Coppages in Hungary: Previous Prayer Requests

Coppages in Hungary: Previous Prayer Requests

Each week we send a short list of prayer requests (which appear on our home page) to Tabernacle Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia. Requests from the previous week are moved here so that we can recall what has been asked for.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 09, 2016 Bonus!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016 EXTRA

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lea here. This is a long one, because there's a lot of good news!   God has answered SO many prayers lately!!! Here are a few examples of what your prayers have done: We have two prayer requests for this week:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015 - Special Monday Edition

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • Just after Doug's dad's funeral in late September, his mom, Nancy, flew back to Australia, where she has lived with Frank, her second husband, since 1991.  On Monday, Frank died in his sleep.  His funeral is tomorrow (Thursday).  Please pray for my dear mother-in-law as she grieves.  Please pray that God shows her comfort.
  • This weekend CEO will have a conference in Pécs (rhymes with "H") in southern Hungary.  Please pray that our colleagues from other countries can cross the border without trouble.  Pray for rest and renewal and laughter.  Pray for deep, healing discussions.
  • Please pray that we spend the right amount of time with people and the right amount alone with God. We are learning. :-)
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

  • Lea here.  There aren't words enough to thank you for your prayers for us, especially over the last couple of weeks.  Even though our trip to America was hard, the timing couldn't have been better.  We are still amazed that we made it through airports in record time so that we could spend four hours with Doug's dad before he died.  The memorial service was last Wednesday and the graveside service was on Saturday.  We flew back to Hungary Monday night and arrived home yesterday afternoon.  Today I taught at 8am in Hungary (2am in Virginia), and my brain was remarkably awake.   To me, it felt like your prayers have been a conveyor belt, carrying us through a hard time.  THANK YOU!  
  • Now that we've returned home, we ask for your continued prayers as we all grieve the loss of Doug's dad.  Please pray for Doug's brothers Dave and Matt.  They had to deal up close with their dad's difficult decline, and now they have to deal with all the rest.  Please pray for Pops's best friend Cynthia.  Please pray that issues will be resolved well and according to God's wisdom.
  • If November's weather is as expected, then this coming Saturday is the only field practice until the spring.  Please pray that kids will come out and play.  Pray that Doug will have the energy to do this, plus continue with the Tuesday and Wednesday baseball programs at the two elementary schools.
  • Please pray for Ren as she deals with this week's mid-term exams and projects.  
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Doug's dad died about 7:30 this morning. Thank you SO much for praying for us here!

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

  • Doug's dad is still in the hospital, unable to speak, but yesterday he responded with his eyes to his cousin Harry.  We leave for Virginia tomorrow morning.
  • Please pray for CONNECTIONS, all of which are very tight.  We have to be on the 04:04 train to another town, where a friend will take us to the airport.  The airport doesn't open until 05:00, and our flight leaves at 06:30.  We are flying from Budapest to Paris to New York to Richmond, and our layovers are less than two hours each.  The Paris and New York airports aren't known for their efficiency, either.  Please pray that we make it!
  • Doug's brother plans to pick us up at the airport tomorrow night and take us immediately to the hospital.  Please pray that, while we are home, we will minister to the family, as well as be ministered to.  Pray for good good-byes.
  • A couple of days ago, Doug flopped into the living room chair and told me that he feels a strong sense of PEACE.  So do I, and it's amazing.  I attribute this to your prayers and God's grace.  Thanks so much for praying for us!!!
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015

    Doug here. My dad's health is deteriorating rapidly. He is in ICU, hasn't eaten much all week, and is down to about 115 pounds. He has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with possible nodes in his lungs and brain, but his fragile condition prevents a biopsy. He might have tuberculosis also. If he can be stabilized and confirmed non-contagious, he will be released to hospice care at his home in Richmond, Virginia.

    My brother recently sent me the disheartening (but not unexpected) message saying that we should come home when we can, and sooner might be better than later. Lea and I will fly from Hungary to Richmond on Wednesday 23 September. While we are gone, Lea's classes will be covered by her fellow teachers, and there will be no baseball in Vác.

    Please pray especially for my father, Phil Coppage, and for his family and friends in this hard time. May God give us all what we need.

