The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bandage the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and freedom from darkness for the prisoners, [to] proclaim the year of the favor of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to console all that they mourn, and foresee for those who are afflicted in Zion, to grant them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of justice, a plantation of the Lord for the exhibition of his splendor. -Isaiah 61: 1-3
Name(s): Hubley Family
Host Country: Bulgaria
The Hubley family moved to Bulgaria in January 2013. After serving as lay leaders at their local church in southwestern Michigan, the Lord called them to this full-time ministry while Pete was in the midst of a career in Architecture. Pete's natural gifts have always been counseling and herding, which ultimately led him to obtain a degree in Education for family life. Ursula's degree is in nonprofit management and marketing. She has a great love for all the arts. Together, Pete and Úrsula enjoy hospitality and open their homes to others.
The hopelessness of the post-communist culture of Eastern Europe led us to Bulgaria. Already ministering through Spiritual Freedom and personal discipleship in our ministries in the United States, we have found that Bulgaria's depression, worry and despair have a bitter grip on Bulgarians, even on many who are Christians. In addition, the spiritual remnants of communism have brought confusion between superstition and biblical truth. Our ministry can be summarized more easily with the word "discipleship." First, we are called to train and equip nationals in a catalytic way so that they can better reach those in their spheres of influence with confidence and authority in Christ. We realize that the Bulgarians will always reach the Bulgarians more easily than we as "foreigners". Therefore, we seek men and women of peace who are willing to be used by God, but may lack faith, training or both. If you are willing to meet with us, we are open to discipleship. HOW we know them depends on the doors God uses, but they have included baseball training, conversational English tutoring and more.