Salt and Light – May 6

Greetings from Debrecen,

Summer has arrived! Turkey festival has arrived and today is Hungarian mothers day! We are thankful for the nice sunny weather and the approaching end of the school year. We continue to press on with school and discerning the things that God would have us do. We are thankful for an opportunity to talk with a young lady today and give her a book of John. She was very open! Yesterday at the English worship “A” (Iranian) came! Yeah! Darrel was able to give a ride to one of his former students from Israel who is also friends with “G,” who said that Darrel’s class had been one of his best electives. Thanking God for encouragement and seeds planted. Darrel was also out at the Hortobagy with his language partner and they had the opportunity to share with a vendor and to later give them Bibles. They were so interested in being able to have and read a Bible.

Please continue to pray:

  • “E,” the lady that we met today, that God’s Word would speak to her heart about where she is spiritually and that she would put her faith in Jesus.
  • Against distractions so that “A” and Denes can meet for a time of discipleship. That “A” would have a deep hunger for God’s Word and to know Jesus.
  • There is a group of people praying together about the possibility of starting a church in Debrecen. Pray that God would direct their hearts to His plan, timing, and their involvement in doing this. The enemy would not discourage or distract them.
  • Sophia as she works hard to finish school that she would not be discouraged and that God would give her strength!
  • “I” and her partner (from the Hortobagy) to read God’s word and realize their need for forgiveness and a relationship with God.
  • We would be faithful and obedient to the things that God asks us to do.

Thank you so much for praying!

One of His servants,
Kimberly Hathcock

 

Salt and Light – April 29

Greetings from Debrecen,

We are so thankful for your faithfulness to pray for us and those whom God has brought into our lives. God continues to sustain us as we seek Him. The girls are making progress in school but please continue to pray for Sophia. I was able to visit with my friend “M,” and her daughter is doing well after being bitten by our neighbors’ dogs. God has still given her an openness. The job that she was suppose to get fell through. We had a successful trip to the immigration office and it was not so long. We had a great visit with “G” and her dad. One of our students asked me to come and hear her present her thesis in English. The world of academics and the brilliant young minds that are being shaped and formed during this time at the university reminds me of how important it is to reach these students with the gospel and the impact that they can have in this world.

Please continue to pray:

  • God’s continued work in the life of our friend “G” and her family.
  • “I,” the student I heard give her presentation, that she would be encouraged and realize how much she needs the Lord to help her and give her peace.
  • We need clear direction in our daily lives as well as for the future. We would have the ability to trust God with what we cannot see.
  • This Saturday will be English worship at the university, pray that God will draw the people he wants there to come.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

One of His servants,

Kimberly Hathcock

P.S. They still have not been able to locate the MK who is missing. Keep praying!

 

May Month of Prayer for Eastern Hungary

From Gary & Carolyn Miller at The Debrecen Duo

“Kalocsai flowers 3” by MexCraziness, deviantart.com  

Wow, what happened to this last year? Incredible as it seems, May is already peaking around the corner at us…which means it’s time to get ready for our 16th annual 31 Days of Prayer for Eastern Hungary!

Please join in by downloading your very own copy of the May prayer calendar and praying each day for people, places & ministries in eastern Hungary.  Every person and place on the calendar is very dear to us—a part of our life—and we would love to have you pray for them and maybe sometime come visit and get to know them yourself.  (We love volunteer mission teams!)   Feel free to copy the calendar to share with your church, Sunday school class, or prayer group…some churches use it as a bulletin insert, which we really appreciate.

Download the calendar as a PDF in color or black and white

Thank you very much for praying with us — prayer is foundational to the missionary task, as well as an awesome way to join in to what God is doing around the world!

Salt and Light – April 22

Greetings from Debrecen,

Thank you for praying for the M.K. who has gone missing, they still have not been able to locate him nor have they had any contact with him. Keep praying for him and especially for the family. I will update you whenever I get any information.

This was a heavy week for us but we are thankful for the people that God has brought into our lives to encourage us. This weekend we have had several opportunities to speak into the lives of some students. We also had a gulyas party and enjoyed spending time with our friends and some new people.

Please continue to pray:

  • Many of you may have seen some of the protests in Hungary in the news. We have not seen anything in Debrecen but there are a lot of people in Budapest which is 2-3 hours from us. Pray that truth and justice will be accomplished and that it would be peaceful.
  • God gave us the opportunity to speak about spiritual things with “G.” Pray that she will think about what she believes about God and be open to the possibility of becoming a Christian. We will have the opportunity to spend time with her and her father this week.
  • “R,” a young lady from the states who is teaching English in Debrecen. We have recently become acquainted with her and we are not sure about her beliefs about God. Pray that she will have a desire to know God.
  • It’s a high-stress time for the medical students as they begin to study for their finals. The students who are believers would depend on God and receive His peace and blessings. The unbelieving students would realize their need for God not just during times of stress but would be open to the possibility of a personal relationship.
  • Arianna is experiencing the stress of school ending and the beginning of finals. Pray for God’s protection, peace and strength for her. She is also planning on going with her church to Boston in May.
  • “M,” whom I have been sharing with – her daughter was bitten by our neighbors’ dogs. Please pray that this would not ruin any opportunities that I have to share with her and that her daughter would heal quickly. Also that our neighbors would take care of their dogs in a timely manner before any more incidents happen.
  • Please pray for Darrel and me as we align/adjust our lives with God’s plan for us and His timing.

Thank you so much!

One of His servants,
Kimberly Hathcock

 

Monday update

From Gary & Carolyn Miller at The Debrecen Duo

Praise God, the protests over the weekend did stay peaceful! We’re very thankful that although large crowds did gather, things did not get out of hand.  Organizers say that protests will continue, so please keep praying for the nation of Hungary.  Ask that God will use this somehow to His glory…He is wonderfully able to do that.