Archive for Debrecen

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 15: Gardening Outreach Training

Today’s prayer request is for the gardening outreach training group in Debrecen.  Patterned loosely after the US Master Gardener program, it’s being developed to work through local churches rather than state universities.  In addition to training laymen in the art and science of horticulture in order to become community volunteer “master gardeners,” the Hungarian program also includes evangelism and discipleship training.  As “the Master’s Gardeners” volunteer in their communities and among their neighbors, they will be equipped to use gardening and nature topics to “bridge” conversations to the gospel.  Spending time together in nature and gardening lead very easily into discussions about the Creator of it all!

Now in its second year of development, the current group is meeting twice monthly at Debrecen Baptist Church and is taught by Hungarian university teachers, research scientists, and gardening industry specialists; the evangelism component is taught by IMB worker Gary Miller.  The creation of the Hungarian manual for the program is now in progress to keep future classes on-target with high-quality academic articles as well as guidance for keeping the program’s purpose and missional vision in focus.

  • Praise God for the program’s development so far and for all those who have been helping: US advisor Dr. Curtis Smith, the Hungarian teachers and trainees, and the new Hungarian program coordinator, “Miss Judy.”
  • Pray for the continued development and spread of the program to other communities, and for the translation and creation of the program manual.

Past posts about the gardening program

 

Month of Prayer Day 6: Debrecen Baptist English ministries

Bible in Hungarian and English

Bible in Hungarian & English

Today we ask that you pray for Debrecen Baptist Church English ministries, including new English-language Bible studies scheduled for 1st & 3rd Mondays STARTING TODAY, May 6. (English Bible Study on Facebook). We’re very thankful for these new ministries, as there are a lot of English-speaking people in the city…this is a university town with students from all corners of the globe, and English is the common language.  The number of international industries opening up here is also growing, which brings in people from many other countries.

Pray for the Hungarian believers from Debrecen Baptist who are serving in the English-language ministries; also for our friends Jon and Amanda Good and their beautiful family, who are partnering with Debrecen Baptist Church and Hungarian Baptist Aid, and are very involved in the English-language work. (The Goods on Facebook)

Debrecen Baptist Church’s website is in Hungarian, but you can view photo albums at http://www.dbgy.hu/egyebek/keptar by choosing the various folders listed.  There are also a lot of photos and videos on their Facebook page.

  • Lift up the Bible studies and other English-language ministries, that Gospel impact will be had on those touched by them, and that many will be drawn to Christ.
  • English-speaking people in Hungary are a very mobile group, so pray that as they travel and perhaps return to their home countries they will carry the Good News with them.

 

Month of Prayer Day 1: TS Support Group & Debrecen concert

We’re starting off this month of prayer with a double prayer request – lots going on today!

The Turner Syndrome Support group is meeting today in one of Budapest’s beautiful parks. Pray relaxed conversations will lead to shared testimonies and the gospel. Also pray that rainy weather won’t hinder what needs to happen during this get-together.

The Singing Men of Texas will be presenting the first of their 10 concerts of this tour in Debrecen today, the music being followed by a simple, gospel-centered message from international evangelist Michael Gott.   Pray that the Lord will refresh the team after their long flights and help them to adjust quickly so that they can serve with joy and strength; intercede that local believers will bring their lost friends and follow up with them over the days to come.

More about the concert tour

English Bible studies to begin

There’s an exciting development in the Debrecen area!  Debrecen Baptist Church will soon be providing English Bible studies twice a month.  There are quite a few people who speak English since this is a university town with a lot of international students, and there are also some pretty big industries here. Hungarians who want to improve their language skills will also be interested.

Debrecen Baptist Church and partnering workers are sponsoring English-language Bible studies every 1st and 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm, beginning May 6.  For those who use Facebook, learn more on the English Bible study page.

We aren’t personally serving in this new ministry but definitely want to raise awareness and prayer for it!  When our own work schedules allow we look forward to taking part and helping however we can.

Pray that the Bible studies will be a blessing to both believers and to seekers, and that the Word will impact lives and draw people to the Lord. Lift up those who are organizing and serving in the ministry, including national believers from Debrecen Baptist, Jon & Amanda Good (Global Servants to Hungary with American Baptist International Ministries), and others.

“…So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)