    Our heartfelt thanks to you.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Doug here. At last week's Deaf Camp there was lots of Bible study, many good conversations, and at the end one baptism. Thank you for praying! Now there are two weeks to recover from that and to prepare for the summer trip to America. Lea here. I passed the CELTA course! Hallelujah!  I also got to know many cool people.  :-) Now that my class is over, I need to: Refugees from the Middle East (Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Iran) are entering Hungary illegally in desperate attempts to apply for official refugee status in the EU. In Szeged (southern Hungary), where many exhausted travelers enter Hungary, believers are sacrificing more than usual to treat these people humanely.  In a camp near Debrecen, many have come to know Jesus. On the other hand, this is a touchy political problem, and the Hungarian government is planning to build a fence between Serbia and Hungary so refugees can no longer cross the border.

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    To quote G.K. Chesterton, "[G]rown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, 'Do it again' to the sun; and every evening, 'Do it again' to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we."

    Maybe that is why "his mercies are new every morning"—he is never bored with us, but pours on fresh grace all the time. :-)

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Thursday, December 25, 2014

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Wednesday, November 27, 2014

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Thanks!!

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    This weekend is the BASEBALL/SOFTBALL CAMP!  Doug has a lot of planning and executive functions to do, which are out of his comfort zone. Thanks!!

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    The word for the week is "continue":

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    Wednesday, December 25, 2013

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Your work for us and alongside us is priceless. We treasure your prayers for us! May God richly bless his people with hearts full to overflowing for others.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Friday, November 1, 2013

    Good news:  The tractor mower has arrived in Vác!  However, finding a safe place to keep the tractor mower has become more urgent.  We thought we had until the end of December, but we need a place by the time the mower gets delivered on Tuesday, November 5.  Please pray that...

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    Doug here. Please bear with me on this one.


    Today, October 23, is a Hungarian national holiday. It is the 57th anniversary of their uprising against the Russians in 1956, which was the first forceful opposition to the Soviet Union's domination of Eastern Europe after World War II. After a couple startling weeks of freedom from oppression, it was crushed by the Red Army. Hungarians do not celebrate, they COMMEMORATE the students, workers, and ordinary people who fought against Russian tanks with homemade or confiscated weapons. From a population of 10 million people, a couple thousand were killed. Tens of thousands were wounded. Hundreds were afterwards executed or deported to Siberia. Two hundred thousand more escaped to the West.


    Unfortunately, all these years after the Revolution, and over 20 years since the change from one-party rule to democracy, talented and motivated Hungarians still want to leave the country. The political, social, and economic systems still have debilitating problems, many of them self-inflicted.


    How will this change? Political power will not do it; the political elites are insulated from the public. Financial power will not do it; the common people do not command enough of the money, and this is a relatively poor nation. Social power will not do it; the cultural fabric is not strong enough; Hungarians do not know how to be good neighbors to each other. The only power remaining is the power of God in the churches, but most of the churches are unfruitful. They need revival as much as their country needs reform. But first the churches must get off their own agenda, turn from their self-centered ways, and think beyond their walls (God-style!).

    Thank you for reading through this long request. Thanks for praying for us and for Hungary. Happy October 23rd!

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Joyful things! ...and prayer requests:

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Friday, April 5, 2013

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Lea here.  Tomorrow morning at 01:10 Eastern time I leave home in Vác for home in Virginia!  As I did five years ago, I'll be attending my college choir reunion, as well as spending time with family.  Please pray for me as I travel (and especially for the semi-pinched nerve in my lower back).  Please pray for Doug and Karen as they hold down the fort here in Hungary.  Please pray that all three of us will be used by God to help his kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Doug here. This week I have an unusual request. It will not only benefit us Coppages, but it will also help you, and God will be pleased. Your task (if you decide to accept it) is this:

    Name seven things that YOU can be THANKFUL for today, including one that is not so pleasant. I'll start. I am thankful for these reasons:
    1. My loving family; I have the best wife in the world and a unique and excellent daughter.
    2. We have had the extraordinary opportunity to live, learn, and minister in Hungary these past 10 years.
    3. As spring approaches, baseball is progressing well, and the coaches are having a good influence on the kids.
    4. I have good relations with the teachers and Deaf students at the Chazar School.
    5. The unpleasant one: God is helping me understand my personality flaws, my limitations, and my blind spots . (He must really care!) He is remaking me into a more fully functional human being.
    6. I am not alone in my love for Hungarians and my struggles to reach them with a Gospel of hope.
    7. You pray for us.
    Your turn! Have a good time dipping yourself (like a beloved, blessed doughnut) in gratitude to God---even in the rough patches of life. He loves you very much and takes a special interest in you. Yes, you!

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Christmas in Hungary is similar to that in America, with many distractions, trappings, and traps. We are, therefore, content to offer a single, simple prayer request this week:

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. —Jesus [Matthew 7.7-8, NLT]


    Thanks for joining us in our work! We pray God’s blessings on you as we all celebrate God-with-us in the coming week.


