Eric & Lindsay Meland
Eric and Lindsay were married in August 2017 in Vancouver, Washington and arrived to serve in Budapest, Hungary in August 2018 with Josiah Venture (JV). Previous to their marriage, Eric served in Veszprém, Hungary with JV for 3 years, and grew to love the people dearly. He helped lead a local youth group and also coached an Edge Sports soccer team, through which he was able to meet boys from the community and disciple them. Lindsay felt called to Hungary after spending 3 months there during a JV internship in the summer of 2015. She was struck by the need for workers on the ground to disciple the young girls in Hungary, who are desperate to be known and loved.
Currently, along with language learning, local ministry, leading Summer interns, and directing Summer camps, the Meland's are connecting with several youth pastors in Budapest to establish long-term discipleship-training relationships. Their goal is to equip these pastors in making committed, passionate disciples of Jesus who will turn around and make more committed, passionate disciples! Eric and Lindsay are eager and so thankful to be working with the young people of Hungary; to see them come to deeply know their Father and boldly proclaim His incomprehensible love, so that their whole country might turn to follow Him.