(The short version: Chadwick and Sarah will partner with the Free Methodist Church in Hungary through the ministry of the Word and Worship; leadership development in the local church, especially to young adults; hospitality to the community; and outreach at the local orphanage in Győr, Hungary.)
We are the Anderson Family of 6: Chadwick & Sarah and our 4 daughters. We love Jesus, and desire to be a family that continues to be actively shaped by His Love as we offer Him our home for Kingdom purposes.
Most recently, that means we have accepted a call to join the Kingdom work happening in the name of Jesus in Győr, Hungary. We say “join”, because Jesus has been at work in this area for a long time already. Christianity itself has been around, and even the “official” religion for over 1,000 years. Hungary is a central location in Eastern Europe – and so many conflicts over the years have clashed here, scarring the land and the people.
Most recently, the Hungarian revolution against communism of the late 1950’s, and finally the release from “official” communism around 1990, have led to almost 30 years of rebuilding and rediscovering an identity as “free” people. But the impact of communism remains a strong force of influence; with pressures to perform and self or family worth coming from what can be achieved on human efforts. Combined with such a historic “official” identity of Christian, has led to many huge ancient churches – beautiful inside and out, but often empty. Freedom from communism has led to willful captivity to forces of human achievement.
Many of these are the same pressures and oppressive forces we’ve proclaimed Freedom from in Christ, in pastoral ministry since 2003. We believe the “means of grace” often talked about by John Wesley can still offer much to a culture and people like Hungary. We offer our home and family to being an imperfect “means of grace” wherever and however God directs us.
Thanks for visiting, and feel free to check out our most recent blog posts! If you, your family, or your church would like to partner with us financially or in prayer – please check out the details on our Free Methodist World Missions page!