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Bakers in Hungary: April 1 update from Budapest

Budapest has heart shaped lights shining through the building windows to show support to those involved in Medical Service.

From the Bakers in Budapest:

We have been able to spend time talking to people, listening and praying with them. Many have lost their income. Some just want to talk and share their difficult experiences. We have an opportunity to point them to God and encourage them with truth.

  • Pray that internet Bible study groups would start, and book clubs, reading books and meeting on line to talk about them as we read.
  • Pray for a men’s online Bible study group to start next week, and that the people invited will join, and that God would add to the group.

We are thinking of everyone back home and here abroad. We hope all are doing well. May God bless you with His Love and His Peace during this time and always!

Monte Baker
April 1, 2020

Bible study goes online

Lots of changes are happening in life and ministry in Hungary as people deal with the current situation. But ministry goes on, and the Lord is still working!  An IMB worker based in Hungary writes,

“The home Bible study with an elderly couple has moved to an online format where the scripture verses from our local church are discussed. Pray that God would use his word to bring about full obedience to him.”

Bakers in Hungary: people starting to take this seriously

For those who were wondering more about the situation here, schools, clubs, sports, etc. closed March 16. Large groups are banned from meeting but some small church groups are still meeting. Most people are working from home. Stores and restaurants are still open with limited hours. Public transportation is still operating but they are cleaning everything, even the paper money is being quarantined and cleaned by the Hungarian bank. No one is required to wear a mask or gloves, and people are still allowed outside. Hand sanitizer is out of stock, masks are for sale at the pharmacy, and there is plenty of toilet paper. We chose to start self-quarantine March 12 because of possible exposure. There was a panic rush at the stores last week with many items running out of stock – mostly the fresh meat! The border is closed to foreigners, and we will not be going anywhere for awhile. Hungary’s rate of infection is still very low, but wide-spread testing isn’t being done. I think people are getting over the shock and are starting to take this seriously.

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Pray for Hungary! 

April Baker
March 21, 2020

Month of Prayer Day 10: City-to-City Church Planting Incubator

Pray with us today for the Budapest City-to-City church planting incubator, which provides training and encouragement to church planters. (The Hungarian-language site for those who can read it: http://citytocity.huTrey Shaw of the IMB Budapest Team had the opportunity and challenge of being the only non-Hungarian teacher involved so far in Hungary.  Today the 1st 2-year class is celebrating its completion and looking forward to a new class beginning in September.

  • Give God praise for the training that took place these last two years, and the impact it has been having on Kingdom work in Hungary.
  • Pray for wisdom as new participants are being selected for the next class.

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