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Christmas newsletter

Dear Friends,
Greetings from a Hungary on this rather cold late Autumn day. We hope that our Christmas newsletter finds you happy and healthy. We have had an incredibly busy year and hope that you will take a few minutes to read a little bit about what the Lord brought before us this year.

We have been blessed in ministry this year and seen a lot of growth in many areas. Relationships have begun and grown and old relationships have become deeper and stronger. You may remember from our newsletter a year ago that we asked for prayer as Kati was building a friendship with a blind lady. That friendship has grown and now that lady is attending the ladies’ coffee morning group and even hosted it once in her own home! We have also been blessed to now have a once monthly English language worship service. In conjunction with the Lutheran Church (we use their building for free), we lead a service for English-language speakers. Our first service had twenty-eight people present! We hold a Christmas service on December 11th and ask you to pray with us that many people would come and be blessed and that they would hear the Gospel message clearly. We are also pleased to announce that we started a weekly meeting of University age students in our home. We meet every Thursday evening for fellowship, Bible study and lots and lots of snacks! Typically, we are eight or nine present but hope and pray that this number will grow. Please pray for Gergő, Tobi, Zsolti, Zsuzsi, Katica and Reni that they would grow in the Lord and be bold and invite others to come along.

Our other ministries are going strong. Weekly adult Bible study meets on Wednesdays and we have just finished the book of Daniel and are now starting a study on apologetics. The work in the orphanage is going very well. We visit every Monday and help the kids with their English language skills, play games and speak into their lives. Many of these children are at risk of being trafficked into prostitution and our goal is for them to know the Lord, to develop strong moral values and to develop their language skills to enable them to do well in their studies and help them find good jobs in the future. In July we held a five-day club/vacation Bible school for about twenty kids or so at the orphanage. A team of seven from Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, New York State came and were a tremendous blessing to all the kids at the orphanage. Kati also continues her work of food and clothing distribution and we currently have six large boxes of clothing in our living room that will soon be distributed to people in need in the east of Hungary.

We have also traveled a significant amount this year. I have been blessed to preach and teach both in Győr and Budapest in Hungary, in Brussels and Ostend in Belgium, in Ireland, France, Romania and Ukraine. I have been grateful to begin new relationships with people in places such as Riga and Kiev and I hope and pray that these will develop into partnerships in the future to see the Kingdom grow in a wonderful way. Although this travel may seem exotic and exciting it can be very exhausting and spiritually demanding. Often I go to places where people need encouragement and someone who will listen to their hearts. Please pray for good health and wisdom as I see that 2017 will also be a year busy with travel.

Our daughters are doing well. All three of them are working hard (two in University and one in high school) and are also all keen on keeping fit. Csilla and Zsuzsa are both studying social education in University in Győr and Zsuzsa is also doing a degree in theology with Calvary Chapel. Katica is doing well in high school and is currently considering her future studies. Please pray for her as she is unsure of what the Lord would have of her. Kathy has been enjoying lots of long walks with our handsome dog Barney and Gerry has been busy with sports and writing. His latest book, ’So you want to be a missionary…’ is currently available both in paperback and kindle format from Amazon. His other book ’Light in the Darkness: Christianity in Saudi Arabia’ was a big hit last year and we continue to support the persecuted church and Gerry hopes to travel to the Middle East in 2017 to teach and encourage the believers there. If you would like Gerry to speak at your church please feel free to contact him as soon as possible. You can write to Gerry at g.k.mcnamara@gmail.com

We appreciate your prayers, we love you and hope to see you soon!

Blessings,
Gerry, Kathy, Csilla, Zsuzsi and Katica McNamara

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So you want to be a missionary…

Over the past months, I have enjoyed working on a writing project in my free time. So you want to be a missionary… is a concise handbook for those considering becoming a missionary, for supporters of those on the mission field and for family and friends of those serving on the mission field. It is available in both paperback and Kindle format from Amazon. A portion of the profits will go to support the persecuted church. Just click on the link below or copy and paste into your browser if you would like to purchase this book.

https://www.amazon.com/So-you-want-be-missionary-ebook/dp/B01M4FOEIO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1475933714&sr=8-3&keywords=so+you+want+to+be+a+missionary

Book now available in printed form

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http://www.amazon.com/Light-Darkness-Christianity-Saudi-Arabia/dp/1515348210/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438693278&sr=1-9&keywords=light+in+the+darkness

My book on the persecuted church in Saudi Arabia is now available in printed form from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. The reaction to the Kindle book has been amazing and at one stage the book hit number 14 on books on evangelism and number 19 on books on missions and mission work!!!

I will also have a few copies available for purchase from me (cheaper than from amazon) for people in Hungary, the suggested donation is 1,200huf however if you cannot afford a book I will gladly gift you one, don’t be afraid to ask friends!. At the moment the book is only available in English but I do plan to have it translated into Hungarian and hopefully in the future into Arabic also.

This really is the work of a complete amateur and I apologize for the many mistakes but please know that I worked with my heart and I hope and pray that this book will be a blessing. Again twenty percent of any profits will be given to the persecuted church.

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I would like to announce that I have published a book. ‘Light in the Darkness: Christianity in Saudi Arabia’ is my first attempt at writing. It is a record of my year of ministry whilst there. Obviously I don’t give any real names of people, but I hope it will give Christians a much better understanding of what the persecuted church is undergoing in the Middle East. I’m very grateful to those of you who partnered with us in prayer during my time there. Twenty percent of any profits will be given to the persecuted church.

As of yet there is no print copy available but I hope that in the near future physical copies will be available for sale. I’ll update you when this happens.

If you would like to purchase a copy, you can do do on any of the Amazon websites. The book is available for Kindle, Android and PC. I’d be happy to hear your comments!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B010T2CUXS?keywords=light%20in%20the%20darkness&noEncodingTag=1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&qid=1435911119&redirectFromSS=1&sr=8-11

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B010T2CUXS/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1435911265&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=light+in+the+darkness&dpPl=1&dpID=41EARk8GFeL&ref=plSrch