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Robert Lemperger

Robert Lemperger
Person Details
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Country

  • Hungary
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2023 Pastoral Counsellors Network

Ministry Focus

  • Evangelism

Occupation

  • Christian Organisation

Funding Status (ELF)

  • Needs ELF Funding
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I am the director of the Hungarian Evangelical Publisher and Literature Mission. It is a nonprofit organization for publishing. We publish 20-25 books per year. I am also the editor of our evangelical magazine and I write articles. I am an elder of the local Brethren church in Eger. It is a small church. I do preaching and teaching. We put a lot of effort into reaching lost people in our city. Evangelical believers are less than 1% in Hungary.

When did you trust Christ?

I grew up in a Christian family. I made my decision to follow Jesus when I was 17-years-old after realizing that I was lost and that I owe my life to my Redeemer. While I was attending secondary school I read the Bible, but my heart was half in the world. However, after watching the lives of some servants of the Lord, I realized that Christianity is not only about knowledge, but also about a real connection to the Lord, and that to establish and uphold the relationship I needed to accept the grace of God because I was lost.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

When I was 17, I came into contact with a missionary organization. By watching the lives of missionaries, I realized that I needed to give my life to my Savior wholly.

Two writers have also had a significant impact on my faith. The books of Lawrence Crab have shown me the significance of relationships, especially my relationship with God and how sinful human nature truly is. Through the books of C. S. Lewis, I have gained a deeper insight into the human soul and the work of God. Other crucial moments of my Christian life have been when God taught me to rely solely on Him. For example, when my wife and I lost our jobs simultaneously.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The Forum improves my work for God. It is an excellent opportunity to develop relationships between evangelical leaders. It concentrates on spirit, knowledge, enthusiasm, experience, and ideas. I can use many things I have learned at the Forum in my preaching and teaching.

What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?

I was the leader of a Hungarian youth mission. It is a mission that organizes youth camps mainly for teenagers from both Christian and non-Christian backgrounds. I was a leadership team member, but I now participate on a smaller scale because of a lack of time. I was a member of the Hungarian Fellowship of Evangelical Students leadership team.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I could widely utilize the training and networking possibilities that the Forum provides for my ministry, especially in evangelical book and magazine publishing. Through my job at the publishing house, I serve evangelical believers, and we also serve non-believers with evangelizing literature. As a mission, we provide many books and tracts freely for evangelization purposes. In addition, I write articles for our free magazine,  38,000 copies are published.