Celebration at Ozd: Thanksgiving Day

On Saturday the Reformed Rescue Mission / Bonus Pastor Foundation celebrated in Ozd 25 years of operations. About 200 people came together to express gratitude towards our Lord and all those who supported the ministry is so many ways over the two and half decades.

Bishop István Csűry preached, rev. Béla Császár (Ozd), dr. Levente Horváth (chairman of the Board, Bonus Pastor), James Campbell (CEO of Blythswood Care, Scotland), Andrea Csép (member of the Romanian Parliament), Zsindely Ferenc (representative of Drugtherapy Center of Rackeresztur, Hungary) and Harry van der Stege (Ambassador of Bonus Pastor in The Netherlands) gave spechees of congratulation and greetings. Zoltán Balog’s (former Minister of the Human Resources in the Hungarian Government), Gera Geluk’s (Secretary of the Board of Hulp Oost Europa, NL) and Ákos Topolánszky’s (president of the Federation of the Hungarian Drug Therapy Institutions, Hungary) letters were read before the attendees.

Éva Adorján, director of the Therapy Center, emphasized in her presentation her gratitude and thanked to our Lord and all those who supported in so many possible ways our ministry and the repainting of the building. Péter Szabó, an opera singer, sang two God-praising solos. Karesz Lackovics and Zsolt Bartha, two former clients, gave their testimonies. The residents and the therapy workers had a musical performance during the celebration. The local congregation had a significant contribution, we thank for their love and support. Villager ladies baked more than a dozen of traditional bread we ate during the lunch where all participants were invited. Part of the day’s program was the visit to the renewed Therapy Center, which has been repainted and its heating system changed with the financial support of the Hungarian Government’s Human Resources Ministry.

Thank you for all those who have taken part in our Thanksgiving Day. It was a great honor for us that you did not spare any effort to celebrate together!

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