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Tony Packer

November 2020 update

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Hungary - Global Passion has worked alongside Eric and Rosemary Barrett of 4H in supplying children’s quarterly magazines for many years. This year we were able to have the booklet “The Missing Peace” translated and printed into Hungarian. I just want to share with you all the following email I received from them over the weekend.
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29th October 2020 Update

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Philippians 3 v 13 & 14

These verses have been on my mind a great deal lately as we all struggle with the coronavirus, many of the plans that were made for 2020 have never materialised but God is still working and opening other doors sooner than we expected.
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October Update

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Right now I am in Northern Ireland with my family but since being here lockdown has imposed a number of regulations, so no meetings but hoping to connect with a number of people by phone in both North and Southern Ireland. Before lockdown I was able to speak with a Chinese person here who is a Christian and share our thoughts and prayer, hoping to speak in her church in due course.
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8th October brief report

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As you are all aware things are changing by the day in these difficult times we are in, this is making travel impossible in some areas and my age is also against me. However, there is still much to rejoice in as reports are coming through very slowly.

I was hoping to give a report and show photos of the summer camps in Hungary, they did go ahead but had to be scaled down due to the increase in the virus, my friends from 4H (Eric and Rosemary) were due to travel there last month but all the borders were closed, but God answered PRAYER and there is so much to Praise God for.

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September 2020

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I cannot believe its a month since I last wrote a update, in these difficult times things are still happening but on a much smaller scale but there is still much to Thank and Praise God for.

Serbia
I stand in awe that there are no outbreaks in the refugee camp and a small team can continue to work there, the team also remain free and are pressing on for the Lord in many different ways.
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Greetings from Northern Ireland

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Greetings from Northern Ireland where I am with my daughter and family. Update: - 23rd August 2020 Although not being able to travel to the Balkans, I remain restless and homesick but at the same time, I rest in His Peace. I sent a message to the Christians in Serbian but unfortunately, the translation came out wrong, it read that I was at home very sick…….
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August Update

My bible reading this morning was from Psalm 113 – Giving Praise

Right now I am with my family in Northern Ireland who I have not seen since Christmas, it was wonderful to hold the grand children in my arms again. While here I will be visiting prayer supporters and sharing with them. My planned trip to Southern Ireland may be delayed as a second wave of the virus interrupts my travel, this is disappointing.
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July 2020 Update

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Day by day plans are changing not just in Serbia but the whole wide world, one of the greatest things I rejoice in, is that we have an unchanging God and He is with us every moment of everyday. I guess there is so much to ask for prayer but I believe the greatest thing right now is to pray for those who are hearing the Word of God for the first time that they will come to know Jesus in a real way.

Yesterday I went for a prayer walk along the River Severn, it hit me so hard, we seem to spend so much time in talking and praying about the difficult times we are in and we are not talking and praying enough for lost souls and what God is doing. It is right to pray for the situation we find ourselves in but please don’t forget the lost souls that are out there, it’s all about Him.
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Welcome Home!

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Serbia 21st July 2020

Last night it was good to be able to welcome Stefan and Daniela back home to Northern Serbia. They had to change their honeymoon plans as they were not allowed to leave Serbia, pray for them as they settle down not only into married life, but also as they serve Our Lord together.
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A Wedding!

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It is with great joy and excitement that I share with you the photo of the wedding of Stefan and Daniela, they were married on the 10th of this month. Their wedding was planned to take place in May but due to the virus this had to be cancelled. We were all getting very excited as the new date came closer and closer but then a new wave of the virus broke out and Serbia was shut down once again. However, the wedding was allowed to go ahead with only fifty (50) people present. It was their desire that I should be there, however I was with them in thought and spirit.
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July 2020

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Greeting in the Name of Jesus to you All.

It is now four months since I left the Balkans, all the plans that were made last year seem to be disappearing fast as we continue in lockdown but it is wonderful to know that He is in control and I am at peace. There is still so much to rejoice and thank our Lord for, many answers to prayers here and also overseas, so many seeds have been sown and now I believe that we must be ready for the harvest. The first few verses of Luke 10 spring to mind, "The harvest is ripe but the labourers are few", pray that the Lord of the harvest will send out labourers. Thank you for your continued prayer support, not only here for the Balkans but also for a Global Passion for the whole world.

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A Mid-year up date.

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Greetings in the Name of Jesus and we thank Him for the way that Prayers have been answered and the way He is working in the Balkans.
The only trip this year has been to Serbia via Austria where I was able to spend time with friends who are having a tough time, and then to Serbia. This was an amazing time as I met people for the first time in over fifty years, people who hid me from the police and put their own lives in danger. What a reunion, what fellowship we had, and many tears were shed. Sadly, I had to leave three days early due to exhaustion, at the time not knowing that if I had stayed, then I would not have been able to leave due to the lockdown – God is in total control – I hope to be on the move again soon.
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2020 Camps update

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I have just received news today that summer camps will be going ahead this summer in Erdevik, Northern Serbia, This year they will be running two weeks of camp, one for the younger people and one for teens and twenties, in the past these camps have been very encouraging as many have given their lives to the Lord and are still following and are regular church attendee’s. Please pray for their continual growth in the faith. Dates will be posted soon as they are confirmed The campsite continues to be improved but has quite away to go yet, this will still not bring it up to the standards that many of us would expect. For many of the children it will be their only holiday and they also get to hear the Good News of Salvation.
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News Update May 2020

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Austria: - The OAC teams have started back on their street ministry once a week for the time being, further ministries will happen as and when more of the lockdown restrictions are lifted. We can really Praise the Lord for this. Many lives have been changed through the OAC ministries in Austria.

Serbia: - Restrictions are also being lifted there and church meetings are being now held once on a Sunday for the time being. It's been wonderful to keep in contact through social media with the young men and families. Borders are also open to allow many people to move from one state to another. How I long to be back there working side by side with them.

We continue to thank God that the refugee camp still remains virus free, this is some thing to really Praise Him for, if you saw the conditions you would be amazed that there is no virus there.
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Latest News - 18-05-2020

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The Missing Peace

Today, I have received news that Missing Peace will be going to print very soon in Hungary, this has been delayed because of the virus but things have started to move again in the Balkans. We have waited nearly a year for this, so there is so much to Praise and Thank God for.
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