OM home office is in the city of Érd. But we also have team members working in the city of Tata.
Tata is a beautiful place by the lake, about 60 kilometers North-West of Budapest. Every year thousands of tourists also come to enjoy it´s idyllic atmosphere.
There are many churches and people have possibilities to choose where to serve and worship God. But there are also people , who do not have many connections to christians.
The SZÉLKÚT Ministry started in Tata in 2019. The team (Jarmo and Pirjo Sormunen, Alastair and Krisztina Hansen, Marcel and Lea Buchner) is reaching especially roma children on the area, where there are many social and economical difficulties.
We have taken part in the social program that the city of Tata started the same year . Weekly programmes, music, sports, crafts, games, English teaching and summer camps, are the means by which we reach the children and their families. We would some day like to see a christian community in the Szélkút area.
Do you want to have a lasting impact on the children and youth of Tata? Welcome to the team! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In 2016 OMers started The DOCK, a community centre in Tata for school aged children. It´s a place of safety, connection and encouragement. It is a place for games and fellowship, so the youth can relax and enjoy each other in a safe environment. The address is Kocsi utca 1, Tata.
From the very start we were partnering with the Tata Baptist Church. In the Fall of 2020 the Church took the full responsibility of the DOCK. At the same time Frans van Aken, leader of the centre, became the youth worker of the Baptist Church.
“A DOCK is a place where a ship comes in from the sea and is being lifted out of the water and repaired,” says Frans Van Aken. “The ship can rest in a sense and be made ready to go back into the sea again. We also want to be a place like that—where people can come in and be repaired and rest and create relationships with one another. If they want direction in their life, as Christians we know Who to point to.”