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Hungarian International Church Celebrates 90 Years

Story by Stephen Lee

The Hungarian International church in Perth Amboy celebrated its 90th anniversary in October, a significant milestone in its rich history. Established in 1928, the church officially formed as a congregation in April 1933, following a series of dedicated evangelistic endeavors.

The challenging years of the Great Depression left indelible marks, vividly reflected in the treasurer’s meticulous records. Despite financial hardships, the church persevered and flourished, a testament to the unwavering faith of its members.

On Dec. 10, 1945, the members acquired their own building, dedicating it on June 22, 1946. The congregation’s resilience persisted even through challenges posed by the recent pandemic, as devoted members undertook a renovation.

The anniversary celebration was graced by Minner Labrador, Multilingual Ministries director for the North American Division, who delivered a powerful keynote address. Labrador emphasized a poignant message: the imminent return of Jesus. Festivities extended the following day, with the Fight for Freedom concert—an outreach event aimed at engaging the Hungarian community. This harmonious celebration not only showcased the church’s commitment but also served as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Hungarian members.

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