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Hungarian communities in France

The need is great for evangelism and church planting among ethnic Hungarians in France.  The IMB Research Team shares what they have learned and asks, “Will You Be Part of Reaching this Group?”  [Click on the image below to download the flyer as a PDF.]

IMB Research Team flyer: Hungarians in France

Celebrate with IMB: 175 years of continuous ministry

175 DAYS OF PRAYER: May 11 – November 29, 2020

CELEBRATE 175 years of continuous ministry by joining us in 175 Days of Prayer. Each day will feature one request and can be sent to you as a push notification from the IMB Pray app (iOs / Android), accessed at imb.org/pray, the Pray Daily newsletter, or seen through IMB social media (FacebookTwitter or Instagram).

Please register your intent to participate at imb.org/175-days-of-prayer.

REJOICE over what God has done and continues to do as we INTERCEDE for missionaries, the ministry, and for the nations.

Also visit the history of the IMB on our  timeline at imb.org/175/.

Covid-19 impact: IMB financial update

To all faithful supporters of IMB missions in Hungary and around the world: We are so very grateful for how you continually team with us for the sake of the Gospel through your prayers, through your financial gifts, and for how many of you have come to serve with us as volunteers on the field.  We want to keep you updated on the reality of the current situation – below is a letter from IMB President Paul Chitwood:

We are incredibly grateful to steward the sacrificial investment that SBs have been making in getting the Good News to the nations for 175 years. A growth in giving through the CP and LMCO leading into March of 2020 has enabled the Company to enter into the storm of this pandemic from a strong financial position.

The impact of Covid-19, however, upon local SB fellowships — and, thus, the impact upon the Company — is quickly becoming evident. Our revenue totals for March and April have dipped $2million below budget. Moreover, we have made a significant investment in evacuating and relocating overseas personnel from certain places around the globe for a host of reasons related to the pandemic. These were unbudgeted expenses that are coming in at about $2 million. That amount includes getting our personnel back to the field or, in some cases, getting them established in new places. Some of our personnel were required to leave everything behind and will need to start life anew in another harvest field.

We are accounting for this combined negative impact of $4 million by cuts to spending and a hiring freeze for most stateside staff positions. Because of the past generosity of SBs, we are in a solid financial position, but we will need help staying there. So we are appealing to any faithful givers to make an additional gift through the LMCO right now as an investment in caring for M’s and ensuring that the witness to the Good News among the nations is not interrupted. Every gift through the LMCO is dedicated to SB Ms on the field.

We also believe that just as our Master prayed fervently, the prayers of SBs undergird our mission efforts. Each M faces unique challenges, and those challenges are compounded during this unexpected time. Will you ask the Father now for opportunities for advance during this pandemic?

M’s are eternally essential workers, and their witness is needed more in the midst of this pandemic than ever before. Our continued work relies on SBs rallying together now through giving and pr*ying. Thank you for committing to meeting these needs.

Blessings,

Paul

IMB News – Coronavirus Response: Praying through the crisis

“For 175 years — through famine, war, global pandemics and civil unrest — Southern Baptist missionaries have maintained an uninterrupted witness among the nations. This could not have happened apart from the grace of God and the prayers of His people.

As all of us face the worldwide struggle caused by the COVID-19 virus, this generation of IMB missionaries asks for your prayers as they share the hope of Jesus Christ with those living in fear and despair…”

Read more and download prayer guide at imb.org

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.”  John 14:27