Jordan & Lindsay Stumbo; Russia
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Name: Jordan Stumbo
Address: 134 N. Perry Street, P.O. Box 376 Medora, IN 47260
“I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh.”
These words rang over and over again in my mind as a thirteen year old young man, praying on the 18th floor of a hotel called Soveitskaya. It was the year 2000 and my family and I were in our third year of our appointment as missionaries to Russia. We were having our summer conference as churches from all over Russia, the Ukraine and the Baltic States came and ministered and were ministered to. That was the moment that God begin to deal with my heart about fulfilling His Word. I was being compelled to not just be a hearer of the Word but a doer. Several years later while my family was in the United States, in Parson’s Tennessee, I received the call to preach at a youth rally. Still the Word of the Lord that had spoken to me three years ago was planted firmly in my heart and mind.
For the next few years I began to do what many young ministers begin to do, pray and preach. I spoke and sang at youth functions and services, all while trying to minister to the best of my feeble abilities. For those of you who have been to Russia you know that a Russian pulpit is not the easiest nor most exciting place to preach, but God began to open up hearts, not because of my ability, but because His Word had to be fulfilled.
When I turned eighteen I left my mother, father and brother and came back to the United States. I started my classes in Indiana Bible College with a focus on music. During a powerful move of God my direction was established, I was to preach. The next year I changed my major and began to preach at any church that would have me. I preached at large churches, small churches and anything in between. God was beginning to prepare me for what was to come.
Between my sophomore and junior year of college I met the love of my life, Lindsay. My parents were doing deputation and I travelled with them. Lindsay and I began to talk and write letters to each other for the rest of my parent’s deputation. As our conversations progressed our burden for missions began to come out, and we both knew that it was in our future to do something for God in a foreign land.
After two years of dating, during which time I graduated from college, Lindsay and I were married. Three weeks after our wedding we were on the road as evangelists preaching our first revival. I always knew that eventually we would return to Russia, but I honestly didn’t know when God would open the doors. In the year 2010, ten years after that initial touch that sent me on this journey, God spoke again. I heard that familiar voice saying, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.” I began to pray for direction and He turned me to the Baltic States and regions that are surrounding the western border of Russia. My wife and I sought God for several months until I said to her, “it’s time to go” she simply replied, “I know”. God had moved upon us both, it was time to go back to fulfill the Word of God. God opened so many doors for us over the next few months that I am still amazed at His goodness and blessings. Keep us in your prayers as we endeavor to do the work of the Lord.
-Jordan and Lindsay Stumbo