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New Hope trauma healing training

Too many around us suffer from the hidden scars of life traumas that have never been properly dealt with. The last week of June four national believers and two IMB Team Hungary couples, Gary & Carolyn Miller and Monte & April Baker, took part in a New Hope conference in Budapest.  During the four-day training we practiced techniques for working with trauma survivors to promote healing in a Bible-based, small-group setting.

We are so thankful for the training opportunity and pray that we  will be able to apply what we’ve learned in future small group ministry.

Intercede for trauma survivors in Hungary, that they will find healing and hope through the application of biblical truth in a loving environment. Ask that they will learn that no matter what has happened – or is happening – in their lives, they can trust the Father to walk through it with them and give them grace and healing.

The historic Baptist church in the Rákospalota neighborhood of Budapest kindly hosted the conference.  It was a blessing for the Millers to get to know the people there and to spend a good part of Sunday with them; Gary was asked to preach the Sunday morning sermon, and a family graciously invited us into their home for a wonderful meal and time of fellowship. In the photo of the pulpit and organ, note the Scripture verse carved on the front of the pulpit:  “The Word of God stands forever.” Pray for the dear brothers and sisters of the Rákospalotai Baptist church as they minister to those around them. (Visit their Hungarian-language church website to enjoy more photos.)

Month of Prayer Day 30: Békásmegyer

Today let’s pray for Békásmegyer, a neighborhood in Budapest’s District III.  Consisting of more than 40,000 people within 2 square miles, there is a real need for a church plant in the area.  IMB Budapest personnel Monte and April Baker and children recently moved to Békásmegyer with the goal of starting a group that will grow into a new church.  Békásmegyer on Wikipedia   /  Posts about Békásmegyer

  • Pray that God will open the doors for a church plant in Békásmegyer.
  • Intercede that the Bakers will find persons of peace that will help open up relationships in the area and national partners to serve alongside in a new ministry there.

Join the Baker family’s prayer team: Budapest Team contact form.

Month of Prayer Day 23: Relationship-building

Real, loving relationships are so important!

  • Pray today for all of our missionary families as we build new relationships in our communities and continue to strengthen old ones.
  • Ask that we will be good listeners and true friends, and that our language and cultural skills will keep growing so that we can be good neighbors and truly share life with those around us.
  • Pray that God will lead us to “persons of peace” in neighborhoods who will welcome us and the gospel witness we bring, willingly serving as a gateway relationship into their family, neighborhood, or community.

Learn more about “persons of peace”

Month of Prayer Day 17: Békásmegyer Alpha Group

Pray with us today for the Friday night youth Alpha group that’s meeting in Budapest’s Békásmegyer district. (Békásmegyer on Wikipedia)

  • Praise God for the young leaders of the group, for their willingness to serve the Lord and witness to their friends.
  • Ask the Lord to empower these teens and give them wisdom and the words to say; ask that the Holy Spirit will direct the conversations, speak to hearts, and draw the young group members into a saving relationship with Him.

Month of Prayer Day 16: Mercy Ministries

Please pray with us for Mercy Ministries work in Hungary. Multiple organizations and churches see the need to be more effective in reaching out to people and families with special needs.  Our goal is to partner with as many other believers as possible to help make this happen. We wish to do this primarily through personal relationships with like-minded Christians.

IMB Budapest Team members Monte and April Baker and family are currently serving in Mercy Ministries.  In addition to their own work, they are researching possibilities and discussing with various organizations how to best partner together in future work.

  • Pray for those across the nation who are hurting and need to experience God’s love in special ways, and for believers as they seek to minister to them.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…”  Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)