Hands and Feet on the Move!

I have a very important update for you today! I have attached a letter that I am sharing with every individual, church, and district who have supported me over the years.

It is with some mixed feelings that I write this to you today. God has laid it on my heart to pursue graduate studies. This is something that I have been praying about for the last three years. I was going to attempt to try to do an online program while on the mission field, and have been praying faithfully about this decision. This fall some doors have been shut and some doors have been opened. I know this is God’s timing for me to return to the United States. In the midst of sad thoughts of leaving my home for the last five years, there is also joy and excitement for what God has in store.

I do not know where I will land in the USA yet. There are several factors that come into play. Ordination is very important to me. I need to find a Church home to be plugged into ministry for one more year of full-time ministry with my district license. I will also be factoring in locations of graduate programs in counseling and job opportunities that can help me work my way through school. So I will be asking for your prayers as I seek God’s guidance, as I navigate this transition.

In Christ,

Ashley May Huber

 

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME

IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME

Several weeks ago I spend a Sunday morning at a beautiful church in Indiana. This church was blessed with several children from the community. I had the opportunity to spend the Sunday school hour with them. As we were sitting in the sanctuary waiting for the service to start I turned around in my seat to talk to several of these young ones. One boy pointed to the altar in front and asked if there was a body in there. The question startled me and I turned to look at what he was pointing at. 

As I looked at the altar in its “coffin” shape with the words, “In remembrance of me” on it. I had to take a moment to think how best to explain what that table represented to this young child who was new to the church. A beautiful conversation followed. 

Since that day I have been thinking about that encounter and that table. Throughout the Bible, we see the Spirit of God at work. 

In the Old Testament, there are stories after stories of amazing things that happen when people encounter the Spirit of God. 

When Christ was baptized the Spirit of God came down and announced to the world that, “This is my Son, with whom I am pleased!” 

Jesus was lead to the desert and tempted when he reentered society He was filled with the Spirit of God.

 Then Jesus spent three years ministering in the world in a new way. The Spirit of God was transforming the way we think of ministry.  Miracle after miracle the kingdom of God was being built. 

Then on the day of Pentecost that the spirit of our God was made available to all! We are called to live a life on this earth filled with that Spirit of God. We are called to remember Christ ministry and know that we can participate in building the kingdom with Christ in us! 

This is not always easy. I have been back in Croatia for only two weeks and I have hit some bumps in the road. I found out a few days after landing that my visa was going to be denied. Because of a lot of new laws and political dynamics here to get my visa I have had to make the move back to Zagreb. 

This has not been a pleasant process. I had two days to pack up my whole apartment and consolidate into three suitcases. It was physically and emotionally taxing. 

My lawyer has confidence that it will be taking care of in the next few weeks! But these last two weeks I had to keep reminding myself of that table and how God is with us. Even in bad times, the Spirit of the living God is with us! I will be living in Zagreb and will be making the drive out to Koprivnica weekly. 

Things happen to us all the time that we can not predict. But God is with us and even in situations where we can not see the light at the end of the tunnel. We need to have faith because in those moments God will still use us to do things we could not even think or imagine! 

Please take note that I have a new address! Many people have blessed me with inspirational cards throughout the year. Please if you are reading this pass the word along! 

NEW ADDRESS 

Ashley Huber 

Ulica Josipa Prikrila 12,

Zagreb Croatia 10000

Song of Encouragement this week!

I can see Waters raging at my feet 
I can feel The breath of those surrounding me 
I can hear The sound of nations rising up 
We will not be overtaken We will not be overcome
I can walk Down this dark and painful road 
I can face Every fear of the unknown 
I can hear All God’s children singing out 
We will not be overtaken We will not be overcome
The same power that rose Jesus from the grave 
The same power that commands the dead to wake 
Lives in us, lives in us 
The same power that moves mountains when He speaks 
The same power that can calm a raging sea 
Lives in us, lives in us 
He lives in us, lives in us
We have hope 
That His promises are true 
In His strength There is nothing we can’t do 
Yes, we know There are greater things in store 
We will not be overtaken We will not be overcome
The same power that rose Jesus from the grave 
The same power that commands the dead to wake 
Lives in us, lives in us 
The same power that moves mountains when He speaks 
The same power that can calm a raging sea 
Lives in us, lives in us He lives in us, lives in us
Greater is He that is living in me 
He’s conquered our enemy 
No power of darkness 
No weapon prevails 
We stand here in victory
Greater is He that is living in me 
He’s conquered our enemy 
No power of darkness 
No weapon prevails 
We stand here in victory
Oh, in victory
Yeah
The same power that rose Jesus from the grave 
The same power that commands the dead to wake 
Lives in us, lives in us 
The same power that moves mountains when He speaks 
The same power that can calm a raging sea 
Lives in us, lives in us  He lives in us, lives in us
He lives in us

 

 

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Hands and Feet in Croatia July 2018