SERVING IN: Hungary, Europe
Michael and Shirley Bradley are called to the nations. For 20 years they have lived and served the Lord in Iceland, Hungary, and Andros Island, Bahamas, and Turkey. Recently the Lord opened the door for them to return to Debrecen, Hungary to a people and a land that they love very deeply. Joining hearts with a Hungarian pastor as members of a ministry team in an international church called A Ház (The House) their primary emphasis is the English speaking congregation mostly university students from several African nations. Michael teaches a student discipleship study group and often teaches the men’s ministry and preaches. By reaching these young men and women for Christ and discipling them, they have the opportunity to prepare the next generation of potential leaders that will one day return to their countries. Shirley assists in discipleship, helps the children’s ministry program as an advisor, shares in the women’s ministry and has opened their home for an art club for teenaged girls that is designed to help them develop their artistic talents and sow into their lives spiritual truths. The Body of Christ is being strengthened by Michael’s gifting as an encourager to pastors, a Bible teacher and mentor of new believers. Shirley enjoys children. Her creative talents have reached children through Fine Art Camps, training others that have a heart for children and teaching ladies Bible studies. We deeply appreciate your caring support in committed intercessory prayer, encouragement and your financial gifts.
Thank you once again for your faithful support and encouragement to us this past month with your prayers and notes and emails and your generous gifts as Father has laid us upon your hearts. The university students are finishing up their term finals and some will return home for the summer.
This month we are looking forward to visitors coming! Yeah!! We are excited that Pastor Jerry and Jan Ireland, precious friends,
are coming for a few days during their vacation. Jerry is one of the pastors at Charity Chapel in Pensacola. They came to see us while we were ministering on Andros Island, Bahamas.
On April 22, we received another announcement from STEP that due to Covid we still shouldn’t return to Hungary. By the end of May, many of our students will disperse for the summer, so our trip is on hold again. This added to my grief. We have been praying for others as they grieve the loss of their loved ones and this week we had more news of deaths of friends and their family members so we added new names to the evergrowing list of those grieving and for others dear to us that are facing very challenging health issues. Early the next morning there was a magnetic draw from the Lord as I entered our dining room to come and sit down now and spend time reading and praying. These words from Psalm 62:8 were a comfort. Three times in a short span of verses it states “He is our refuge and I will not be shaken.”
Each day we remember all the Lord has done for us and we look forward to spending eternity with Him. So, today with us, knowing that tomorrow it will be today once again, is your driving force love and surrender to Jesus, listening for His voice, hearing Him and responding to Him in a manner that pleases Him each day? Embrace Him, Beloved. He invites us to come unto Him. He waits. He lovingly responds.
It delights us to pray around the globe and know that as we pray collectively for these specific needs lives are being transformed. We still need to look up where some of the tiny island nations are located as we pray for the nations. The Lord asks His children to lovingly stay connected to Him, to be faithful, to follow Him, to love others, and make Him known.
Two more of our precious students have graduated as doctors. Both will continue to further their studies as the Lord opens the doors. They are applying to the UK, Canada and the USA. Chukwuma wants to be a research doctor for pediatric cancers. Chioma will do a year of residency in Nigeria as she awaits to go abroad.