Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Support Letter

the following letter is our support letter, to you our family, friends, and truly the backbone to our ministry. the Lord, through your thoughts and prayers has used us, and we thank you!

Dear Family and Friends,

Since our wedding last June the Lord has thrown us into a whirlwind of ministry. As you may already be aware, we have spent the last nine months reaching out to high schools students across the United States through character building assemblies. This journey has brought us through 20 states! It has been a journey that we will never forget and we are praying that some students will never forget as well. We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to have the adventure we have, and we are excited to ask you to be a part of the continuing journey that the Lord is taking us on.

The Lord has been kind to us in making it truly apparent as to what Arminda and my next step in our life together is. He has truly pushed us right into serving in the Czech Republic this summer teaching English at English camps. We will be working with Josiah Venture, leading an Intern Team on 4-6 people who will be helping lead three different English Camps over the course of the summer. Our goal for the summer is to provide quality English lessons to students of the Czech Republic, while reaching them with the message of the Love of Christ. I have done this same trip in the summer of 2009, although not as a leader. We are sure that the Lord will provide for us, and prepare us for this summer, because we know that without Him all of our efforts will truly be useless.

This is why we are asking you to partner with us this summer. We would like you to partner with us in three different ways.
  1. Prayer. We need your prayer so badly! Your prayer is the literal cornerstone of our ministry. The Lord will use us, but we truly believe that your prayer will strengthen us and prepare us in ways that we will never be able to comprehend or explain.
  2. Financial Support. We ask you to pray and ask if the Lord is calling you to financially support us. We have a staggering $8400 to raise in a very short period of time. This is an extremely daunting number for us to look at. We believe that this is the smallest insignificant grain of sand to the Lord, but right now it is the only roadblock in our path keeping us from serving the students of the Czech Republic this summer. Look below for details on giving.
  3. Encouragement. We need your words of love and encouragement. Believe it or not Arminda and I sometimes get discouraged and feel inadequate. So please, if the Lord brings us or one of us to your heart, send us a text, comment on our blog, Facebook, or call us! We love you all dearly and would love to hear from you and talk with you personally!
We will be leaving for the Czech Republic May 24th and getting back the second week of August. If you feel like the Lord is calling you to support us financially you can respond in one of two ways:

Online Donation! For the first time ever Interns can recieve donations through online giving, we are excited to give you all a very convienent, easy option. If you would like to give electronically please follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the link at the top of the page labeled "GIVE"
  3. Type in "Walborn" in the search bar that appears
  4. Fill out donation form and click Submit.

Or you may send a check to:
 P. O. Box 4317 
 Wheaton, IL  60189-4317 
Our account number is 17017 
This account number must be on the memo line of your check or we will NOT receive your support!

We thank you for being an active part of the Lord's ministry in our lives and are excited to continue sharing it with you over the course of the next few months and the years to come.

In Christ,

Nicholas and Arminda Walborn

Monday, April 4, 2011

set in stone

God is good! our job is drawing to a close and we are looking forward to this summer in the Czech. we have officially been accepted to the Czech Republic this summer and are able to start support raising in the next few days! our journey over the past 8 months has been a rewarding one. minda and i had an amazing conversation together yesterday, we talked about what we have gleened from this experience. we both talked about how we have grown during our journey through the United States. we have had such an amazing privilege to have the possibility to reach over 100,000 students with a message of encouragement. it is truly a sobering fact to realize that God has worked through two completely broken unworthy people to reach students with a message of hope. we have both grown in many ways, too many to talk about here, but we would love to talk with you personally about them if you would only ask us.

arminda and i are so, so excited about this summer. we are a little apprehensive about the financial aspect of our trip, but we know 100% that the Lord has called us to the Czech this summer and that He will provide for us. we ask you, our family and friends to seriously pray and consider if it may be possible that the Lord is calling you to support us this summer. we understand that economic times are extremely hard for everyone, but every single dollar counts. and if you are unable to give or you feel that the Lord is not calling you to support us financially, we sincerely ask that you pray for us and for our potential financial supporters. we only have a couple months so we need your prayers now more than ever!

we will have information on how to support us financially with our next update!