Csaba & Ilona Veres
Sloan Street, Lisburn
Youth Ministry & Children's Ministry and Teaching
Csaba and Ilona Veres and family live in the city of Cluj, serving in areas of youth and children's ministry that come under the influence of the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC), our partner church in Romania.
Csaba is the General Secretary for IKE - an independent youth movement within the Transylvanian District of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed Church in Romania. Working with local church-based Reformed youth groups, IKE provides leadership training; and organises and runs youth programmes, mission events and summer camps. IKE also has three university chaplains based in the cities of Cluj-Napoca, Tirgu Mures, and Miercurea Ciuc, who together with their team of IKE volunteers minister to the student population through Bible studies, youth services and opportunities for outreach, teaching and worship. For more information visit IKE's Website.
Ilona currently serves as an educator with the Hungarian Reformed Church’s Diakonia Mission at the Mera Children's Project. This is a Roma integration project caring for 50 children and their families. Teaching staff, several social workers and volunteers work with children after school hours, assisting them in their homework, encouraging reading, playing or implementing educational activities. In addition, the program also focuses on the spiritual development of the children, basic hygiene, acceptable behaviour patterns, social skills, and cultural and traditional values. For more information visit Diakonia's website.
In addition to their work throughout the year with IKE and DIAKONIA, each summer, Csaba and Ilona organize various summer evangelistic and teaching camps for children and young people, often involving teams from overseas, including various groups from within PCI.
Ilona is also a member of the Board of Caleb House, an 'aftercare' home for former residents of the AKSZA Mission to Street Children who are aged 18 or over and undergoing further education. The home cares for 6 young people and aims to help them make the transition from living in care to living independent living. Csaba and Ilona assist with administration related to Caleb House, where PCI's Darren and Nicola Aitcheson served for two years as houseparents to the young people who live there.
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