    A Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    —Doug, Lea, and Karen

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    From this Saturday through next Sunday, a girls' mission team will be here from Britt, Iowa. They will lead a softball-English camp. Please pray for the following:

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    Update: Wednesday, June 2, 2012

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Saturday, February 4, 2012

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Lea here. Thank you so much for praying for my insurance problem, and for my knee! I am now employed and insured (again) by my school, and my knee seems to be behaving well enough. I started teaching again yesterday. It's tiring, but great to be back with my other kids.


    This coming weekend, Christian Educators Outreach will hold a "Gathering for Mutual Edification" for partners and friends of this missions group. Please pray for safety as we travel to Szeged, that this will be a time of encouragement, and that my knee holds up through the next several days of activity.


    Doug and our friend Tibi are still working hard on the baseball field two or three days a week. Please pray that the cold weather doesn't harm the new grass. Please pray that the field is ready for kids by Easter, and that God then brings kids to play on this field!


    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Lea here. Thank you so very much for praying! The financial director of my school just told me that she arranged for my health insurance to start on October 25; then she asked what day I hurt my knee. Answer: October 27. So, all my hospital and medicine costs will be covered by Hungarian insurance!


    I'm still at home with my knee up, and the school is arranging substitutes for my classes next week. If I can teach, I'll go in and substitute for my substitutes. Please pray that I can teach two weeks from now, because that is Thanksgiving week, and I like to give my kids special lessons on Thanksgiving.


    Meanwhile, I think God wants to use this time to change me from a "human doing" into a "human being." "Doing" is natural for me, and "not doing" is frustrating. However, while I watch Doug doing everything for both of us, I'm learning that love doesn't happen because of what you do, but because of who you are.


    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:50pm Central Europe Time

    Lea here. It turns out that I broke my kneecap this morning and now have a cast -- my first one ever -- on my entire right leg. From the x-ray, I didn't think the break looked too bad, but since I couldn't lift my leg without help, I got a cast. That makes walking a lot easier, and I have felt very little pain or aching since the cast went on.

    The Hungarian doctor would have me stay in my apartment and rest for six weeks. Uh... I doubt it. So unless things change, we are still planning to go to visit the Georges in Germany this coming week. Our friend Donna says that she is all ready to take care of me. :-)

    Prayers for healing, wisdom, and joy are welcome. So far, I've been laughing, not crying. I'm quite interested to see what God will do with this!

    Thank you for the incredible gift of your prayers! -- Lea

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:01am Central Europe Time

    Dear All,

    Now that we are praying about Lea's health, there is news. This morning before dawn, while Karen and I were still asleep, Lea tripped in the dark and landed hard on the tile floor with her right knee. She put on a stiff upper lip and took a couple of Ibuprofen. She used a cane to help her get around, and when the time came, she went to school in a taxi. But she just (10:45 AM) called to say that the knee is not improving, and when she is finished teaching this afternoon, a fellow teacher will drive her to the hospital for examination.

    Please pray that she heals well and that this does not ruin her vacation in Germany next week. Perhaps this sounds slightly whiny or trivial, but she could use a restful break. (Who knows, maybe an injured knee will bring her a restful break?) In any case, thank you for your concern for Lea and for your prayers.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Please pray for . . .

    Thank you so very much for your prayers, which accomplish the work of God!

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    First, requests for this week:

    Now, here are reports from last week's requests:

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    Since last Wednesday, a baseball field has emerged! From Thursday to Tuesday, large earth-moving machines moved a lot of dirt and flattened our Field of Dreams. Then they brought in 40 cubic meters of topsoil and made the infield. Yesterday evening, after a thunderstorm, Doug and two other fellow missionaries planted the infield. Our first six prayer requests involve the field:

    And here are our requests not related to the field:

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Wednesday, March 3, 2011

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011


    Special Report: Doug's First Day of School!
    Monday, January 3, 2010


    The big day arrived, and after a restless night I rolled out of bed at 5:30 this morning to catch the 6:50 bus to Rétság. I cut it a little close; the bus was pulling into the station as I put my money into the ticket machine.


    After an uneventful ride to school, I stepped through the doors of the school as the new English teacher. The principal supplied me with about half of the textbooks I needed, and off I went. I had six classes in a row in five hours. Only two were in the same room, so I was constantly moving and double-checking my schedule.


