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Salt and Light – April 1

He has Risen!

Greetings from Debrecen,

Hope you had a blessed day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We just finished our time of worship and many of you in the states will be beginning your worship services. My heart is burdened for the many lost people who will come to church today and hear how they can be forgiven of their sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus. May their hearts be open to receive this life-changing message.

We are thankful for your prayers and we had a good time away during our vacation. We continue to press on with language and school. We have had some opportunities to share the gospel with different people and we are so thankful when God gives us those moments. We have had people ask us about Easter and why is good Friday called good Friday, so we are thankful. So pray for the seeds that were planted.

Please continue to pray:

  • We would not miss any opportunity that God gives us to share the gospel with people.
  • God would show us who needs encouragement this week and how we might encourage them.
  • God continues to work in G’s life, so pray that she would believe that there even is a God; she just believes in a higher being.
  • God would give us the ability to trust Him for everything.

Thank you so much!

His servant,
Kimberly

 

Easter Sunday in Újléta

We pray that you all had a wonderful Easter celebration. We are so thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and His glorious resurrection!

Easter afternoon we were invited by our friend and national partner Eduárd to serve with him at the small Baptist church in Újléta, which is about a 45-minute drive from our home in Debrecen.  The people at the church are very wonderful and welcoming, and it is always a joy to be with them.  Gary preached about the question, “does the world see hope in us?”  People all around us are in such need of real hope, and our lives should be lived in such a way that they can see the hope of Christ in us even in hard times.  Living out the new life that He gives us allows us to have true joy and peace!  I am thankful.

Pray for the small group of believers in Újléta, that they would be encouraged to keep living out their faith and being a witness in their town.  They told me Sunday that it is very hard for them to see so few younger people interested in knowing the Lord and coming to church.  Some have even suggested they should close the church down.  Ask the Lord to break down walls of indifference in the community and draw people to Himself.

Hathcocks’ prayer update excerpts

Greetings from Springfield.

Thankful for the blessings our girls received this weekend! Thank you for praying for the youth. Thankful for the opportunity that God gave Darrel to meet with our dentist and neighbor for a time of discipleship. We had a lot of fun sharing with the WMU in Battlefield about what God is doing in Debrecen. Thankful for an MRI to see what is going on with my back. The medical system in the U.S. is different than overseas. We are thankful that you continue to pray for us and those who live in Debrecen.

Please continue to pray:

  • God would continue His work in the lives of students in Debrecen. They would hunger for God and to be burdened for the lost around them. They would share the Gospel boldly with love and encourage each other daily.
  • Easter in Hungary is similar to that in the states where many people who don’t normally come to church will come during this Easter celebration time. Pray that many will hear the Gospel and they would give their lives to Him.
  • Darrel as he meets with our dentist and neighbor, that he would encourage/challenge them to grow in their relationship with God.
  • G. a student from Israel, she would understand that Jesus is the Messiah and she can have a relationship with Him.
  • We would follow God day by day as He shows us the things that we are to do. Our hearts would be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and we would walk in obedience.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

One of His Servants,

Kimberly Hathcock

Hathcocks’ prayer update excerpts

Greetings from Debrecen!

So wonderful to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus — He is risen! Three simple words that mean so much!

Last night we had our first English worship time and we had so much fun gathering together and worshiping Him.  This week I thought maybe we would be literally blown away. We had very strong winds that blew relentlessly for several days. It seems quiet now after the busyness of the last couple of weeks. We are thankful for all that God has done and we stand amazed!

Please continue to pray:

  • For the Monday night discipleship time, that God would give us words of encouragement for those who come. Pray that they will grow in boldness in sharing their faith with others.
  • For God to give Darrel wisdom as he teaches; this week it will be over a character quality. Pray that the students’ hearts would be open to hearing about Jesus. There are many in his class who are from different religious backgrounds. Pray that they will see Jesus for who He really is and not what they have been taught. Only God can open and change their hearts.
  • For spiritual conversations at Coffee House on Thursday night.
  • That God would continue to give us wisdom and discernment as we meet with students this week. Darrel had a great conversation with “R,” and God is working in his life. He also talked with “D.” Pray for these young men, that they would give their lives to Jesus. Also that “J” would decide to surrender to God.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

Blessings,
Kimberly

Adams’ prayer update excerpts

Mike and I had a very good time in the States this month with our family and friends. We are grateful to those who let us use their vehicles to travel many, many miles in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia. Thank you for housing us at various times.

We got to help Papaw put a complicated puzzle together (it still is not completed), hear a beautiful hand bell choir directed by my sister-in-law, and finalize summer plans in Budapest with a partnering church. We spent time with Alexander during his spring break, went shopping with Rebecca, saw where Robert works on army helicopters, and lavished hugs and kisses on our grandchildren. This was our first time meeting our new granddaughter, Haley. I had a wonderful time talking with my mom (who likes bacon by the way 😉 , and being with my brothers. Spending the day in D.C. in the cold and wind, walking 12 miles around the city with our friends was also a good thing. Listening to Mike as he struck up conversations with waiters, people on the subway, and people at the airport, hoping to have those important spiritual talks, was a lesson in humility for me. It was a good trip.

We are grateful that we were able to meet with the students at the school before their spring break this month so we could share the Easter story.  Today when we arrived at the school, the English teachers surprised me with a bouquet of flowers for my birthday. Hence, the picture I sent. When we walked into one of our classes, the students sang Happy Birthday to me. I was overwhelmed. I was blessed also by birthday wishes from colleagues, and family and friends in the States as well. One of the happiest feelings we can have is to know we are loved, and I certainly feel that I am loved. God loved all of us so much that He even gave His son to die. Then God raised Jesus up. What a Resurrection Sunday! Pass the story and His love on to others you meet.

In His service, and for His glory,
Mike and Terry