Name: Norbert Kácsor
Family: I'm married to Orsi
What I'm responsible for at Golgota Szeged: church elder (but I'm not old ), translator, I oversee the coffee bar ministry and missions Favorite scripture: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
I don't come from a Christian family, in fact, other that me, there are no other believers in my family. My grandmother was a believer and I'm sure she prayed a lot for me because I was a real danger to myself as a child, I needed protection. Unfortunately she passed away when I was 11, so I was left without a Christian influence for years. During my high school and college years I tried a lot of things. I did Kung-Fu, I studied Eastern philosophy, fortune telling, mind control, etc. I was about 16 or 17 when I got a Bible from my sister & her family. Till this day they aren't believers but they thought that every cultured person needs a Bible as part of their education. So I began to read it but I really didn't understand it, no one I knew was able to answer my questions. After this I come to College in Szeged where I met a classmate who became a Christian through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. We talked a lot about God, Christianity, and things of this sort, my classmate told me the Gospel. I felt that this faith was a nice thing but I thought I was more intelligent than to believe something like this. Then came Thursday, March 14, 2002. It was around 10-11pm when I laid down to sleep and when I closed my eyes I saw a very ugly face from the side (it wasn't a dream as I just shut my eyes). I really felt sorry for this person becasue they were so ugly then the face turned and looked me in the face and began to laught. I've never seen such a scary face, I was greatly afraid. I got up right away, threw on some clothes, and went over to my friend's house (who thankfully let me in at such a late hour). There I told him what happened, what I saw. He calmly told me that I had for sure seen the Devil. I was even more shocked at this point but then I understood something: there was a battle for my soul. It will either belong to God or the Devil. I needed to chose, becasue if I didn't chose then I would remain the Devil's. Then I kneeled and for the first time in my life I called out so God and said something like „Jesus! Until now I've been the lord of my life and you see, this is where I've come. Please come into my life and be the Lord of my life. Amen!" I didn't feel anything special, only a sense of peace. The next 3 days was a long weekend and I spent the whole weekend alone with God. I didn't learn anything new about God but I learned a lot about myself, like how selfish I was, how dishonest I was in my relationships & friendships, how I just wanted to get from people. I didn't know at the time that what I had done was confess and repent of my sins but my life changed over that long weekend. God renewed my thinking and I began to read the Bible more and more. Everything was so new and so amazing. I began attending the weekly Campus Crusade for Christ meetings, where I didn't meet a bunch of old ladies or sect members, but other young people like myself, who were on fire for the Lord. We went to dorms to evangelize and I began to get more involved in the organizing of the weekly meetings as well. The missionary guy who started talking with me (and is now a reformed pastor), suggested that I start attending a church. He thought the best fit for me would be Golgota Szeged. He was right! So in May 2002, I went to Golgota Szeged, where I knew a couple of people. I liked the style and the atmosphere, so I stayed. Slowly but surely I began to get involved in the ministry – I realized fairly quickly that the Christian life is a life of service, so I did what I could to help where I could whenever I could. Since then I do my things here & try to invest my gifts & talents to the glory of God and the good of the people here.
What should we know about you?
I live in Szeged with my wife Orsi. I'm an English teacher, I love Christianity and I view it as a thing, just like English. The job of an English teacher isn't to expound on the mysteries of English grammar but to create an atmosphere where students can boldly use those tools that the teacher has equipped them with. It's really the practical side of the Christian faith that interests me. As a church elder I try to focus on this aspect. I try to get church members involved in service and missions.
What do you love most about God?
I love seeing how when God says something, what He's going to do and how He does it before my eyes.
The church plant in Hódmezővásárhely began in that I felt that God wanted to do something great in that city. I love adventure and new things and I wanted to watch this happen up close. Since then I work in Hódmezővásárhely,I lead the cell group there, and we've had some students from the Bible College in Vajta come. I think God seriously means what He says. What would you like to see God do in the region? I'd love to see God bring about a network of churches in the south eastern region of Hungary that would be used to reach the region with the Gospel.
What is your favorite Scripture?
Isaiah 61:1-4 – "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.