Little protection is offered from the elements at the Hajduhadhaz, Hungary Church of the Nazarene. The roof of the building is damaged allowing water to seep inside creating additional structural harm. This is not an aesthetic issue, rather an outreach issue. Many evangelism and outreach events are pending. These opportunities are limited by a roof allowing water and snow to enter the building. The situation makes it difficult to have a crowd in the building. The temporary fix managed by the church people is not a long-term solution.
The local neighborhood holds this church in high regard as a place to come together for community concerts, advent services, and Christmas specials. The church members are active caretakers of the facilities. They and other community members have contributed to the building renovations in both finances and labor. This is a group of people known to give above what their income would justify – in tithes, mission support, and special renovation giving. A series of weather-related issues has placed this body of believers in a situation where they need to ask the global body for financial assistance to replace the roof.
Hiring qualified roofers to replace the tile roof of the church is necessary. The historic church is a high building requiring professional accustomed to the roof type and height.
The new roof will assure concerts, advent services, and Christmas events used for evangelistic outreach will not be canceled because of rain and snow.