Updates

Dear Friends,

Our hearts are full and overflowing with gratitude. We are so thankful for these months where we are getting together with so many of you. We were in Bradenton, Florida for most of April. We gave a brief update at the Bradenton Christian Reformed Church and also got to share about computers in missions at Bradenton Christian School!

We have had wonderful visits with many of you. We feel honored because so many of you have gone out of your way to get together with us, share a meal, and share your lives with us. You have encouraged and blessed us. We are praying and actively working to complete our partnership team. We’re grateful that several long-time partners are increasing their monthly contributions. That is a big help to us. Please help us pray for this big job of raising support. If you know of anyone who would like to partner with us, please feel free to be our advocates! Our next assignment will be in Dallas, Texas and we’d love to be there by mid-August. That gives us just three months in which to raise the remaining 30% to reach our budget. Would you consider joining our ministry team?

Our Laura (5) and Sammy (2) continue to do so well with all the travel and meeting people. They are a joy to us. They’ve enjoyed the pools here in Florida, the beach, and Mote Marine where we learned all about Florida marine life.

We’re currently at the Wycliffe Bible Translators headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Last week we participated in a seminar for missionaries on home-leave, like us! The kids had their own program, geared to helping them with the adjustment from the mission field to life in the US. It was a very good week.

This update wouldn’t be complete without a picture of Laura and Sammy.

Grateful for each of you!

Lisa & José

Jose's cell: 616-450-0419

Lisa's cell: 616-502-7254

 

If you would like to contribute financially to our ministry, you can choose one of the following methods:

  1. Send a check to: Wycliffe Bible Translators // PO Box 628200 // Orlando, FL 32862-8200 – please include a separate note indicating, “Preference for the Wycliffe ministry of José & Lisa Chambilla.”
  2. Online contributions can be made through http://www.wycliffe.org/Partnership.aspx?eis=227490
  3. Tax-deductible contributions can be made by Visa or MasterCard by calling 1-800-Wycliffe

Dear Friends,

Hello from Dallas, Texas! We can hardly believe that we made it to the US! It took lots of effort to close out in Peru, and it was hard to say good-bye to José’s family and our church family, but it has made all the difference in the world to know that God is leading us. We are grateful that friends helped us in such practical ways in Peru – by watching Laura and Sammy so that we could pack, by helping us do a yard sale, by washing our dishes, by going to look for boxes, and by being with us. Several of you wrote words of encouragement at just the right time, letting us know that you were praying.

Our initial adjustment has not been too difficult. We were greeted at the airport by Dennis, a Wycliffe colleague who used to work in Peru. We are now staying in another colleague’s home while she is in Peru until February. Our mission has a large center here on the south side of Dallas; it’s a perfect first stop in the US since there are so many resources for help here. We were given a big basket of groceries by a women’s ministry, coordinated by our friend who works in Hospitality. We were able to purchase a mini-van, get insurance for it, get cell phones, and have made a couple trips to Wal-Mart! We still need to get driver’s licenses, so we’ll soon start to think about that.

It’s José’s first time in the US and he is doing very well. He is amazed by how quiet it is here (no traffic noise, no street vendors). He is also amazed that it costs a quarter to put air in your tires at the gas station. In Peru, air was free!

Our furlough, or home leave, has begun and we look forward to catching up with many of you in the coming months. My last furlough was ten years ago, so it’s about time we visit with those who pray, encourage and give so faithfully. We are thinking of starting our drive north on the 10th of December. We’ll make overnight stops in Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, and arrive at my dad’s in Michigan a week before Christmas!

We wish each of you a blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you for walking with us and praying.

Lisa, José, Laura and Sammy

 

If you would like to contribute financially to our work, you can choose one of the following methods:

  1. Send a check to: Wycliffe Bible Translators // PO Box 628200 // Orlando, FL 32862-8200 – and include a separate note designating it for the work of Jose & Lisa Chambilla
  2. Online contributions can be made through http://www.wycliffe.org/Partnership.aspx?mid=0E62CB
  3. Tax-deductible contributions can be made by Visa or MasterCard by calling 1-800-Wycliffe

Dear Friends,

Hello from Holland, Michigan, where it has been snowing all day long! We are loving it – so cozy to be inside and fun to be out in it too! This morning the kids and I (Lisa) were out shoveling while José worked on fixing a computer. It took a good 15 minutes to get Laura (5) and Sammy (2) bundled in their snow suits and boots, hats and mittens too! Then Laura and I started clearing the wooden deck. That was fun because it was clearly defined and didn’t have any major bumps. Then we moved to clear the path that leads to the garage. After that we attempted to clear the driveway but discovered a layer of slippery ice under the snow. I thought that maybe it’s better to just leave the snow because that’s not so slippery! Then, for the mail man, we cleaned the steps that lead to the front door. Then we cleared the sidewalk. After that a gentleman from across the way offered for us to use his snow blower. I thanked him and told him that it’s our first time shoveling. Meanwhile, Sammy was stomping all over in the snow and seemed to be having a wonderful time. It was great because I didn’t have to be concerned about losing him. All I would’ve had to do was look for his footprints; his bright yellow and red snowsuit would have helped locate him easily too. Laura and I tried clearing more of the long driveway but decided we were plumb tuckered out. We came in for a snack! Oh, and then it kept snowing, so all of our work got covered over. Thankfully, someone with a truck and plow came and cleared our driveway about an hour ago. I have a feeling it was my Uncle Dave.

I’m so proud of our little Laura. She doesn’t seem to mind being cold and she was shoveling quite well. And some of our relatives have dogs here and she’s taking quite an interest to them. She is a trooper.

We thank God for His many blessings. And let me tell you, all of you guys are so dear to us that we thank Him for you too – on a regular basis.

Wherever you are, whatever circumstances you are facing, I hope you know how much God loves you. We wish you a blessed Christmas.

Lisa & José.

Jose's cell: 616-450-0419

Lisa's cell: 616-502-7254

 

If you would like to contribute financially to our work, you can choose one of the following methods:

  1. Send a check to: Wycliffe Bible Translators // PO Box 628200 // Orlando, FL 32862-8200 – and include a separate note designating it for the work of Jose & Lisa Chambilla
  2. Online contributions can be made through http://www.wycliffe.org/Partnership.aspx?eis=227490
  3. Tax-deductible contributions can be made by Visa or MasterCard by calling 1-800-Wycliffe

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