God has been so kind and gracious to us. I look back at our journey to get here, and His goodness and love just shines through every step. We have been in Budapest, Hungary for 1-1/2 years now, and it has become home. John has served at the school since we arrived, and I have worked remotely from our home (my job is still in Texas). However, since being here and being a part of the missionary community here, opportunity after opportunity has presented itself for me to serve, and I haven’t had the freedom or time to say yes to any of these things. So, when my job went through a slow period in November, John and I took that time to pray and really reflect on what God has for us here. John had already committed to continue serving next year in the elementary, but there were so many holes and needs at the school. So, after conversations and meetings with the school, I’m happy to announce that I have committed to a role at the school next year as well. Due to the transitional nature of the school, the role could definitely change, but for right now I will start to learn the role of the Athletic Director, to either serve in that role next year, or to support whoever God places at our school in that role.
Since our school is a missionary school, all teachers and administration who serve at the school do not draw a salary. They have all raised support to come and serve in these roles. It is a unique and wonderful opportunity to be able to work among people who have a heart for God, and who have left the comforts of home to serve and love on these children, including missionary kids, third culture kids, and native Hungarian kids. We love having the opportunity to teach and support these families as they serve on the mission field. We are also so blessed to connect with the Hungarian families who trust us with the education of their children. What a beautiful thing to be able to provide an education and be free to share the message and love of Jesus Christ in all that we do.
I have so many amazing stories of how God has already started to provide for our family, and I would love to share those with each of you personally. Really, it’s just amazing to see Him move. He walks before us and behind us, He has hemmed us in. But this new opportunity does mean that our family will start the task of raising support (both financial and prayer partners), and we want to ask that you would prayerfully consider how you could partner with us. As it stands right now, we are at around 40% of our monthly support needed. I am hopeful to continue working part time through the transition, and maybe even next year, but I also want to make sure that I am still able to serve in my role as a wife and mother and maintain a healthy balance in both our home and professional lives. John and I would love a chance to talk with you more about our lives here, and specific ways we are seeing God move. Let us know if we can call, facetime, or email, and we also would love to see you when we are in Texas this summer!
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