Host Country: Hungary
We don't often think about material needs in Europe, as they are often less dramatic and less widespread than other places in the world, but the needs are there. World Partners staff David and Grace McBrier have seen some of this firsthand in their ministry in Hungary. Each year, the McBriers purchase book bags and fill them with school supplies to give to underprivileged children through a partnership with a local community outreach program to the children of two local elementary schools.
The new book bags are filled with school supplies and the McBriers include a children's Bible. They pray over the bags before they are dispersed to the children. They also include a letter in every bag informing the child that they will be prayed for throughout the school year.