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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/

May month of prayer coming soon

The 14th annual “31 Days of Prayer for Eastern Hungary” begins in just a few days!

Join us throughout the month of May in targeted, strategic prayer for the people of eastern Hungary. The prayer calendar is available as a PDF download. Feel free to copy and share it or use it as a bulletin insert.

Thank you for praying with us.

Hathcocks’ prayer update excerpts

Greetings from Springfield!

It seems like forever since I have last written. We are thankful for safe travel visiting family, Richmond, and Kansas City. We were greatly encouraged by our time in Richmond during the debriefing that we had with IMB. Thankful to hear from David Platt and the things that are evolving. We also enjoyed hearing from other missionaries about what God is doing in other parts of the world. Our girls were blessed to be with other MK’s who get who they are because of their similar experiences.

God is good! We have enjoyed speaking with some sweet kids from our church and with the WMU. We so appreciate the prayers, support and encouragement from these godly women. It is exciting to hear about how God is working in people’s hearts. This week we will continue with school and finish up some doctor’s appointments.

We will head out again next weekend for Florida so I am not sure what kind of connection we will have as we are traveling. As we have been sharing, I am reminded of the people in Hungary that we can be praying for.

Please continue to pray:

  • J as God continues to speak to his heart that he would respond obediently and completely surrender his life.
  • M, a young lady of another religion, that she would continue to respond to God as He reveals Himself to her.
  • God would continue to give the IMB leadership wisdom as they seek God and His direction.
  • The missionaries that are retiring who are waiting on God to show them what to do next. They would have peace and clear direction from God. They would be encouraged!
  • D, K, M, A, I, Z, and others who do not yet know Jesus, that their hearts would be responsive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
  • Our friend and GCC partner, Alyssa, who had her baby last week! God would give her peace, strength and wisdom as a new mother. Also for her husband Denes as he finishes seminary and trusts God for wisdom and direction.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

One of God’s servants,

Kimberly

Brown family newsletter August 2015

Dear Friends and Family,

We are witnessing one of the largest refugee movements Europe has seen since World War II. Governments and politicians are seeking solutions to this crisis, but there is no agreement as to what should be done beyond providing humanitarian assistance and granting asylum. As you have probably seen in the media, Hungary is in the eye of the storm as they attempt to secure their border with Serbia and register all immigrants entering the European Union, which is understood in the Schengen Agreement.

While governments and politicians work through issues and solutions, there are ordinary citizens — especially believers and churches — who are greeting refugees as they enter cities and congregate at transit service centers, train stations and parks with bottles of water, food, toiletries, medical services, clothes, diapers, etc.

If anyone is interested in serving and caring for refugees coming through Budapest, we’ll be glad to talk and explore ways to serve. Gary Miller, our team strategy leader, can also be contacted; Gary has contacts with various groups and agencies working with refugees coming through Hungary. Contact Gary through the contact form on the Heart for Hungary webpage. 

Baptist Global Response is helping refugees displaced by the Syria conflict; you can learn more at: https://gobgr.org/news/news_detail/help-and-hope-for-syrian-refugees

Please pray for the refugee crisis, for European governments and peoples to respond with compassion and understanding. Pray for wisdom and discernment in knowing the best ways to help asylum seekers and how to resolve the causes of this massive migration.

Moreover, this is a huge opportunity for the gospel to be shared among people who may not have had access to it before. Pray that churches and believers will lovingly serve and care for refugees in the name of Christ and intentionally, boldly, clearly tell the gospel and invite refugees to believe, repent and follow Jesus.

Attached is our family’s newsletter for August. (Download here.) Please forward and share with your church, Sunday school class, Bible study and missions group and others.

As always, we are grateful for your prayers and the faithful support Southern Baptist churches give to the Cooperative Program and generous gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. You make it possible for us to serve as Christ’s ambassadors here.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you. I Peter 1:2

Ron and Robin

Hathcocks’ prayer update excerpts

Greetings from Debrecen!

Thankful for this week and how God provides. Our hearts remain open to what God’s future plans are for us. We trust in the One who knows everything. We are thanking God for a wonderful service yesterday when we had our once a month English worship. God’s Word is powerful and encouraging. Darrel continues to talk with D. about spiritual things and just last week he was able to see the connection between our prayers and a situation that was resolved. Yeah! The students are making their way back to Debrecen and will start classes in the following weeks. The refugee situation has become a big issue among Hungarians and seems to be the topic of many discussions. There are so many people coming at once that the system is overwhelmed and many people are fearful. Our company is considering the best way to help out.

Please continue to pray:

  • For the many students who will be returning to Debrecen, that they will connect with other believers, and that those who are not believers would have hearts that are open to hearing the good news. Especially praying for those who are coming from countries that do not have many opportunities to hear the truth.
  • That D. would continue to be open and that we would see God’s hand in his life. That he would choose to be a believer.
  • That God would give us divine appointments as we meet students.  We live in a typical college town so in the summer it seems empty, but when the students come back you can notice a difference in the amount of people who live here.
  • Pray for us and other m’s who need wisdom and clear direction from God.
  • Wisdom for those who are working with the refugees, that God would help them to know the best way to help, and that they would be open and have the opportunity to hear about Jesus.

Thank you for praying!

***I am including a 40 days of prayer for European people:  Download here

Blessings,
Kimberly Hathcock