Monthly Archives: November 2011

Christian Educators Outreach Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

Charlottesville, VA – The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) announced today the accreditation of Christian Educators Outreach of Charlottesville, VA.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

Christian Educators Outreach joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 20 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal. When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to include in our membership a ministry committed to crossing cultures in Word and deed to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ into communities through education, development and leadership,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.
Founded in 2000, Christian Educators Outreach spreads of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the support of partner organizations involved in the ministry of the Gospel, the providing of relief for charitable, religious, educational or scientific purposes including serving the aged, the poor, the widowed and the orphaned.
To learn more about Christian Educators Outreach and their stewardship opportunities, visit ServantMatch®, ECFA’s program that matches God’s servants with the stewardship options of ECFA members based on ministry sectors and categories. It is ECFA’s newest online feature that allows you to quickly and easily find giving opportunities.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.

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answers to prayer

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Thanksgiving 2011

This Thanksgiving holiday is being celebrated in Budapest. This is our second Thanksgiving abroad. Back in about ’03 we had Thanksgiving over here with friends.

This morning there was an errand to run so I left with Joanna who was headed to teach at her university. Out on the street, it is just another Thursday. Since Thanksgiving is an American holiday it has no bearing on the local people here in Budapest.

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. Practicing gratitude is something I try to do regularly. I try to be thankful for my beating heart, for my breathing lungs, the ability to do what I do, the freedom to do what I do… I am thankful for my wife. It is on my trips and when she arrives to be with us during special gatherings that I am especially thankful for my Sweet Anna. I am also thankful for my daughters. I am so proud of them. They are amazing women. This year I am thankful for the first time for my son-in-law Will.

I am thankful for my everlasting life.

I try to cultivate gratitude in my life. I urge you to do the same.

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come let us reason together

This was the cover of a Hungarian Christian magazine. I was intrigued by this image…


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Osijek, Croatia

This city will now be a regular part of my travels. As such, the last couple of days I’ve been out to figure out the city, what’s where and how the public transport works. Today I took some pix.

waitin for a tram

a YUGO - actually sold these in the US in the 70s or 80s

part of the local university, used to be Army base, war damage is gone

you have to look for it now, but war ruins are still around

they call it a city of parks

secessionist architecture prevails in the city center

back near the school we are partnering with, a focal point is the former synagogue

classrooms, offices and the library are in the new building

and rooms for visiting professors, this is where I've been for a few days

We’re excited about the new partnership with the Evangelical Theological Seminary and our newest folks, the Walkers who are getting settled in here in Osijek.

I’m back to Budapest tomorrow!

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