Embrace foundation (non-profit) was founded in 2011. In 2015 Michel and
Janet van Boxtel moved to Hungary as missionaries to fully dedicate
their lives to what God called them to do.
Loving the unloved and making visible the unseen, serving with passion
and unconditional love among the very poorest of Hungary.
In Budapest, homeless people are visited every week, on the street, in
shelters and, if necessary, in hospital.
Food packages, blankets, clothing, etc. are distributed. Help is offered
in finding a shelter or drug addiction program if people want to take
In 2017 Koral Church was started, a congregation where the homeless,
poor and lonely from the neighborhood come together every Sunday.
Everyone receives a warm welcome with coffee, tea and sandwiches after
the service. People's lives change visibly by hearing God's word, prayer
and worship as well as receiving unconditional love.
Visitors say: We can come here as we are and are respected and loved,
seen and treated as a worthy person.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me
To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the
brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the
prison to those who are bound.
Next to the homeless ministry Embrace has several practical projects in
other villages in Hungary:
• A winter wood program
• Repairing houses
• Mission trips for groups
Additionally, Michel and Janet work together with other missionaries and volunteers.
Please consider supporting us financially and with your prayers so that
we will be able to continue reaching out to those in need and sharing
Michel & Janet