Archive for Nagykanizsa

Month of Prayer Day 22: Nagykanizsa English camps

Paul and Tena Brock of the IMB Western Hungary Team ask that we pray with them for the June 24-28 and July 1-5 intensive English outreach camps that will be taking place in Nagykanizsa. Preparations are going on now both on-site in Hungary and in the US as volunteers prepare to teach English lessons and share their testimonies with students.

  • Pray that preparations and logistics will go smoothly.
  • Ask the Lord to bring students to the camps full of enthusiasm to improve their language skills and with hearts ready to receive the message of the love of Christ.

More info about Nagykanizsa on the city’s Wikipedia page.  Join the Brocks’ prayer team by requesting updates through the Western Hungary Team contact form.

Month of Prayer Day 9: Nagykanizsa English students

Today let’s pray for the ministry Paul and Tena Brock have in Nagykanizsa among the 35 students who are coming to them regularly for English lessons.  Along with improving their language skills, these friends are learning biblical truth about God and experiencing the love of Christ through interacting with the Brocks.

  • Pray that the students will come to know the Lord and become wholehearted disciples and disciplers of others.

Month of Prayer Day 4: Paul and Tena Brock

Today’s prayer request is for IMB Western Hungary Team leader Paul Brock and his wife Tena, who live and work in Nagykanizsa (Wikipedia link).

Pray that they will be granted health and strength, and that they will be encouraged in their service as they share God’s love with those He brings into their lives.

Sign up for the Brocks’ prayer updates on the Western Hungary Team contact form.

Hungary 4 Him: Katelyn’s September update

School has started and time is flying by! I began teaching my students the second week of September.  I have more students this year than I did last year and it seems like they keep coming. As of right now, I am teaching 12 different students.  The issue with more students wanting to come is they all want to come in the afternoon and those times are filled up. As the semester continues, I am trying to come up with ideas to attract more students to Youth Group on Friday nights. Some of the students who were coming in the summer have not come back since the start of school. Sometimes this is very disheartening.  It makes me question different reasons as to why they might not be attending.

I am adjusting to my new schedule.  It has also helped get me out of the rut I was in.  I am very thankful for your intercession on my behalf.

  • As October begins, I ask that you would continue to pray for me spiritually, physically, and emotionally.  
  • Please remember each of the students I meet with.  None of them are believers.
  • Pray that I would use our time wisely and would be bold in sharing the Gospel with them.
  • Pray for Youth Group on Friday nights.  Pray that God would equip me with the right passage(s).  Also pray that students would come back.
  • Pray for safe travels as I go to Prague and back to Nagykanizsa.  I will be meeting with many friends who I had the privilege of spending 2 months with before we were scattered throughout Europe.  Pray also for their travels.
  • Continue to pray for “T” and “G.”  “G” has become a lot more vocal when it comes to the gospel.  However, many times she is only questioning it.  She is looking for a logical explanation and she doesn’t understand something she cannot see.  I believe that the Holy Spirit is working on her heart.
  • Pray for our slumber party (October 28.)  I am not 100% sure on the details right now, but I am hoping it will be an extended time of learning more about the students, laughing with them, and sharing the love of Christ with them.
  • Pray that I would spend my time wisely.  My afternoon-evening times are mostly full.  I am usually more motivated in the evening to do things, so pray that I would be motivated to work on things in the mornings.
~ Katelyn, IMB Western Hungary Team ~

Hungary 4 Him: Katelyn’s August update

Where do I begin?  I want to say I’m sorry it has been so long since my last update! The month of August was definitely a busy month, but a month I will cherish forever. The last week of July I spent in Poland at a conference with other IMB workers.  We were spoiled by the group from North Carolina who came to serve us.  It was  a great week of praising the Lord in my native language, catching up with friends from training, and learning new things.  We, the singles, had a few afternoons open, so we went on a hike!  It rained most of the time, but we had lots of laughs and an amazing time.

After that, I headed of to Vienna to meet up with a few of my favorite people!  Mom, Dad, Uncle Dick, Aunt Billye, Bev and I were able to travel to Vienna, Frankfort, Venice, and Rome.  In Rome, we said “see ya later” to Uncle Dick and Aunt Billye.  They made it safely to the States and we flew to Switzerland.  We took a train by the Alps from Geneva to Zurich. Then we headed to Amsterdam and Berlin before heading to Budapest and then to Nagykanizsa.  Mom, Dad, and Bev were able to go to church here with me. I enjoyed having them and sitting with them during church again!

  • The school year has just begun here.  Pray for the students as they begin a new year.
  • Pray also for Paul, Tena, and I as we will each have many students to teach.  We are taking on the work that 5 people were doing and we are also adding students.
  • Pray for T and G.  They have a heavy schedule this year.  This means there is a smaller chance for me to teach them English, which means they aren’t hearing the Gospel as much. Pray that we would be able to find a time for them to come and that Satan won’t use their schedule to get in the way of the Gospel. Also pray that their hearts would be open to Christ.  There are many things holding them back from a personal realtionship with Christ and they won’t voice those to me.
  • Pray for those who are believers to be a Light in their schools.
  • I have reached my 1 year mark with the company and I am almost to my FIRST WHOLE YEAR ON THE FIELD!  Time has flown by!  Pray for this next year for me. A year seems like a long time to be able to do something, but I know my time here will be up before I know it.  Pray that I won’t wait to share with students, but I would share at every possible opportunity.
  • Telling my family bye was very difficult for me.  I did not want them to leave.  During this time, I have also felt inadequate. I have struggled most days since they have been gone.  During this time, Satan has really attacked me.  Please pray that these struggles would go away and that Satan wouldn’t be able to use it against me!
  • PRAISE: T and Z took me to lunch for my birthday.  It was a hard day for me because I had just told Mom, Dad, and Bev bye.  I am very thankful for those that God has placed in my life during this season.  T and Z made my day special!

Thank you for your prayers and support!  Please let me know if there is anything I can pray about for you!  I wouldn’t be here without your love and prayers and I can’t thank you enough!

~ Katelyn, IMB Western Hungary Team ~