Mission Trip to Budapest, Hungary

Dear Friends,

We have been asked to be part of a music mission trip to Budapest, Hungary in May 2019, playing with a jazz big band. We're very excited for the opportunity to share hope and love through music behind the former Soviet "iron curtain". We have also added another week to our trip to travel to southern Norway and do similar work there. This trip is now fully funded thanks to the generosity and support of many friends!

Why We're Going

We're going on this trip to love God by loving His people. Free public performances by American musicians are a fantastic way to gain attention and put smiles on faces. But more importantly, we're using them as a way to connect local people with local organizations and ministries that can help them. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Matt. 25:40)

What We'll Do in Budapest

This leg of the trip is being organized in partnership with Global Missions Project, a non-profit music missions organization. We will be playing 11 concerts in 7 days with the Metro Big Band, a 20-piece jazz band from the Nashville metro area, conducted by Camp Kirkland. Deb is the lead vocalist and Rob is on guitar. While in Budapest we will work with local organizations to reach students at their schools, put on public performances and music workshops, and help strengthen and bless local church congregations.

What We'll Do in Norway

We are leaving the jazz band behind as we head to Norway for the 2nd half of our trip. We're organizing this leg of the journey ourselves, partnering with friends and contacts we have in the area. We'll be part of a series of public events focused on finding Christ-centered recovery from hurts, habits, and addictions. Our daughters Sami and Maggie will join us, performing music and assisting with the logistical needs of the tour. Deb will also be sharing her personal testimony. Because of our long history with the ministry Celebrate Recovery we're very excited to be a part of these events!

2019 Mission Trip Schedule U
Date Event(s)
May 23 Travel day; depart USA
May 24 Arrival to Budapest: Dinner, Rehearsal
May 25 Tahitótfalu / Kispest Szentendre outdoor
May 26 Tahitótfalu / Kispest Szentendre outdoor
May 27 AM: Velence school
PM: Szekesfehervar Baptist
May 28 AM: Lovasberény school
PM: Lovasberény Reformed Church
May 29 AM: Bicske Social institution
Afternoon: Baptist Aid Handicapped
May 30 Bicske Baptist Church
May 31 AM: Obuda school
PM: Budafok Baptist
June 1 AM: Leave Budapest, travel to Bergen, Norway
PM: Concert at Re:fuel event: I Hjeltefjorden Arena in Øygarden
June 4 Venner lovsynger i sammen - event in Eiken
June 5 Worship Concert in Bjerkreim
June 6 Concert at Saron Bedehus in Bryne
June 8 Travel back home to Nashville

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