Monday, December 4, 2017

2017 Lottie Moon Week of Prayer for International Missions

The Week of Prayer for International Missions began yesterday, but you can join in!  See the IMB website for each day's link to a story, video, and photos. Missions comes alive as you hear how the Lord is working among the peoples of the world.

Thank you for praying, for giving, for sharing God's Story with those around you right where you live!

Here's just a taste of what you'll find through the IMB website link mentioned above....

Day 2 Week of Prayer – Muslims of Russia from IMB on Vimeo.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Living everyday life with purpose

Carolyn, back from the store with her rolling shopping bag
Everyday life happens here on the field as it does no matter where you live.  Meals must be cooked, the house cleaned, the clothes washed, the bills paid--which entails a trip to stand in line at the post office--and groceries must be bought.  Lift us up, that as we go about the more mundane things of life we will remember to do it as unto the Lord, with a thankful heart and always watching for opportunities to share Whose we are. 

Many of my (Carolyn's) opportunities to share my faith these days come as I go to the grocery store, so I need to go with that in mind; I mustn't be in too much of a rush to stop and visit with neighbors or with those I meet at the store.  Pray that I will be patient and purposeful, and that the Lord will give me the words that will speak Hope to someone's heart.

"As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’"  Matthew 10:7 (NIV)
 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Update and next steps

Praise the Lord for what He did through the apologetics training that took place in Debrecen this week!  Attendance was good and trainees were interested in learning how to better share their faith with people who have real questions and may be coming from a quite different worldview.  A big "thank you" to those who took part, to volunteers Donnie and Andre and Bob Hartman International Ministries, the translators, the hosting church Debrecen Baptist, and all who helped. 

The next step is a follow-up training event set to take place tomorrow, October 7; attendees will learn how to lead a simple, inductive Bible study for nonbelievers.  Pray with us that the Lord will use this training opportunity to initiate Bible studies that will have real Kingdom impact in many lives.

"...So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."  Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Apologetics volunteer team


Final plans are coming together for the Bob Hartman International Ministries apologetics volunteer team that will be in eastern Hungary Sept 30 - Oct 6. Pray for good attendance at the Oct 2 - 4 apologetics training seminar in Debrecen, and that attendees will use what they learn to better share the truths of the gospel message.  

Ask that the Lord will provide many opportunities for the volunteer team to share their faith with those they meet on campus and around the city, and that local believers will go with them to the streets to see this outreach modeled--and then to put aside their fears and join in the conversation!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Training youth to serve

Last week some really cool young guys, "G" and "M," came over to our place for dinner and for training in how to lead simple, inductive Bible studies. This is part of a partnership project with Grain Game and the Baptist church in Karcag, with the goal of providing the next step for young people as they age out of the regular Grain Game Bible camps.

Praise the Lord, it was truly encouraging to see these young guys eager to learn how to serve in this way, to make a difference for good in the lives of others! Pray that the Lord will use G and M to reach many youth with the gospel, and also to pass on this training to others.


"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."  I Timothy 4:12 (NIV)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

40 Days of Prayer for European Peoples

This special prayer emphasis begins today!  Print the prayer calendar and join us in lifting up the peoples of Europe.  Our copy is posted on our refrigerator where I am sure I'll see it many times every day (probably more times than I should.)  ;-)

Thank you for your prayers for Hungary and for all of Europe - so many here have never heard of the hope they can have in Christ.  Of course lost people are everywhere, so don't forget to share the love of Jesus in your own neighborhood, too.

Subscribe to the weekly EuroPrayer Bulletin or view past issues at http://mailchi.mp/imbeurope/40-day-of-prayer-for-european-peoples (see links at the top left of that page.)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Volunteer urgently needed

There is an urgent need for a native English speaker to teach beginner-level English students grades K-4 at a Christian school in Debrecen, Hungary. (Note: this is for the Fall 2017 semester.) The teacher need not have a teaching certificate, but should be able to teach the alphabet, basic words, songs, etc. The regular teacher is dealing with a serious medical situation and is expected to be out at least three months. For more information please contact us. This is the school's website; it's in Hungarian, but you can see photos.

Even if you can't help by teaching, please forward to anyone who might be able to help, and please pray for the teacher and her family during this time of difficulty.  Thank you!