Salt and Light – August 20

Greetings from Debrecen,

Today is St. Stephen’s Day which is a very important holiday for Hungarians who celebrate the foundation of the Hungarian state and the coming of Christianity more than 1000 years ago. St. Stephen was the first king of Hungary who is known for converting the Magyar people to Christianity. The day is filled festivities which family and friends participate as well as a huge fireworks display at night.

Praising God because our books were released from customs on Monday! Thank you for praying! We also had a lot of opportunity to help our friend G move this week. We have been getting ready to start school on Monday.

Please continue to pray for us:

  • Good encouraging first day of school for the girls and I. Wisdom and patience to work out the glitches and that the girls would have a deep desire to learn and work with excellence.
  • Arianna will start her first week of classes as well. Pray for wisdom and discipline to balance her time. God has given her opportunities to serve in her church this year so pray that she would keep her eyes on Jesus and trust Him to provide for her in every area of her life.
  • As I think back on our time before STAS I am reminded that it is all His work and that He is an Amazing God! Pray that we will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and faithful to the opportunities that He gives us!
  • Darrel and I as we continue with our assignment to study the language. God would give us the ability to learn and speak Hungarian.
  • Our friend G who we helped move this week. God would give us favor and opportunities to share with her especially this year.
  • Our girls would be encouraged to see how God is answering their prayers and meeting their needs in the area of friends.

Thank you so much for your faithfulness to pray for us!

Kimberly Hathcock