Since 2011, Istvan Varga has been serving as the pastor of a small rural church in Toalmas, Hungary. Prior to pastoring Toalmas Baptist Church full time, Istvan served with Word of Life MInistries in Hungary. Istvan and Vica were married in 2006 and have three children, Jazmin, Ruben, and Eszter. Vica is an accomplished vocalist who has recorded a number of worship CDs used widely in Hungary. They are thrilled to be able to use their gifts as a team.
Way to Pray: Our church is starting an after school program in the local public school this fall and using it as an evangelistic tool. Please pray that new healthy relationships will develop with the school and the parents that we meet.
Men need to step up and take leadership roles in the church. We need a new elder and men, in general, to feel responsible to lead. Istvan is working on his thesis at seminary, and Vica is just starting her studies in the fall to become a teacher. Pay that we would be able to adjust easily to the necessary changes in our schedules.