Monday, December 8, 2014

December 2014 Update

February 2014 Newsletter Update
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Jared's December 2014 Newsletter

Hello again from Vajta, Hungary!

It has been way to long since I last sent an update out to everyone!  This year has been going by so fast, I can hardly believe it is December already.  Every year what my parents told me in the past becomes even more true, "the older you get the faster time goes by".  I just wanted to send you all a quick update on my travel plans for the winter break and a few details from the year and then I will send a longer update along in the coming weeks recapping what all happened this year.
Since my last update there has been 2 semesters and the summer conference period.  The Spring semester flew by and involved a lot of planning and the installation of a new internet connection for us here in Vajta.  During the summer I was doing a lot of research towards some planned infrastructure upgrades we did this semester.  This fall I had a chance to be a bit more involved with the students, I led a small men's discipleship group and oversaw the servant hood area that all of the students participate in.  I also had a chance to go to Poland for a weekend where we visited the Auschwitz concentration camp and spent some time in Krakow as well.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning I head back to the states for a roughly 5 week period.  For a month I will be in Oregon and stay with my parents.  Then on the 8th of January I will fly to Arkansas for a short visit with some friends of mine, the Fosters.  I will then depart from there on the 14th to return to Hungary.  I hope I will get a chance to connect with some of you who live in the area while I am back!
In closing I just want to thank all of those who have been praying for me and supporting me, I will include some of my prayer requests below.

Jared Scheller

Prayer Requests:
  • Safe travels back to the states and while on break
  • Diligence to get some of my back-log of work done while off over the break.
  • Wisdom for the upcoming semester in organizing some of the new things I will be doing in the coming year.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 2014 Update

February 2014 Newsletter Update

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Jared's February 2014 Newsletter

Greetings again from Vajta, Hungary!

It is hard to believe it has already been almost 2 months since my last update and nearly a month since getting back to Hungary!  I had a great visit with the family and church back in Oregon and got a chance to visit some of my extended family as well while I was stateside.  I am looking forward expectantly to what the Lord has in store for the coming year!
I went to Oregon to visit with my parents from mid December until mid January.  I had a great time visiting with them and helping them around the house as there is quite a lot of practical work that still needs to be done on the house and property.  I was also able to have a few good visits with my sister and her husband and to see my grandma to celebrate her birthday.  I also got a chance to drive down to central California with my dad and visit my grandparents and one of my aunts and a cousin.  Being away from family is one of the hard parts of living out of the country so it is always a great blessing to be able to come home for visits and I am so thankful that the Lord has provided for me to make it home on usually a yearly basis.
It was also very good to be able to reconnect with my church family back home at CC Corvallis.  I also had more opportunities this year to get to know more people at the Calvary Chapel in Lebanon, Oregon where my parents go to church now.  I was able to help out with setup at church on a few occasions and had some grerat fellowship and chances to hang out with the Sunday morning service setup crew.
The last month back has been pretty busy but I have been able to get a lot of work done.  Not long after getting back we hosted the annual all Hungary Calvary Chapel women's conference.  I was mainly doing video recording and editing the videos to post them on the web.  The school semester is back in full swing now, we are into our second week of classes.  The start of the semester is usually very busy with all sorts of different administrative work to do with getting all of the new students taken care of and such.  I have quite a few projects slotted for the coming months and am looking forward to getting them done to improve things here on campus.
This semester I am also assisting one of the teachers here as his TA.  I am not sure how much work over all it will be but I am looking forward to being more involved with the class side of things here.  I am also finishing up a couple of my remaining classes for my degree as well.  These won't involve much time wise as I will be able to petition for past work for some of the class requirements while doing a few of the assignments.
Over the last seven years I have been really blessed that through my church and a couple supporters my needs have always been met financially.  I never had to formally seek to raise support as the Lord provided through them enough to meet my needs.  Sometimes it wasn't enough but my parents have always been very supportive and helped me out when there were times of need.  Looking back I am not sure if this was the right approach; if maybe I should have been seeking to raise more support as things could be tight at times.  Yet I am reminded of the verse in Philippians 4:12 where Paul talks about having learned to be content no matter what his situation and I hope to be like this as well in my ministry.  I feel that at this point in my ministry the Lord would have me share with my friends, family, and supporters about my needs.

Starting this year my home church is no longer able to support me on a monthly basis.  This leaves me with a shortfall in my monthly support that I need to attempt to fill.  When I first heard last year that my church wouldn't be able to support me I was worried, unsure if I would be able to continue in the ministry here.  The Lord has given me a peace about this however.  I know that if it is His desire for me to be here doing what I am doing He will provide exactly what He believes I need to do the ministry He has set in front of me.  I need to remember that what I do here is not my ministry, it is His and He just gives me a chance to be a part of it, I am not called to do specific things but whatever it might be that He asks me to do.  He doesn't call for great deeds but faithfulness.

