A delighted Captain Andrew Morgan, Regional Officer for The Salvation Army's Hungary Region, explains: "For The Salvation Army this means that our ministries continue unimpeded. We continue to enjoy privileges as a recognized church in areas of taxation, government funding of our social services, and funding of clerical activities such as teaching of Christianity to young people. The confirmation of our church status also opens the way for further expansion of our ministry and services with the full backing of the state and—in some areas—with commensurate state funding."
The captain believes that "the heightened media exposure and parliament's affirmation of The Salvation Army's legitimate status as a church will further endear us to the people and open greater opportunities to present the gospel of Jesus Christ."
The officers, soldiers, adherent members and friends of The Salvation Army in Hungary wish to thank all who brought this issue before the Lord through intercessory prayer.
Captain Morgan asks for continued prayer for The Salvation Army in Hungary—particularly for "wisdom and guidance in decision making and allocation of resources" so that the current momentum will lead to the further expansion of God's Kingdom.