Countdown to Bruce & Debbie Cobb’s arrival

Rejoice with us and pray for our newest team members, Bruce and Debbie Cobb, as they will be arriving in Budapest on Sunday, April 13, at 11:55 p.m. (Hungary time is CST +7).

After a time of orientation, the Cobbs will be using English Bible studies and relationship-building to reach out to international students in Debrecen.  This will complement the work of the Hathcocks, whose focus also includes the Hungarian-speaking students. We are excited and thankful that they will be spending the next three years with us, and we can’t wait to see what the Lord will do through them!

Pray that Bruce and Debbie’s transition to life in Hungary will go smoothly, and that even now God will be preparing the hearts of those that they will be ministering to. 

Here are some specific things you can pray for the Cobbs this week:

  • Pray for Debbie’s mom, Elaine Tice, who is recovering from surgery.  She had a cancerous tumor removed from her eyelid, and also had reconstruction to it.  In addition to the surgery, she is also recoving from pneumonia, so she is going through two major challenges right now.
  • Also lift up Debbie’s dad, Robert Tice, who has been dealing with a bad cold over the last couple of weeks, and has been caring for his wife after the surgery.
  • Pray for Bruce and Debbie’s entire family as they share this last week together prior to their departure to the field.  Pray with them that even with the health concerns, they will still be able to share wonderful family time together, and be able to say all that they want to say, do all that they want to do, and just have good good-byes together.  Debbie noted that good-byes are difficult for their family, as they are VERY close…they prefer to say, “till next time!”
  • Pray for Bruce and Debbie as they tie up all of the “loose ends,” that they will remember all that they need to do before leaving on the 12th, and that above all else, that they would remember to put the Lord first and foremost, and continually abide in Him!
  • Bruce and Debbie have been traveling, visiting with family and friends
    before departing for their three-year assignment in Hungary