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A turning point for Sáránd

Sáránd, a village near Debrecen in eastern Hungary, is 800 years old! As a part of this week’s “village days” celebrations, a big all-day event will be taking place on the sports field today, Saturday, September 21. There will be cultural activities, food, kids’ programs, and lots of mixing and mingling of community members.

Several of our dear friends and national partners live in the village and have been working to plant a church there* – they invite us to pray with them for all who will visit the „Sárándi Baptist Good News tent” today. Pray that many spiritual conversations will take place and that the Lord will use this special event to draw people to Himself; intercede for encouragement and strength for our precious brother and sisters in Christ who long for a new church and are shining the light of the gospel in a place that has not been receptive in the past. May today be a spiritual turning point in the village of Sáránd!

*Note: this mission point is a work by and for nationals. We are very encouraged to see their faith in action and want to encourage them through our prayers!

Month of Prayer Day 31: Gary and Carolyn Miller

Photo of Gary and Carolyn MillerPray today for Gary and Carolyn Miller, IMB personnel based in the city of Debrecen. (Debrecen on Wikipedia)  Gary serves as Team Leader for the IMB Budapest Team and the Eastern Hungary Team, and Carolyn is the Team Prayer Coordinator.  Ask God to grant them His wisdom in ministry, as well as daily strength, health, and safety as they travel.

Current primary ministries that need your prayer are a church plant in the town of Berekfürdő in partnership with the Karcag Baptist Church, and the continuing development of a gardening outreach ministry, the “Master’s Gardeners” in Debrecen.  (Posts about the Berekfürdő church plant and the gardening program.)

Request the Millers’ prayer updates on the Eastern Hungary Team contact page

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 28: Trey and Denise Shaw

Family photo: Denise, Alexander, Bryan, Lily and Trey Shaw

Denise, Alexander, Bryan, Lily and Trey Shaw

Pray for IMB Budapest family Trey and Denise Shaw, Bryan, Alexander and Lily. Ask for good health, daily encouragement, wisdom and guidance in life and ministry, and that the Holy Spirit will move in a mighty way in their church planting ministry.  Pray for Bryan in the US in college, and for Alexander and Lily who will also soon be graduating from high school and going on to new things.

Visit the Agóra Gellert church plant on their website or Facebook page.   Contact the Shaws at agoragellert(at)gmail(dot)com or through the Heart for Hungary contact form.

Month of Prayer Day 26: Tiszafüred Church Plant

Sign on the corner of building where Tiszafurd church plant meets

“Baptist Prayer Room” sign with meeting times — this was on the building at the time we were helping lead the group

Today’s prayer request is for the Tiszafüred church plant, a part of the Karcag Baptist church circle in eastern Hungary.  As you pray for this small group, now led entirely by nationals, ask for continued growth both in numbers and in spiritual growth.  Ask the Lord to strengthen them and guide them in how to reach out to their families and community with the love of Christ.

Tiszafüred on Wikipedia

Blog posts about Tiszafüred