Jimmie and Timbrel Hull


Building a House of Prayer

The image God gave us for English Camp 2017 was “building a house of prayer.” The actual English Camp was definitely a culmination of that. We have been “practicing” as a family for years, with many frustrating attempts along the way, how to come together in worship and prayer, with Jesus as the worship leader.

Many of you know how God told us a big “NO” in October of 2010, “delaying” our departure for Uruguay and sending us back to school - the school of prayer - of learning to do everything BY prayer. We treasure this “NO” and continue to see the fruit of redemption that He is working in us. The latest fruit was this: sitting in our living room with volunteers from around the USA, inviting God’s Presence in a natural, kid-welcoming environment, hearing His name be lifted up as He stirred themes of worship in our hearts and led us in spiritual warfare. Great are You, LORD!

English Camp itself is always somewhat chaotic and exhausting, but these moments in the mornings set the tone for the day and kept our souls focused on the Good Shepherd and our ears tuned into His voice.

Some English Camp highlights:
record numbers of kids! (*almost* 50)
meeting several new families
forward momentum: parents were once again full of praise for how their kids were encouraged, both personally and in their English
volunteers! they used their gifts to:
-carry out a quality and interactive English Camp, complete with games, crafts, snacks, class time, and even some science projects
-cook amazing dinners
-care for the “Happy Campers” (Uruguay MK’s too young for English Camp)
-create a springboard of prayer strategy for the Rambla church plant

Another major highlight was that when our team took the English Camp volunteers to a C&MA church service in Montevideo, one volunteer heard God's voice and did what the Holy Spirit prompted, which led two young professionals meeting Christ as their Savior! Praise God!

What’s next?
Our team continues the weekly and monthly routines of Bible study, worship, and prayer that God has opened the doors for, as well as investing love, truth, and time in our neighbors, classmates, soccer teams, hockey teams, book clubs, language classes, etc. Jimbo continues the English Club with his “tias,” and we all continue to seek God’s direction for seeing His hand at work in the people we interact with. When one-on-one opportunities arise we praise God and go where He leads us.

We are also in a place of seeking God’s direction for a physical location here in Montevideo - a place for church life and community life. Our team has the capacity to host cooking classes, English classes, Kindermusik classes, adventure clubs for teens and preteens, English clubs, book clubs, etc etc etc. A coffee bar and a place for parents to gather with their children could also be part of the picture, along with other facets that have perhaps not been revealed yet

Please pray for clarity in the process of moving forward in terms of:
-business identity (there are several options - all complicated:)
-buy-in and input from the Uruguayan community as well as those who are already connected with the Rambla church plant

Please pray with us also about decisions for school for our kids. It is possible that changes need to happen by next year (this school year ends in December) to make sure that our kids are doing what they need to do.

Thank you SO SO much for supporting us. Please consider holding our financial lifelines by giving to the Great Commission Fund of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. We have felt the lifelines of prayer in these recent weeks. Thank you for standing with us through the constant battles, not against flesh and blood, that we encounter in this place.

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for His name in serving the saints, as you still do. “ - Hebrews 6:10

Blessings -
-Jimmie, Timbrel, Madeline, Kayden, Micah and Lilly Hull



Updated: August 02, 2017

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