Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Is there an old flannelboard in your closet?

Csaba [CHAH-bah], the Pacikert mission church pastor, called today asking for prayer that the Lord will provide a Bible story flannelboard set for them to use as they teach the children.  Please pray with us that this will come about, making it possible for the Bible lessons to come alive for the children and be even more memorable. 

If anyone has a used flannelboard set that's not in use that they would like to donate, please let us know.  Thanks!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Training at Pacikert mission church

Praise the Lord, the long-awaited Decentralized Theological Education (DTE) program has now begun again in our area, bringing practical theological education to the church leaders instead of sending them away for training. Gary left just now to go and teach the second session. Surprisingly, when setting up the program, the Pacikert mission church invited all attenders to join. More signed up than were expected, including several seekers.
  • Pray that as Gary teaches them about the New Testament, the Word will work in the hearts of the people--seekers and believers alike--and that God will be glorified. 
  • Also lift up the mission church, that the people will be encouraged and provided for, and that they will continue to reach out to that very troubled part of Debrecen.

Pastor Csaba and his wife Marika of the Pacikert mission church
The mission church's new facility - the Lord provided this through the work and donations of local believers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Some Wednesday prayer requests

Here are some things we would love to have you pray about with us:

  • Pray that God would direct the planning as we prepare for ministries and for volunteer groups, that He would show us the most strategic places of service, and that He will bring together all the logistics. 
  • L's surgery has been put off, and this friend is suffering terribly, both mentally and physically.  It's now scheduled for September 19. Pray that the Lord will give help and healing, but in such a way that this person will see their need for a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ--that He is the only Way, Truth and Life. Pray that false assurances of salvation by any other means will fall away as L. faces their mortality, and that we and other believers will have spiritual insight and the right words to say in dealing with this situation. 
  • A national believer  is wondering if the Lord is calling her to work with children. Pray for guidance for her, and strength for each day. She also asks for prayer for her husband, who doesn't  know the Lord. 
  • Please lift up a national pastor friend who is in the midst of intense spiritual warfare. Pray that the Lord will be honored by the outcome of everything that is happening.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday update and prayer request

Praise the Lord, I'm excited to say that I've been able to import all the old posts into this blog!  There's obviously some clean-up to do, but I'm very thankful not to lose all the posts we've written since 2007.  A big "thank you" to those who shared their experience on their own blogs and various forums, and to you for your prayers.  :-)

Please continue to pray for "L."  She has been released from the hospital for now, but is in a lot of pain both in body and spirit.  A very delicate surgery is scheduled for September 19.  Pray that the Lord will give her healing, relief of pain, and the help that she needs, but most of all that He will use this to His glory.  Pray that God will give us and other believers the right words to say to her that will be truly helpful in her life.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Still in process

At this point I'm not sure when--or if--we'll be able to restore all of our old posts and photos, but we'll soon be adding new content to give you a glimpse of life and ministry here.

Here are a few current prayer requests:

  • "L", one of our Tiszafüred church plant members, just had a very serious surgery and we haven't yet heard how it went.  Please pray for healing and relief of her pain, also that the Lord will use this for good in her life to draw her nearer to Him.
  • Pray with and for a national friend of ours, a strong believer, who longs to see family members come to faith in Christ and to mend difficult and broken relationships with them.  Pray especially for his teenage son, that barriers will be broken down and his heart softened toward the Lord and his parents.
  • Pray for national believers and Gary as they discuss and pray over several training opportunities, that the Lord will show them which things to proceed with and how to set up the training so that it will work within these busy times in life.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Making the switch

Gary and Carolyn Miller of the IMB Eastern Hungary TeamWe had a surprise yesterday when we discovered that our old (in fact ANCIENT) blog on Xanga was no longer accessible...somehow we had never gotten the message that they were totally revamping it and moving to new servers.

So here we are on Blogger, at least temporarily. We'll see how it goes from here!

We hope to stay in touch with all of our friends and continue to post updates and photos.  Your prayers and support are appreciated very much, and we love to hear from you, too!