMC in IL
  • November 18th LaFarge FMC in WI
  • November 25th Columbus FMC in IN
The Anderson Girls Answer some questions about moving!
Praises and Prayers
  • We had a successful open house with many people coming in to look. Please be praying that someone will make an offer on our home soon and that we find a rental home when we need it.
  • We have filled our speaking calendar for November- February, but have March- April open. We are in need of more churches to welcome us in as missionaries. Please pray for God to open doors.
  • Please keep praying for the ongoing work in Gyor, Hungary: work with children in the orphanage, the English speaking church, the MOPS program, bible studies and ministry to the college students. 
We would love to hear from you! Hit reply and let us know how we can be praying for you!

Are there any questions you have for us that you would like us to answer in our next newsletter? Hit reply and send us your questions. 

Blessings from our family to yours!                                       The Anderson Family
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