Urgent Prayer Needed
Please be in prayer for the Hungarian people and the students and staff of ICSB.
Since March 4th there have been many staff and several students infected with COVID-19. Several staff members are currently hospitalized, while others have been uncomfortable, but with milder symptoms. Of those staff infected, several are on our ABWE team here in Hungary. Taking into account the laws regarding infected people and close contacts of those infected, there is a high percentage of our community that are in a mandatory quarantine for at least ten days.
The Hungarian government closed lower schools across the country effective March 8th, while high schools remain in distance learning. Only essential stores are open at this time and there is a mandatory mask requirement whenever people are outside in Hungary. There is also a curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am every day. These stricter requirements came as a result of a significant rise in cases within Hungary. All students and most staff are now working from home and the entire country is in a shutdown nearly identical to one year ago, when the virus first began to spread around the world.
These are discouraging times for the Hungarian people, as well as the ICSB community. The restrictions above will be in place until April 7th, at which time the government will reassess the situation and decide about the future.
Please pray with us:
- Pray for those that are sick as well as those in quarantine.
- Pray for the government leaders as they assess the situation and make decisions.
- Pray for the school leaders and nurses as they determine how to best serve the students.
- Pray for those that are struggling emotionally from the effects of the pandemic.
Fawn and I are thankful for your willingness to lift up our country and our community to the Lord in prayer.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."