Alumni Impact: Rev. Jon and Amanda Good
The Rev. Jon Good (MDiv Theology 1999) and his wife Amanda have been formally endorsed by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) for mission service in Hungary. The Farmington Hills, Michigan, couple will serve through the Baptist Union of Hungary, 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.”
For 18 years, Jon and Amanda have been serving in pastoral ministry. On a sabbatical to Italy, God began to awaken this family to a new calling to missions service in Europe. Jon recently shared with President Shiell that he felt Northern had already trained him to be a “missionary pastor.” He was already living out that missional calling in the communities where he served. He and Amanda along with their four children shared this same calling to Europe together.
Amanda and Jon will serve in the Baptist Church in Debrecen’s programs of evangelistic outreach, discipleship and church development and in the church planting initiatives of Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAid). Amanda, currently a music teacher in Northville Public Schools, will also assist with music education in several Hungarian schools. Jon, the senior pastor at Covenant Baptist Church of West Bloomfield, Michigan, will train pastors at the seminary of the Baptist Union of Hungary.
“It is very exciting to partner with the Hungarian Baptists in evangelism, church development and teaching,” says Jon. “I am looking forward to building relationships through which I can share the life-changing message of Jesus.”
In preparation for full-time ministry, the Goods are now beginning 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.
More information on Amanda and Jon is available on their International Ministries profile page. To send words of encouragement or support, contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jon at email@example.com.
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