Dear Sublette Family,
We have some exciting things to fill you in on, but first we wanted to share with you an important family update. Many of you have walked with us this past year as we received some developmental diagnoses for the kids. The therapies and doctors we have had access to have been a tremendous blessing. This year we were able to meet with several of them again at a yearly education conference in Hungary called SHARE to reassess both kids and measure progress. Lejla has been able to make some big leaps this year in both vision and sensory processing with therapies implemented at home! We are so thankful for all the help we have received to make this leap possible!
Unfortunately, Rudy’s reports did not come back the same. His vision, sensory issues, motor skills and speech have seen little to no progress. After much research into local access to therapy, further home therapies and seeking medical and leadership advice, it has been recommended and agreed upon that a one year medical furlough in the states is Rudy’s best chance to receive the help he needs.
Our sending church, organization and leadership are all on board and have already made incredible arrangements for us to land and begin preparing for this road ahead. Flights, home, car and school for next year are already taken care of. On this side of the ocean, our house has a sitter, and our car has a driver. We really couldn’t feel better cared for!
We also take heart that this fall was time for our scheduled furlough and that ministry is in a good place for this short transition. We have partners here gifted and ready to keep the vision moving forward. We are excited to see the media strategy launch on time this week in preparation for those spiritually seeking during Ramadan!
We know that we make plans and the Lord determines our steps. As for now, our plans are to return to Bosnia next year with healthy kids, money to finance this next phase of ministry and more workers for the harvest. We ask that you prayerfully hang with us in support with prayers and finances to see this next phase realized! We also look forward to sharing with you all on a more personal level as we settle in for this next year.
Thank you again for all you do and have done and will do in the future for us, for Bosnia and for the Kingdom.
Ever so grateful for you all,
Chris, Aubri, Lejla and Rudy
Please take one minute to watch this video! It further details what we are up to and gives you some stats to be praying over as the website and Facebook page launch this week! Please pray specifically for dreams and visions as those happen more this time of year. Our videos and ads will be sent out into the inter webs looking for those individuals that He is drawing to Himself in this very special season. Pray for the technology to do its job (we have already felt the attacks on our computers as we have been making content and building the website!) Pray for protection for our team and families as the heat turns up this month. The movement we seek cannot come to be without your prayers! Don't grow weary of doing good!
Please also keep our travels in your prayers. Aubri leaves with the kids tomorrow morning! Her parents are here helping wrap things up and get her across the ocean. She will be planting in Joplin, MO, for this season, getting schools and therapists lined up for the kids and settling in. Pray for safety and peace for all. I will be staying to see the media campaign through its crucial first month. Pray for our family connection to only strengthen in this long absence from each other. Pray for nervous kiddos who will be missing home and dad! Pray for extra strength of heart and mind as Aubri says goodbyes, preps the house and packs to go. So appreciate you all!
Pray for dreams and visions! Always!
Pray for the translation projects! Continue to pray for the team as they work tirelessly to see the Old Testament completed! And continue to pray that the other books now on shelves around the country continue to sell and be used to bring people into the Kingdom. Pray for us as we continue to seek ways to use media to advertise their existence to get even more people reading and asking questions!
Pray for social and media efforts being made now in both prayer and outreach of the Gospel. We are looking for and finding partners who are helping us make the dream of a vast outreach a reality. Pray for active partners and solid steps forward in tackling this big endeavor! Sign up for the prayer movement online here if you haven't had a chance! And if you want to gather a group that will commit to praying for one hour each month, that sign up page is here along with the monthly guides. Thank you are being part of the prayer movement necessary to see a disciple making movement in this place!
Pray for us as we continue support raising for the next haul of ministry ahead of us. So many exciting things to report! Pray we are clear in our communication and able to cast vision for this next season in BiH!
Pray for the spiritual attacks coming our way. We feel the breakthrough around the corner. Please continue to pray we can not just hold the ground but advance to see victory in this place!
Thank you and love you all! To 15,000 and beyond!