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Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed

How much more can a person handle when it seems no matter how hard they try, they are continually smacked in the face by life?

“J” is a believer and wants to serve God and be on mission to those around him, but he is finding basic survival difficult–he is trying to look to the Lord for his strength and hope but needs your prayers. This friend has been in a very difficult place in life for years now.  Recently he got a new job with much better salary and conditions, and it seemed that finally things could better…then one thing after another have started to hit him from every side.  His young daughter’s medical condition has returned, and doctors say she needs another very expensive treatment that isn’t covered on national insurance; he is working too many jobs and ruining his health; his bicycle, which he counts on for transportation to and from his jobs, was stolen in broad daylight along with things he had in the new “saddlebags” he had invested in; now something has arisen at the new job that doesn’t look good for him.

Pray for wisdom and continued spiritual growth for him, that the truth will come to light at work and that he will not lose that position, that he will be able to moderate his lifestyle to a much healthier balance (including time to sleep!), and that the Lord will provide for his and his family’s needs. Ask that God will provide healing for his daughter, whether through the special medical treatment or through outright healing of the condition. Through all this, pray that the Lord will comfort and strengthen him, using this in his life as a testimony of who Christ is – may the lost family and friends looking on see Jesus in him and know that they can trust their lives to the Savior.

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”   2 Corinthians 4:8-10 (NIV)
 

Mr. and Mrs. G ask for prayer

I just got off the phone from a very sad conversation with a friend.  She and her husband ask for prayer that they will hear from the Lord soon in what to do next, and that He will provide jobs for them that pay enough to cover rent, food, and basic necessities. They moved here not long ago from a neighboring country, believing that it was a calling from God and that He would use them to further His Kingdom through their lives. Now they are wondering what His plan is and are not able to maintain things as they are while they wait for direction.  They are both educated and very hard-working, able people, but just can’t find jobs that they can live on.  She has been doing some housecleaning for someone but they can’t go on this way.  She said they are willing to stay here or go to another country, but she’s aware that many times jobs you find on the Internet are scams and dangerous situations.

Please pray for this precious brother and sister, that the Lord will strengthen them and lead them in the way He would have them go; ask that He will soon show them what steps to take next and that He will provide for their needs.  May He bring them through this time of difficulty to a place of joy, somehow using it to His glory and their good.

Salt and Light – April 15

Greetings from Debrecen,

God is faithful! I love the Hebrew culture and how they take the time to remember the faithfulness of God by sharing stories in the Bible and through their holidays. It reminded me of how quickly I often forget the times that God has been faithful. I have been convicted about writing these things down and the stories of His faithfulness to remind myself and family that when times are difficult God is faithful. We have the Bible which is full of them, but it is good to be reminded of it in our lives.

Last week we had a good visit to the Tomato farm and God gave Darrel an opportunity to talk with our friend “K” about spiritual things. We also had the opportunity to help out a nearby camp called Dorcas that hosts different camps this summer, including a camp for 310 down syndrome children. This is unheard of in Hungary! Darrel had the opportunity to preach at the International Church in Debrecen and it was such a blessed time. As I looked around, I saw people from Asia, Africa, India and Hungary all worshiping God. I think it is a small taste of what Heaven will be like.

Please continue to pray:

  • God will use Dorcas to be a place where people meet God and know how special they are, and for those who will be serving there this summer.
  • God would continue to open “K’s” heart to the possibility of a personal relationship with God.
  • God would speak to “J” in a dream and that it would cause him to know and trust God.
  • “A,” a student from Iran, has been delayed in his schooling and will be around for another year. Pray that he will grow in his relationship with God and that he would have a hunger for God’s word.
  • The University students as they begins exams and prepare for their finals.
  • A young boy at the Roma church gave his life to Jesus and another girl made her decision to follow Christ public last Tuesday. Pray that they will not be distracted from knowing Jesus and growing in their relationship with Him.
  • Sophia would have God’s peace and be able to get caught up in school.
  • We would have the courage to walk by faith and not by sight.

Thank you so much for your prayers,

One of His servants,
Kimberly Hathcock

 

Pray for family in crisis

A message came in today to the Turner Syndrome group from a new family where the woman is 13 weeks pregnant with their first child. The doctors suspect Turner Syndrome or Downs, and they said, “we are waiting, we are suffering and we are scared.”

Please pray for them and for this child, that the child would be wanted, no matter the test results.

We may never hear back from them about the results, but we pray they will take hold of the hope that is offered.

Bakers’ Prayer and Praises – September

Bakers in Budapest, Hungary.

Thank you for your partnership in Prayer.  It is so needed.

Dunakeszi Church Start

We had a group retreat in August in a village.  We had good fellowship, some time in the word, a 9 kilometer hike to an old castle, and gulyás soup cooked over a fire.

Please pray for the Dunakeszi Church to grow in discipleship and understanding of God’s specific purposes in Dunakeszi and the world.

Turner Syndrome group

We had a great Turner Syndrome meeting in August.  We had a TS young girl who for the first time meet other TS girls.  The gospel was shared with two people and four people invited us to meet with them privately later.

Pray for follow-up visits with 4 people. Please pray for opportunities to share the gospel clearly. Please pray for one family that has a TS girl and is expecting a Down Syndrome boy this year.  They invited us to meet in their home.  We want to share the gospel with them and walk alongside this family.

Housing

We have been looking for a about a year for housing and we found a possible house.  It is close to Dunakeszi where the church plant is and it is near a big high-rise apartment community. We will meet next week with the owner again and God willing we will agree on a contract and move in about 3 weeks. Pray for His will to be accomplished.

Neighbors

Pray that we will have a chance to speak to our neighbors and people in the community again before we might move. Pray for God to arrange appointments with people.

Other items:  April continues to home-school.  We still study Language.  Health and sickness can be a hinderance at times.

Thank you so much for being part of the work here.  There is nothing like being a part of God’s people.

He is faithful,

Monte and April + 4

“FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU…”  ISAIAH 41:10

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.