Greetings in the Name of our Risen Lord
I am Pastor Scott Ryll, a missionary to Hungary with East European Missions Network (EEMN). I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and the work the Lord has called my wife Cecilia and I to do.
My life has been intertwined with mission in Hungary for nearly a decade and a half now. After I graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 1998, I went to Hungary through LCMS World Mission as a volunteer to teach English at Aszódi Evangélikus Gimnázium; a Lutheran High School 45 kilometers outside of Budapest. It is an experience that changed my life in many ways.
I was there for two years, during which time I met my wife Cecilia, who is Hungarian. After we were married we spent another year with her family in Győr, Hungary. Then, in the US I completed my M Div at Concordia Seminary, Cecilia began a nursing career, and our twins Liza and Levente were born here, too. I have been serving a congregation in western IL, and Cecilia as a nurse, but we have always intended to go back to the mission field, and praying that perhaps the Lord would open a door to bring us back to Hungary specifically. I am happy to say that He has now presented us with two incredible tasks:
I have been called to be the first full time pastor of the English Service at Fasor Lutheran church. My task is to transform the service, started as a mission effort by the congregation at Fasor two years ago, into an independent congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hungary.
Cecilia has been called to start a Parish Nursing ministry. Her task will be to create not only the first such ministry within the Evangelical Lutheran Church, but the first such ministry in Hungary.
This site is both my personal space and headquarters for my campaign to present “an invitation to rejoice with us, a call to pray for each other and a request to support our work.” So please link to it, share it, like it (if you do).
May God richly bless you as you seek to fulfill the work He has prepared for you in vocational service to your neighbors. Together let us rejoice in the grace given to us in Jesus while we labor in the fields of His harvest.
The peace of the Lord be with you,
Pastor Scott Ryll