Salt and Light – December 10

From IMB Team Hungary Updates

Greetings from Debrecen.

God has a plan! So glad! Thankful that Darrel’s exam is over and the results are in the Lord’s hands. It will be another month before we get the results. We are excited about having Arianna with us for Christmas! We are blessed! We had the opportunity to worship in a school where the teachers and other workers from several different schools gathered for the first time. A friend of ours was preaching and a lot of people accepted Christ. It was exciting to see God at work!

Please pray:

  • Peace in Israel–the city of Jerusalem and the people who live in Israel have become dear to us, so we ask for a miracle that only God can arrange in His way and His timing. 
  •  University students taking exams, that the stress and pressure would cause them to seek and depend on God and that He would bless those who trust in Him. 
  •  God would give Abigail and Sophia the ability to learn the subjects that are hard and to get caught up with their classes. They would not stress out but trust the Lord to help them. 
  • God would prepare Arianna’s heart as she gets ready to go to Southeast Asia. 
  • Wisdom and discernment to see God’s plan for us and that we would be faithful to love and serve those whom God has sent to us. 

Thank you so much for praying!

One of His servants,

Kimberly Hathcock

2017 Lottie Moon Week of Prayer for International Missions

From Gary & Carolyn Miller at The Debrecen Duo

The Week of Prayer for International Missions began yesterday, but you can join in!  See the IMB website for each day’s link to a story, video, and photos. Missions comes alive as you hear how the Lord is working among the peoples of the world.

Thank you for praying, for giving, for sharing God’s Story with those around you right where you live!

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find through the IMB website link mentioned above….

Day 2 Week of Prayer – Muslims of Russia from IMB on Vimeo.

Salt and Light – December 3

From IMB Team Hungary Updates

Greetings from Debrecen,

It is so encouraging to see God at work in the lives of those around us. Our friend who took his medical exam in Israel told us that he passed and also received a really good mark. We continue to pray that he would see how God not Allah has answered our prayers. Also it looks like the new family that arrived last week are hoping to settle on a house on Tuesday. Darrel will finish up his last week of full-time language and take his exam on Friday.

Please continue to pray:

  • Our friend will take the second part of his medical exam on December 25th in Israel. Keep praying for him.
  • God continues to give me opportunities to talk with “M.” She asked me to pray that she would get a job at the University. Pray that God would grant her favor with the University, that she will be offered a job, and that she would see God’s hand in it.
  • Darrel’s exam will go well and that it will accurately reflect his ability to speak Hungarian.
  • The University students continue to prepare for exams and to finish their practice time. In Hungary, students have several months to finish exams and they can take them multiple times. Their exams are pretty comprehensive and they can contain both written and oral components. The next few months will be stressful for them.
  • “J” came to English worship; pray that the words spoken about God would penetrate his heart and that he would just trust in Jesus.
  • Wisdom and courage for us to follow God and His direction.

Thank you so much for praying for us!

One of His servants,
Kimberly Hathcock

Living everyday life with purpose

From Gary & Carolyn Miller at The Debrecen Duo

Carolyn, back from the store with her rolling shopping bag

Everyday life happens here on the field as it does no matter where you live.  Meals must be cooked, the house cleaned, the clothes washed, the bills paid–which entails a trip to stand in line at the post office–and groceries must be bought.  Lift us up, that as we go about the more mundane things of life we will remember to do it as unto the Lord, with a thankful heart and always watching for opportunities to share Whose we are. 

Many of my (Carolyn’s) opportunities to share my faith these days come as I go to the grocery store, so I need to go with that in mind; I mustn’t be in too much of a rush to stop and visit with neighbors or with those I meet at the store.  Pray that I will be patient and purposeful, and that the Lord will give me the words that will speak Hope to someone’s heart.

“As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’”  Matthew 10:7 (NIV)

Salt and Light – November 26

From IMB Team Hungary Updates

Greetings from Debrecen,

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for your prayers! God did an amazing work during our Thanksgiving celebration. I love the way He brings just the right people and how he connects them for His purposes and the encouragement that results from our fellowship with other believers. God’s ways are higher than our ways!

Sophia is making progress with school!  God continues to give me opportunities to influence “M.” Many of the University students are finishing up classes and preparing for their final exams. God continues to give Hungarian Baptists freedom and influence in the public schools. A new family is coming to work in one of the schools supported by the main Baptist church in town.

Please pray:

  • The Good family as they move this week to Debrecen that God would provide just the right place for them to live. They would have peace as they travel and that they would see God’s hand providing for them as they get settled.
  • The girls would be diligent as they study and have courage and peace at they tackle difficult subjects.
  • That Debrecen, Hungary would see the manifestation of the glory of  God!
  • University students as they prepare for exams that they would realize their need for God and how they can depend on Him.
  • Wisdom and strength for Joseph Steiner and his family as they lead Hungarian Baptist Aid and the opportunities God gives them to influence the lives of Hungarians and others.
  • Courage and strength for us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

Thank you!

One of His servants,
Kimberly Hathcock