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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Hungarians in New York

written by John Oostdyk

a happy exchange

Hungarians in New York
It was the fifth time already in fifteen years

Bridges continue to be build between West Chester PA and Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary

Now let's see. What is really important to know about this particular exchange. If it took place so often, how did that happen and what is the extra value of doing it so often? Who is that person in the front taking the selfie? Does she have anything to do with the frequency of these visits and the building of this bridge?


If we would just tell the story of Jackie Kennedy and Barbara Hohner, we have the whole of the bridge wrapped up in two people. Without this duo, the bridge would fall apart in no time at all.  So Jackie is the person in the middle and Barbara was just able to get her face on the selfie. She is on the far left bottom of the picture.

But we found a better picture of the two of them!


Let's tell their story someplace else because this is just a quick news article. For now we just want to tell you about a great experience the Hungarians had in the USA, starting in New York and ending in the Philadelhia area.

Here's what happened during their vist in the USA ..... in a nutshell:

 to be continued when we get the details from the USA!



Selected News

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    During their first concert back in Europe the Apirana Circuit Riders team met an inspired youth leader in a multi-cultural melting pot in the UK.

  • Pilgrimage to Scherpenheuvel

    Pilgrimage to Scherpenheuvel 16 June 2018

    Youth from the Bisdom of Antwerp and from Atlantic Bridge walk together on the road to Scherpenheuvel.


    wanted GUITARIST/SONG WRITER 08 April 2018

    We are looking for a young musician - preferably a guitarist/song-writer - to travel to schools in different countries in Europe as a type of Circuit Rider.

  • First Contact Team from Hermsdorf

    First Contact Team from Hermsdorf 26 October 2017

    A German First Contact Team travels 700 km to help build a new bridge  between their town of Hermsdorf and the Dutch town of Krabbendijke.

  • Hungarians in New York

    Hungarians in New York 31 August 2017

    Bridges continue to be build between West Chester PA and Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary

  • A great intern year it was!

    A great intern year it was! 30 August 2017

    What a great internship year we have had together! Let us tell you all about it on OUR BLOG!

  • YouthWork Factory

    YouthWork Factory 25 August 2017

    Together we search for ways to develop and improve our mission to, between and with young people!

  • The Journey to Dresden continues

    The Journey to Dresden continues 01 August 2017

    On October 9, 1989 many people gathered for prayer in the churches guarded by German soldiers. Alexander Neufeld explains what happened...