Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Havel's Market

During regime this entire market was how people got their fruit & veggies. Now it still has some produce but mostly souvenir shops. Oh and apparently they like to test their air raid siren every month which happened to be today and quite loud! We didn't see anyone running so figured we we're safe. Read later that they do this every month, remnant that still exist here from war. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Market Hall

We went several places today one being the Market Hall. This place has a lot of vendors for food and shopping with very similar items. It started off ok and then got extremely crowded by the food area. So much so that I will be happy to never go there again. Once we saw the restaurant Jeff's sitting at in picture we were much happier and way less crowded.  All of our other adventures today were very pleasant. We saw the Open Door Library which is very simple and quaint. The Citadell was a hike but nice. And many more. Our day ended a little earlier than planned due to pouring rain. 

Dinner and Rose gelato

Citadell, Open Door Library, Market Hall

Friday, May 2, 2014

Barbar Cafe & Chocolate

Two cities Buda and Pest

Leaving the Haus

After working for the past two weeks it's hard to believe we're leaving the Haus. Every time we leave, we leave with wonder at the beauty of the place and all the people who have been here. How many come from all over the world and have a common purpose that others will give their life to Christ.  One day we know that every nation and every knee will bow to the one and only God. May their day be today for we know not what tomorrow brings.  God loved, God gave His only Son, we must believe in Jesus and then we can have everlasting life. There's a reason the world seems to know John 3:16.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Worship

Belarus students led today's worship service and some Russian students. One of the professors preached the sermon. We didn't know all of the songs but it always sounds wonderful when everyone sings the same song in there own language. They also had us get in a group with someone of a different nation and pray for them and for Ukraine today. The other unique thing they did was have some read the same Bible verses in their own language. I lost count but I think we had around twenty. 


Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Stift team night

Hopefully we can sleep now!  Good night!  Don't ask me how to spell our dessert. I should have taken picture of menu. The drink is a cappuccino. 

Austria Snails are huge

Friday, April 25, 2014

Classes have begun

All the students are here now.  Students from Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Iran, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Tunisia.  There are four professors, one from Australia, one from Romania and two from US.  One of the US professors is also the Dean and his wife is on guest services team with me.  The wife of the Australian professor was also here but had to leave yesterday for work.   

A few of the students speak English and a few we have met before so it's been nice to see them again.     The husband of my Belarus prayer partners speaks English and the wife I think understands a little but doesn't speak it.  Jeff's prayer partner from Kazakhstan doesn't speak English and his other one does as she is one of the translators.  This is where trying Google translate is helpful.  Actually, a guy at my table last night was using Google translate to find the word for beet.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Students arrive today

The schedule is a bit different this year, but a lot of things are similar. Some students from Armenia and Moldova arrived yesterday. The rest arrive through today. Guest services only has three people this time so we'll be busy. 

Dishroom, Tulips & Cow Barn construction