I would ask that you would consider supporting me.  If you believe that is something you would like to do I would challenge you to ask God about it.  I don't want anyone supporting me because I have a need but rather because they believe that is what God wants them to do with what He has blessed them with.  If you don't think this is what God has for you then I would ask you to please pray for me, that I would be patient and trust Him to provide for my needs through those He has in mind to do so.  I will have information below for where support can be sent if you believe this is something God would have you to do.
This newsletter sure got long!  Sorry to send you all so much to read in one update!  I just have one last bit of news for you.  Starting this year I am now on board with a sending agency out of Albuquerque, New Mexico by the name of 'Called Christians'.  They will be handling my finiances from this point forward.  They also get together on a monthly basis to pray for all of the missionaries that they have partnered with.  It has already been a great partnership and I am looking forward to what the Lord has in store going forward with them as my sending agency.

in closing I just want to thank all of those who have been praying for me and supporting me, I will include some of my prayer requests below.

Jared Scheller

Prayer Requests:

  1. Wisdom in balancing my work schedule with my studies and other duties
  2. For being a TA for a class this semester and the work load involved with that
  3. Wisdom for some projects we are looking into doing that could involve a fair amount of planning but could possibly save us large amounts of time and streamline some of the administrative processes we have here at the college
  4. For finances, that I would through this time of uncertainty learn to draw closer to God, knowing that He will provide for my needs and to trust Him.

Praise Reports:

  1. That I had a safe and great time home visiting the church and family and friends
  2. For being able to get on with Called Christians as my sending agency
Tax deductible support with end of year receipt can be mailed to:
Called Christians, Inc
P.O. Box 90876
Albuquerque, NM 87199

Be sure to put the following on the check memo line: Jared Scheller

Monthly direct withdraw is available as well, contact me for more info if you are interested in this.
My mailing address is:
Jared Scheller
Petőfi Sándor utca 562
Vajta, Europe 7041

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 Newsletter Update

Jared's 2013 Newsletter Update

Greetings from Vajta, Hungary!

It has been awhile since I last sent out an update.  I am still serving in Hungary at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe.  It is hard to believe that I have been serving there for nearly seven years now.  It has been a huge blessing to be able to serve the Lord on the mission field all these years and I am looking forward to serving many more there if it be His will for me.
This last year has been a hard year and a great year at the same time.  There have definitely been some stretching events and times but I feel like I have grown a lot this year.  It has also been a very busy year both in work and other things.  One of the main reasons for it being so much busier was because starting in the spring semester I began working on my bachelor’s degree.  It was interesting trying to balance doing both classes and work and it made for some very busy times when assignments and finals came due.  That said though it was a super huge blessing to get back into the classroom again and to spend some more time studying the word than I had in quite awhile.  I have never enjoyed homework much but homework when it comes to the bible is certainly fulfilling in the end of things.  I just have three more requirements to fulfill and then I can work on my thesis.  I am both looking forward to and dreading my thesis at the same time.  I have never been very good at writing things but I am also very excited to spend a lot of time studying my topic and through the entire experience learning more about the Lord and growing closer to Him through it.
Work itself was good this year, not too many crazy things happened and thanks to the help of a former student and good friend we were able to do some much needed upgrades to the servers on campus that handle the internet connection, web services, and other things.  I am looking forward to the coming year being able to finally finish up some other projects I have been working on and hopefully Lord willing a major internet upgrade on campus to fit our growing needs for a faster and more robust internet connection.
Right now I am home visiting my parents in Oregon for five weeks, I will head back to Hungary in mid January.  It is good to visit with them and to get reconnected with the church back here at home.  I will also get a chance to visit some of my extended family while I am back and I am really looking forward to seeing them as it has been a couple years since I last saw some of them.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support and may you have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.  May this time of the year be a great reminder of the many blessings our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ has given to us!

Prayer Requests:
  1. Wisdom in balancing my work schedule with my studies
  2. Concerning some decisions I have to make in regards to health insurance, a new sending agency I am applying to, and some other financial decisions.  That I wouldn't let these things get to me but that I would trust that God has a plan in mind and He will see it through.
  3. Safe travels while I am here stateside and when I go to head back to Hungary in January
  4. Wisdom for decisions I have to make at work and what projects to focus my time on.  Sometimes it can be hard to balance so many different areas of the technical aspects here and knowing what to devote time to when can often be a big challenge.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

First Post!

I decided to start a blog.  I will use this blog mostly to post my missions updates but also possibly other thoughts and such.  I will have an update for everyone soon as well.
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