“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” ~Luke 2:11
We’ve Been Appointed!
Appointed to what you ask? – Appointed to career status mission service through our sending agency, WorldVenture. When we started this journey in 2006, we committed as mid-term missionaries (2-3 years) with no idea what lay ahead. It has become evident to us that this is what the Lord has planned for us. We are excited, anxious, nervous, overwhelmed and excited again, but before we can return to our ministry in Prague, we have several requirements from WorldVenture (WV) that must be completed. A couple of those are: lots of reading and reports, more training at the WV headquarters in Colorado, some formal Bible courses and increased financial and prayer support. It has become quite clear to us and our supervisors at WV that a June 2013 return date may not be feasible. We will be stationed in Texas until we can complete those requirements. This will make certain that we can return to Prague with a specific focus on ministry and not have to add support raising, classes and other studies on top of our very committed schedule. This was not the original plan, but we have learned that one of the greatest abilities anyone serving overseas can have is flexibility. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement during our time of interviews and travel to Colorado.
Praises and Prayer Requests:
1. Please join us in prayer each day for the rest of 2013 for our current financial support? We are greatly underfunded on our current budget and will receive no pay for January and likely February. We would be happy to come talk to any church, small group, Sunday School class or individual about our ministry and calling. Our contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.666.1265
If you would like to become a financial partner with our family, you can make a tax deductible one time donation or become a monthly supporter at the following link: www.worldventure.com/trchumbley
2. Would you pray for our family as we adjust to this decision? Our kids know Prague as home and they have made eternal friendships there. It is hard on them to not be a part of Christian International School of Prague (CISP) and seeing their friends for such a long time. Also, we are currently homeschooling and would appreciate your prayers for direction for the coming school year.
3. Please pray for the ministries we are involved with – Christian International School of Prague, International Church of Prague, Upward Sports-Czech Republic, and Band of Brothers as this creates hardships for them as well.
4. We have been calling for prayer for a new school building and I am happy to report that it appears we will be in a new school building (new to us) for the 2013/2014 school year! We can never thank you enough for the prayers. Also, we recently were able to purchase the entire collection of furniture from a company closing its doors’. Another incredible blessing.
Please visit our new and improved school website.
Thanks for all your support and encouragement for our family.