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Salt and Light – April 22

Greetings from Debrecen,

Thank you for praying for the M.K. who has gone missing, they still have not been able to locate him nor have they had any contact with him. Keep praying for him and especially for the family. I will update you whenever I get any information.

This was a heavy week for us but we are thankful for the people that God has brought into our lives to encourage us. This weekend we have had several opportunities to speak into the lives of some students. We also had a gulyas party and enjoyed spending time with our friends and some new people.

Please continue to pray:

  • Many of you may have seen some of the protests in Hungary in the news. We have not seen anything in Debrecen but there are a lot of people in Budapest which is 2-3 hours from us. Pray that truth and justice will be accomplished and that it would be peaceful.
  • God gave us the opportunity to speak about spiritual things with “G.” Pray that she will think about what she believes about God and be open to the possibility of becoming a Christian. We will have the opportunity to spend time with her and her father this week.
  • “R,” a young lady from the states who is teaching English in Debrecen. We have recently become acquainted with her and we are not sure about her beliefs about God. Pray that she will have a desire to know God.
  • It’s a high-stress time for the medical students as they begin to study for their finals. The students who are believers would depend on God and receive His peace and blessings. The unbelieving students would realize their need for God not just during times of stress but would be open to the possibility of a personal relationship.
  • Arianna is experiencing the stress of school ending and the beginning of finals. Pray for God’s protection, peace and strength for her. She is also planning on going with her church to Boston in May.
  • “M,” whom I have been sharing with – her daughter was bitten by our neighbors’ dogs. Please pray that this would not ruin any opportunities that I have to share with her and that her daughter would heal quickly. Also that our neighbors would take care of their dogs in a timely manner before any more incidents happen.
  • Please pray for Darrel and me as we align/adjust our lives with God’s plan for us and His timing.

Thank you so much!

One of His servants,
Kimberly Hathcock

 

Monday update

Praise God, the protests over the weekend did stay peaceful! We’re very thankful that although large crowds did gather, things did not get out of hand.  Organizers say that protests will continue, so please keep praying for the nation of Hungary.  Ask that God will use this somehow to His glory…He is wonderfully able to do that.

Prayer needed for Hungary today

Our adopted country is in a very unsettling time, and we ask that you pray with us.  Mass protests are planned for today in Budapest and in other cities across the country:

https://budapestbeacon.com/we-are-the-majority-protest-to-take-place-saturday/amp/
https://bbj.hu/politics/anti-fidesz-protest-planned-in-hungary-europe-on-saturday_147995

As you pray, please ask that God will move in the hearts of the people and that protests will remain non-violent.

Salt and Light – April 7

Greetings from Debrecen,

God is faithful and His work continues. Thanking God for a group that meets for English worship, community and encouragement. God is providing for Arianna by giving her the opportunity to serve as an RA. I am in awe of how God has provided for her to attend University. We are thankful for the opportunity to spend the day with “K” and other family members who are not believers. God has still given us favor in the lives of our lost friends “D,” “G,” “J,” and “K.”

Please pray for:

  • This Sunday the Hungarian people will elect a new prime minister and seats in the Hungarian National Assembly. Pray for a peaceful election and that people will vote and accept the results of the election.
  • The time we will spend with “K” and family. We would share the love of Christ and the Good News with them
  • “D’s” heart would be open to God, he is kind of discouraged right now.
  • Sophia would be able to get caught up in school without being stressed.
  • God would put His desires in Abigail’s heart for the things that He would like for her to do after she graduates from high school next year.
  • God would give us the courage to walk by faith and not by sight.

Thank you so much for praying for us!

One of His servants,
Kimberly Hathcock

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer!  Romans 12:12

 

Month of prayer – Day 24, denominational leaders

Today our prayer request is for denominational leaders as they guide the churches’ missions and outreach. Pray for wisdom and strength for them as they move boldly forward in training, encouraging, and setting a strong biblical example of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

As you pray, lift up in particular the President of the Hungarian Baptist Union, János Papp [Yaː’-nōsh Pŏp]; the General Secretary, Kornél Mészáros [kor’-neːl meː’-saː-rōsh]; and the Director of Missions, István Durkó [ēsht’-vŏn dur’-kō].  

European Baptist Federation photo taken at the Baptist Union of Hungary’s Annual General Meeting in Budapest on April 23rd, 2016:  http://www.ebf.org/hungarian-baptists-re-elect-their-president-and-general-secretary

More photos of the meeting on the Hungarian Baptist Union’s website: http://www.baptist.hu/mbe-valaszto-kozgyulese-ujpesten/