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Monday
Feb152010

Andrew's Central European Distribution Center

AWM's Hungarian office and Central European Distribution Center. (Click to enlarge)Hungary, a former satellite of the Soviet Empire, is now the host of a busy distribution point for Andrew Wommack Ministries of Europe (AWME). A modest house in one of the greenbelt villages of the town of Győr serves as both the Hungarian office for AWME and as the Central European Distribution Center, from which Andrew's teaching materials are shipped to the 27 nations of the European community. The facility is managed by native Hungarian and CBC England graduate, Zsolt Katona.

AWM's Head of European Translation and of the Central European Distribution Center, Zolt Katona and his family live in Hungary.When Zsolt became an AWME employee in 2006, the ministry had just begun publishing Andrew's books in various European languages. Now, in 2010, Zsolt manages tens of thousands of copies of Andrew's translated materials. As a result, the house is crowded with shelves full of spiritual seeds just waiting to be shipped to thirsty souls. Zsolt does his best to utilize every inch of the office efficiently, but that job is becoming increasingly challenging.

With a steady stream of translations being completed, storage space at the distribution center is tightly packed. (Click to enlarge)Presently, Andrew's books are being shipped across Europe in 11 languages, but that number continues to increase as AWME's Foreign Language Translation Team works diligently to make the books available to more people in more countries. Several of Andrew's books are currently going through the translation process for eight additional European languages. The translation process takes time—four to six months on average. Worldwide the team of countless volunteers has translated 127 of Andrew's books in 36 languages.

At this time, Zsolt distributes his largest orders to Holland and Germany. Smaller countries like Hungary tend to order less per shipment. But the important part is that the orders continue to come in on a steady basis.

Currently Zsolt is the only full-time employee for the distribution center, but as Andrew's message continues to spread across languages, the job will eventually become too large for him to manage singlehandedly.

So, as the saying goes, "never despise small beginnings." Each book shipped from this little house in Hungary is a seed planted for a multiplied harvest
to come.

 

Watch as Andrew tours the Hungarian office and reminisces about the Ministry's humble beginnings. Be sure to follow the link at the end of this clip for a full video summary of Andrew's recent trip to Europe.

Catch a glimpse in the video below as they organize the upcoming project schedule. Be sure to follow the link at the end of this clip for a full video summary of
Tuesday
Feb092010

Pannonhalma, Hungary

The Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary. (Click to enlarge)During the autumn of 2009 Andrew and Jamie visited and ministered in Europe. Their trip included stops in England, Germany, Poland and Hungary. While in Hungary Andrew had the opportunity to minister across a denominational gap. Andrew was welcomed with open arms to the Archabbey of Pannonhalma, an eleven-century-old Roman Catholic monastery. There he met with his ministry friends Titusz Hardi, a former Charis Bible College student and Benedictine monk, and Titusz' superior, Dr. Várszegi Asztrik, Arch Abbot of Pannonhalma, member of the Bishop Congregation of Hungary's Roman Catholic Church.

These three men first became acquaintances several years ago through a fourth friend, Zsolt Katona. Zsolt is a CBC England graduate and a former teacher at both of the Abbey's schools. After graduating from CBC Zsolt did not return to the Abbey, but chose instead to go to work for Andrew Wommack Ministries where he is currently in charge of Andrew's European book translation and distribution center in Hungary.

Titusz Hardi, Assistant to the Arch Abbot of Pannonhalma, greets Andrew during his visit in the fall of 2009.
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The noticeable change in Zsolt, as a result of his experience at CBC, made such an impression on Titusz that it stirred within him a hunger for more of God. This hunger led Titusz to request a sabbatical from his life in the monastery, where he has served as a monk for more than 25 years. He sought the break to attend CBC in England. Much like Zsolt, the time Titusz spent at CBC changed his life, and he returned to the monastery refreshed and inspired by the Word of God. Upon his return to Hungary, the Arch Abbot took note of the change in Titusz.

The progression of changed lives continues as the Arch Abbot has blessed Titusz by making him Headmaster of a very prestigious boarding school in Pannonhalma. There Titusz teaches Discipleship Evangelism lessons, and also incorporates some of Andrew’s other teachings, including Spirit, Soul and Body, in the curriculum for his students. Andrew’s teachings are transforming the monks and students in several of Pannonhalma's Abbeys. Titusz takes every opportunity to share his revelation and is having an impact; many who attend his meetings are born again and Spirit filled. He has brought a revival of sorts to Hungary’s Catholic Church.

Zsolt and Titusz' time at CBC opened the door for Andrew to meet with the Arch Abbot for the first time three years ago. During Andrew’s most recent visit, the Arch Abbot extended his grace and allowed Andrew to minister in one of the monastery’s cathedrals. With Zsolt as his translator, Andrew was able to share with Titusz’ students and members of his Bible group. He taught about destiny and had the opportunity to prophecy over some of the future leaders of Hungary's church. Be sure to watch the video summary below for a glimpse of this powerful time of ministry in Hungary.

 

We invite you to watch the video clip below which shares highlights of Andrew and Jamie's visit to Pannonhalma, Hungary in 2009.

Thursday
Dec312009

Andrew's Books Translated in 35 Languages

As AWM shares the truth of the Gospel with the body of Christ the ministry’s influence continues to grow. One of the indications of this growth can be found in the consistent request for Andrew’s books to be translated into foreign languages. During their European trip this fall, Andrew and Jamie became more aware of the ministry’s far-reaching growth.

The Hungarian AWM office and European book distribution center operate under the oversight of native Hungarian and CBC England graduate, Zsolt Katona. Here Zsolt and Andrew minister together as Zsolt serves as Andrew's translator.
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While in Hungary, Andrew visited the location that serves as the ministry’s local AWM office. The humble house, reminiscent of the ministry’s stateside beginnings in Manitou Springs, Colorado, also doubles as AWM’s European book distribution center. The site contains tens of thousands of Andrew’s books. The office and distribution center operate under the oversight of native Hungarian and CBC England graduate, Zsolt Katona. Andrew was pleasantly surprised to find that his books have been translated into 36 languages.

Andrew had this to say about the increasing call for and reception of new translations,

“It’s just amazing what’s happening. As a matter of fact, while we were there, there was another language they’d found that they were translating. And so, tremendous things are happening.”

Andrew’s books have been translated in 11 languages in Europe alone: In addition to English, 12 of his books have been translated in Hungarian, 11 in Dutch, 11 in German, 11 in Czech, nine in Russian, seven in French, five in Italian and five in Polish, the majority of which are available in print through the distribution center. Several other language translations have been completed and await publication including three in Romanian, two in Albanian and two in Swedish. A number of other translations are currently in progress in Finnish, Latvian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Slovakian and Danish.

“I felt like this trip to Europe was unique and there was a feeling everywhere we went that the ministry has a life of its own. The message is changing so many lives in so many ways, it’s growing underneath our feet. We’re being lifted up literally, by a tide that’s bigger than any of us,” said Stephen Bransford, AWM’s Media Operations Manager.

The ministry is also growing across foreign soil outside the UK. Sixteen nations outside Europe are experiencing the increased desire for translated materials as well. Numerous books have been published in Thai, Burmese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tibetan, Afrikaans, Zulu, Pakistani, Indonesian, Tamil, Burundi, Ghanaian, Filipino, Tanzanian and in Indian dialects.

In addition to the languages listed above, three of Andrew's books have been translated in Spanish and released in the US.

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