    I did the same thing in every class. I introduced myself. I told them my seven rules. I learned their names. I gave them a sure-fire way to pronounce “th”. All in all, it wasn’t so bad. The kids talked too much, but every teacher I talked to said that everyone has that problem. Lea suggested that I plan four or five different activities for each lesson, and that I change quickly from one to the next, and before I know it, the hour is finished. Sounds like a good plan.


    So I survived. Thanks to everyone who supported me today. I’m actually looking forward to returning on Wednesday.



    An additional prayer request:


    On Tuesday evening (noon-2pm Eastern time), Lea is leading a women's meeting about Sarah, Abraham's wife. Please pray for coherency (for Lea) and and insight (for everybody). Thanks!


    Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    It will be a quiet holiday in the Coppage household. Here's why....

    We thank you for your prayers!

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    From Doug again:

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    From Doug:

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    From Lea:

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    From Doug:

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Once again, we thank you for contributing to our work through your prayers. Here are our concerns for this week. Key words (to help you remember) are in CAPITALS.

    There: cool, jazz, instruments. Thanks for praying!


    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Please praise God with us for...

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    Wednesday 09/09/09

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Thursday, March 4, 2009

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    Wednesday, January 7, 2009

    Sunday, December 28, 2008

    Wednesday, December 17, 2008

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Wednesday, December 3, 2008

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    Wednesday, October 22, 2008

    Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008

    Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008

    Our prayer requests are general, but big:

    Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008

    Thursday, June 19, 2008

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    Wednesday, June 4, 2008

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008

    Wednesday, May 7, 2008

    Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008

    From Doug:

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008

    Wednesday, February 6, 2008

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008

    Wednesday, January 18, 2007

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008

    Wednesday, January 2, 2008

    Happy New Year! I am both excited and apprehensive about the coming year. The general situation here is not improving, but God can still work in our lives and in the lives of the Hungarians.


    2 Chronicles 7.14 has come up repeatedly in recent weeks: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." Revival here must start among the churches; I don't believe it will start as if by magic among non-believers.


    Please pray for us Christians in Hungary, that we will seek God and his kingdom first, and that great things will happen thereafter. That would be a good start for the new year.


    Thank you for praying! Grace and peace to you and yours,

    ---Doug C., for the family

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    Reports on previous prayer requests:

    Now for this week's prayer requests!

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    We are back from a wonderful visit to the States, and now we are trying to get back into a semi-normal routine. Please forgive the long absence!

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    Saturday-Monday, March 10-19, 2007

    See Tabernacle Church Mission Team 2007.

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    Wednesday, January 31, 2007

    Thank you for praying with us! Regarding last week's requests:
    And so, with continued thanks, on we go to *this* week's petitions!

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    Wednesday, December 20, 2006

    Thank you for praying with us! Regarding last week's requests:
    1. We now have a solid plan to apply for visas.
    2. Lea's presentation at the ladies' Christmas Tea went very well. She reports that the women of the churches responded much more openly than Hungarians usually do.
    3. The missionary couple whose residency permits were denied submitted their appeal, and the word through the grapevine is that the result will be the issuing of two-year permits.
    And here are this weeks' requests:

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    Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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    Wednesday, December 6, 2006


    Update, Friday, December 8, 2006:
    Last night (Thursday) we met with our landlords, Krisztina and Szilárd. Krisztina said that the risk was too great for her to become our company's proprietor. Apparently, the tax authorities have a reputation for being very dogged in pursuit of violations and for giving severe penalties if anything goes wrong. We are therefore still looking for a way put our company into working order so that we can get work visas.

    Lea has decided that ESI, the missionary teacher placement agency, is not in her future. So we are still trying to get work visas though our company.

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    Wednesday, November 29, 2006


    Update, Saturday, December 2, 2006:
    Friday morning we met with our landlady, Krisztina, to talk about whether she would be our company's managing director. We gave her a long list describing what was positive, what was negative, and what was interesting about the proposal. She will consult her friends and professional acquaintances and then give us her answer on Thursday. Please pray that everyone will be wise, and that this situation will turn out best for us all.

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    Wednesday, October 18, 2006

    We are happily back in Hungary, and now we can resume Normal Life! Thanks so much for your prayers and love for us.
    Update on Lea's health: We were grateful to hear that the lumps in Lea's neck are not malignant, nor do they come from any lung problems. The doctor thinks she had a local infection, and that the lumps will go away eventually. Thanks for praying for peace during times of uncertainty!

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    Wednesday, October 11, 2006; updated Friday, October 13, 2006

    We joyfully praise God for There's more, but this'll do for now.

    These are the only prayer requests we have left, out of eight! Please pray...

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    Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    Please pray...

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