If you were not able to join us live for the concert from Budapest last Wednesday we are providing the link below. It is archived on our Facebook page and you should be able to watch it there. Enjoy!
The Singing Men of Texas – North Central’s trip is now completed. We have all made it back to our respective homes and many of us stepped back into our roles leading our own churches in worship yesterday.
Thank you to so many that read this blog and followed us here as well as on our Facebook page. Thank you for your steady prayer support. We believe firmly in the power of prayer and know that God’s hand was on us as we went. We know that your prayers were heard and answered.
As a recap, here are the results from our evangelistic concerts in Hungary and Romania. Once again we publish this not in a bragging or boastful way. We publish this humbly and to give all the glory to God for what he has done in many lives over the past two weeks.
|#1 – 5/1/19||Debrecen, Hungary||1,100||472|
|#2 – 5/2/19||Békéscsaba, Hungary||800||429|
|#3 – 5/3/19||Cluj-Napoca, Romania||500||279|
|#4 – 5/4/19||Oradea, Romania – Hall||650||296|
|#5 – 5/5/19||Oradea, Romania – Church||3,500||1,339|
|#6 – 5/5/19||Arad, Romania||600||304|
|#7 – 5/6/19||Timisoara, Romania||500||190|
|#8 – 5/7/19||Pécs, Hungary||600||241|
|#9 & #10 – 5/8/19||Budapest, Hungary||550||353|
We are grateful for our partnership with Michael and Jan Gott. Since 2007 we have seen thousands make that positive step toward Christ from Austria, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Crimea, Hungary and Romania.
An Update on Don Blackely
Many have inquired how Don is doing following his surgery this past Friday. The doctors were able to repair the mitral valve and not have to replace it. They also did two bypasses instead of three. From Trent’s Facebook posts it sounds as if he is recovering well and possibly will be moved out of CCU sometime this week. We are grateful to God for his healing work in Don’s life.
Our special reception plans to celebrate Don’s leadership have been postponed and moved to the evening of August 15th. Details will be on the Singing Men of Texas North Central’s Facebook page later this summer.
Our final concert of the season is this Thursday night starting at 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Garland. It promises to be a wonderful night of celebration and worship. We would love to see you there.
This blog will go silent for now, until our next journey to wherever the Lord leads us. Keep praying for us as we seek the Father’s will for our next mission.
We had two great concerts last night at the Pesterzsebet Baptist Church in Budapest. The church was full both times with a combined attendance of about 550 people. 353 made a positive response to Christ. Praise the Lord for these who took this step toward God.
We were able to do a Facebook live stream and many back home and in Hungary and Romania were able to watch our concert.
It is on our Facebook page for any one that wants to watch it again or see it for the first time.
We are being tourist today on our final day on this mission. It is a rainy cool day but we are taking it all in.
Pray for our safe return tomorrow. Also pray that the 3,903 people who made that positive response to Christ will be followed up by the local churches. Pray that they will grow as a mature disciple of Christ in the coming months.
Pray for our entire team as we return back to our families and churches. Pray that the excitement we have experienced will continue as we share all that the Lord has done.
Thanks to all who have prayed for us. You are a vital part of this process and we are grateful.
If you are in the greater Dallas area we invite you to our final concert of this season next Thursday May 16 at First Baptist Church Garland. It will be an awesome time of worship. We hope to see you there.
The Singing Men had a wonderful evening in the city of Pécs, Hungary last night. The concert was attended by about 600 people who filled the expo center where we sang. Among the attendees was the Mayor of Pécs. We were honored that he attended the concert.
We rejoice over the 241 people who made a positive response to Christ. We have now recorded 3,550 decisions with two concerts left tonight.
Following the concert we drove two and half hours to the city of Budapest and checked in to our hotel in the city center district. Budapest is one of the largest and beautiful cities in the world.
After our long day of travel yesterday the team got a break today with no schedule until we leave late this afternoon for this evening’s concert. Many took to the streets today to soak in the sunshine and see this wonderful city.
Tonight we are hosted by the Pesterzsebet Baptist Church where we will do two back to back concerts at 5:30 and 7:30 (10:30 am and 12:30 pm Texas time). This will be our final concerts of the trip. Originally the plan was to be in a large sports hall but the church did not have the number of people register to warrant singing there. Our plan now is to do our concert in their church building and to do two concerts.
We are planning on doing a Facebook live stream of the 7:30 concert. It will be done using an iPhone and we are hopeful the internet signal will stay strong. It will give you a taste of what a concert here in Hungary is like. We would encourage you back home in Texas to have lunch with us and surf to our Facebook page and listen in. Invite a co-worker or friend to watch with you. Better yet, invite a lost person to watch with you, they will hear a clear presentation of the gospel.
You can find our page and the stream here: SMONCT Facebook Page
Pray for us that in this final night of concerts the Lord will be exalted and that people will come to the concert in this big city. Pray that souls will find Jesus and start a personal relationship with him.
Also pray for our Director Don Blackley. He will be undergoing triple bypass heart surgery and heart valve replacement Friday morning in Plano. We will all be on airplanes while that is going on. His son Trent, our new incoming director has done an awesome job leading us. Trent will be flying home tomorrow so that he can be there with his parents Friday morning.
Tomorrow is our final day and it will be a day of sight seeing here in Budapest. We will end our time with a dinner cruise on the Danube River tomorrow night. It will be a sweet time of fellowship and celebration for all that God has done.
It has been a wonderful mission here in Hungary and Romania. We are grateful for you prayer support. Thank you for all the kind and positive comments here on our blog site.