The Farmington Hills, Michigan, couple will serve through the Baptist Union of Hungary, an IM partner, and will work primarily with the Baptist Church in Debrecen.
"God is doing great things in the nation of Hungary," Amanda says. "After accepting the challenge to run something like 50 public schools, Hungarian Baptists are reaching out to help children and their families know Jesus and grow in their relationships with him. We feel drawn to Hungary and are excited to see what God has in store."
Jon says, "It is very exciting to partner with the Hungarian Baptists in evangelism, church development and teaching. I am looking forward to building relationships through which I can share the life-changing message of Jesus."
Jon, former senior pastor at Covenant Baptist Church, W. Bloomfield, and his wife Amanda, a music teacher in Northville Public schools, are continuing to build their partnership network in churches throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as entering into pre-field training and orientation. Once ongoing financial support sufficient to underwrite their personalized support goal is reached, they will move to Hungary with their four children - Rachel, age 14; Sarah, age 12; Elizabeth, age 10; and Andrew, age 7 - for language study. Our American Baptist family will send them off with a very special commissioning service to be held at the ABC-MI Annual Gathering on October 28, 2017 at Covenant Baptist Church, West Bloomfield.
More information on Amanda and Jon is available on their profile page on the IM website. To send words of encouragement or support, contact Amanda at email@example.com and Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.