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Month of Prayer Day 20: Billy & Sheri, Field Medical Coordinators

Today we’ll be praying for Billy & Sheri, IMB Field Medical Coordinators for Europe.  They are based in Budapest but minister to personnel and their families from all across Europe, and are often on the road (or in the air) as they carry out their ministry. Sometimes they are helping people to work through routine matters, but all too often things are quite serious.

  • Lift up as Billy and Sheri as they assist personnel & their families in times of trouble, pain, and difficult decision-making. Ask the Lord to give them strength, wisdom and endurance as they deal with the needs that come their way.
  • Praise God for such caring, compassionate co-workers who assist missionary families to keep them functioning well and on the field.

Month of Prayer Day 16: Mercy Ministries

Please pray with us for Mercy Ministries work in Hungary. Multiple organizations and churches see the need to be more effective in reaching out to people and families with special needs.  Our goal is to partner with as many other believers as possible to help make this happen. We wish to do this primarily through personal relationships with like-minded Christians.

IMB Budapest Team members Monte and April Baker and family are currently serving in Mercy Ministries.  In addition to their own work, they are researching possibilities and discussing with various organizations how to best partner together in future work.

  • Pray for those across the nation who are hurting and need to experience God’s love in special ways, and for believers as they seek to minister to them.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…”  Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

Paul & Tena Brock prayer update

Hi All,

We wanted to give you a prayer/praise update.

  1. We asked you to pray for someone to come take our 2nd apartment as one couple said they were not able to come. Bless God, they are now coming. Their doctor said they are good to go. And believe it or not, even after canceling their flight, the airline allowed them to reinstate the tickets at no additional charges. Only by the grace of God.
  2. We asked you to pray for a young lady who had to have surgery. She did have it and is now out of the hospital and moving around. Though a bit slower than before. She was finally able to get involved in some of the last days of ministry with her team. We thank God for her quick recovery and flight home later this week.
  3. We are still looking for a place for our dog, Mason. Please pray God will be extra gracious in finding a loving person who will let him stay with them.

Thanks for your prayers.

PS: Just wanted to let you know to be praying for “R.” She prayed to receive Christ last Thursday. Pray for her growth and rooting.

Again Thanks,

Paul

Paul & Tena Brock
Team Leader
Western Hungary Team

Balmazújváros ministry weekend

Praise the Lord, the health fair and evangelistic service in Balmazújváros went great this weekend–God was really moving!  We are so thankful for the work of the Coastal Community Church volunteers, the Hungarian medical professionals, the national believers from the churches, and others who helped. Older people, families, and quite a few teenagers came to the health fair and interacted and asked questions during the presentations.  Useful health information was given, medical screenings were performed, and a Gospel witness was shared with many.

At the Sunday service the people listened intently and responded when the Coastal Community team gave their testimonies and Gary preached, and several people acknowledged that they knew they were not on the right path in life and wanted prayer.  The church is following up with them.  The pastor of the church plant’s mother church said he knew that others were also impacted with the message and would be “soaking it in” over time, so pray that they will turn their lives totally over to Christ. 

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in the lives of those who were impacted this weekend, calling them to Himself. 
  • Lift up all the people of Balmazújváros, that they will see their need for the Savior and give their lives to Him.
  • Pray that the church plant will be encouraged and continue to grow both spiritually and in numbers, as they reach out to their community with the love of Christ.

 

Health fair
Health Fair

Testimonies of changed lives
Testimonies of changed lives at the evangelistic service
See more photos from the weekend in our Google album.

Catch-up time

Whew–it’s good to be home again after being out and about a lot over the past two months!  We’ve had a great time, both in ministry, training conferences, in meetings with team members and ministry partners, and also in precious days with visiting family members.  Now we are busy looking through emails and catching up on to-do list items.

Please pray with us:

  • Gary’s mom has started chemo treatments, and she, Dad, and all the family appreciate prayers very much.
  • Lift up Curtis Smith, who is here right now teaching about container gardening.  Ask for many opportunities for him to share his faith as well as assisting people to know how best to grow food for their families.
  • Lift up a national believer and friend who is in urgent need of a new job that will pay enough that he can reunite his family.  He is currently working long days, 6 days/week, but it is not enough to support the family.
  • Pray for the twice-a-month Wednesday night discipleship group members to live out what they are learning & to pass on the lessons to others, as well as sharing Jesus with lost friends and family members.
  • Ask for wisdom for us re: the brand new discipleship group started on the alternate Wednesday evenings; should we keep it on this night, or change to Sunday evenings – ?  Pray this small group will grow both in numbers and in spiritual understanding.
  • Pray for the Tiszafüred church plant to be encouraged and move forward in spiritual growth, obedience and outreach.  Ask that the lost friends coming will soon become followers of Jesus.
  • Every day we are seeing new opportunities for ministry open up, and we need wisdom from the Lord as to which things to do, which things to pass on to others, and which things to say “no” to.  This is very hard!
  • Lift us up, as we are feeling very tired, that we would live each day in the grace He gives: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9)

We appreciate your prayers very much!   Also a huge “thank you” to those of you who give to support missions around the world through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Carolyn with Danny, Nicole and Clara
Carolyn in the botanical gardens in Debrecen with our son Danny, his wife Nicole & little Clara

Paula and Erik visit Tiszafured
Carolyn’s sister Paula & bro-in-law Erik visit at the church plant