Hathcocks’ prayer update excerpts

Family and Friends,

God continues to remind me that He is directing our paths and He is in charge of arranging divine appointments. It is amazing to me how our paths cross with other people’s and how statistically impossible it would be unless God arranged it. The girls and I were on our way to the mall and while we were walking to the train station we met a neighborhood friend “M” who many of you have prayed for and God continues to work in her life. Also when we finally arrived at the train station to get on a tram, we entered the tram and were looking for a place to validate our tickets when we met another dear friend “Z” who was only in town for a short time. Many of you have also prayed for her as well. Wow! God is amazing.

This week Darrel has been meeting with a language teacher/partner and continues to progress with language and culture and just going out and talking with people. We are thankful for how God has sent just the right person to help and encourage him.  I attended a Hungarian women’s conference this Saturday and listened, worshiped, and spoke a little in Hungarian with some ladies who were kind and patient. I could see how God was giving me the ability to understand, and I am so thankful.

After church, we ventured out to a new Middle Eastern restaurant that started while we were gone and met one of the chefs who was from Jordan. As Arabic music/videos were playing, we sat down to eat, prayed, and enjoyed our meal. I will just say that they have the best hummus!

Students keep asking us when we will do Bible study, coffee house, etc. but we continue to learn language and wait upon the Lord. It would be easy to just jump in there and do things, but we really want to follow the Lord’s leading and to walk in the paths that He has prepared for us. We are thankful for every seed we get to plant and every person we get to encourage in the Lord.

I Cor. 3:6 (Paul) “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.”

Ps. 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain.”

Please continue to pray for:

  • “M,” that God would give us more time to continue our conversation with her about spiritual things and that she would see her need for God.
  • “Z” as she prepares to be married, finishes school, and works, that God would continue to stir in her heart His desires.
  • There seems to be a growing Middle Eastern population in Debrecen, pray that God would soften their hearts.
  • God would continue to arrange our meetings with students and that we would obey His Spirit as He directs our paths each day.
  • Our priority would be to know Jesus better each day and to balance our language studies and ministry.
  • Our girls would see how God is providing for their needs and that He would send just the right friends.

To God be the Glory,