Valerie and Clark Rumfelt

Clark and Valerie Rumfelt serve with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in Byram, Mississippi. After having served for many years as church planters in Canada and Rhode Island, they returned home to Mississippi in the fall of 2014 to begin a new NAMB assignment as Executive Directors of the Buried Treasures Home. Founded as a ministry of First Baptist Jackson, Buried Treasures provides a safe, residential environment for women leaving prison and/or an addiction treatment facility.

“Our mission is to find women who are ready to change for the first time in their lives,” Clark shares. “We desire that each lady develop a close friendship with Jesus. Our hope is that they will take what they’ve learned here with us and go on to become healthy, functioning citizens in this world and in the Kingdom of God.”

Buried Treasures’ motto is “Women finding faith and freedom.” Toward that end, programming at the ministry is founded upon three key components: transition, transformation, and trust. The 65 acres offer residents a peaceful, scenic setting. Clark and Valerie lead the ladies enrolled in the ministry through a daily program schedule. “Since we live on site at the ministry, we are able to work closely with those we serve,” Valerie says.

The Rumfelts ask for your prayer support. They also welcome church partners who will send groups to work with them and to support the ministry financially.

David and Carla Tubbs

God used the skills and talents David and Carla Tubbs developed as the owners of their own business to prepare them for full-time mission work. Originally the couple moved to Colorado in the early 1990s while working with another mission organization. Now entering their fifth year with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), the Tubbs are church planters in Summit County, Colorado.

David and Carla minister to “young adults who come to the county to work for the ski season as well as locals who live here year-round.” The couple helps local residents through the work of Summit Resort Ministries, providing them with food, clothing, and short-term housing. In 2016, the Tubbs decided to offer to the community the fellowship of a new church home.

“Our church’s name is Encounter 5:21,” says David. “Our favorite passage in the Bible is II Corinthians 5:21, ‘For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.’” The main purpose for its founding was “to establish a church that cares about people, meets needs, and teaches God’s Word.” Another family serves alongside David and Carla in their work.

“We desperately need more Christian workers during the winter. We need financial support for the church and our ministry. Most of all, we need prayer. Please pray for workers who could come and serve long-term, as well as people to help for the ski season.”

Brandon and Tammy

Brandon and Tammy began their adult missionary experiences with the International Mission Board (IMB) while serving as Journeymen after college. Although overseas on assignments at different times, the couple met while stationed in Nepal. After Brandon and Tammy married, they served with the IMB as Associate Affinity Trainers for missionaries with North African and Middle Eastern assignments.

Brandon, Tammy, and their young son are back in the United States, after having lived overseas for many years. They are now affiliated with East-West Ministries International (EWMI). This organization, established in 1993, was founded upon four core strategies: “mobilize the body of Christ, evangelize the lost, equip local leaders, and multiply disciples and churches.” Brandon and Tammy serve missionaries serving with EWMI and the people groups in the 54 countries where EWMI is currently working.

Although placing them closer to family, Brandon and Tammy’s recent move poses certain adjustments. “We need prayer for settling into a new home, new community, and new role,” Brandon shares. “We are also adapting to life in the United States after having lived abroad for many years.”

Tammy explains the couple accepted this new opportunity “because of our desire to help the gospel spread until there is no place left! Our heart is to equip national believers in engaging the edges of lostness.” Brandon and Tammy are so grateful for First Baptist Jackson’s continued support since Tammy’s days at Millsaps College. “First Baptist Jackson can continue to invest in and support the ‘no place left’ vision by praying for us and financially supporting us.”

Casey and Scott Tuminello

The Tuminello family is adjusting to life in a colder climate region after having served for many years in an area warmed by tropical breezes. Scott and Casey, career missionaries with the International Mission Board (IMB), moved in 2017 to Copenhagen, Denmark. In fact, they are the only IMB missionaries in the country of Denmark.

Scott and Casey are the parents of three energetic daughters who range in age from nine to four. This couple also juggles many responsibilities while partnering with a local Danish Baptist church in the city. “Our mission is to see Danish people come to know Christ and to live out a very active and growing spiritual life, while sharing the gospel to their non-believing friends,” Scott shares.

Currently, all five Tuminellos are involved in language classes. As a mother, Casey’s attention is also focused on helping cultivate in her daughters “deepening relationships with the Lord, good friendships, and helping the girls feel at home in their new culture.”

“Ministry in a post-Christian culture is very difficult,” Scott says. “It isn’t that people in this culture think badly of religion; the difficulty is that they do not think about religion at all. They cannot see how or why religion of any sort does or should play a role in their lives. We truly believe in the power of prayer and greatly appreciate your prayers for the Danish people and for our family.”

Engaging New Believers One Game at a Time (S and M)

This missionary family uses a non-traditional approach when reaching out to touch others in Jesus’ name. S. and M. are career missionaries with the International Mission Board (IMB). Because their work takes them to places in the world in which security levels are high, they are unable to share their full names

“Our focus is engaging Unreached and Unengaged People Groups (UUPG) all around the world through sports.” This couple works on the Global Sports Strategy Team, which serves each affinity (people) group supported by the IMB. “The Team utilizes strategic engagement through sports, as well as management operations for a sports business. This provides creative access to restricted-access countries.”

Beside meeting the demands of their ministry roles, this couple is also rearing their four children. M.’s days are filled with the many preparations required by a homeschool curriculum. She shares, “Prayers for energy, strength, patience, and wisdom would certainly be appreciated.” S. shoulders the bulk of the demanding workload for the couple’s ministry. He asks for “prayers to have the ability to manage ministry as well as family responsibilities.”

“We most definitely feel called to engage in the areas of the world where He is not known and worshipped,” S. says. “Please continue to pray that the Father would call out those from the UUPGs that we work with to know, love, and worship Him alone. Thank you for your increased efforts to partner with us!”

Valerie and Clark Rumfelt

Clark and Valerie Rumfelt serve with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in Byram, Mississippi. After having served for many years as church planters in Canada and Rhode Island, they returned home to Mississippi in the fall of 2014 to begin a new NAMB assignment as Executive Directors of the Buried Treasures Home. Founded as a ministry of First Baptist Jackson, Buried Treasures provides a safe, residential environment for women leaving prison and/or an addiction treatment facility.

“Our mission is to find women who are ready to change for the first time in their lives,” Clark shares. “We desire that each lady develop a close friendship with Jesus. Our hope is that they will take what they’ve learned here with us and go on to become healthy, functioning citizens in this world and in the Kingdom of God.”

Buried Treasures’ motto is “Women finding faith and freedom.” Toward that end, programming at the ministry is founded upon three key components: transition, transformation, and trust. The 65-acres offer residents a peaceful, scenic setting. Clark and Valerie lead the ladies enrolled in the ministry through a daily program schedule. “Since we live on site at the ministry, we are able to work closely with those we serve,” Valerie says.

The Rumfelts ask for your prayer support. They also welcome church partners who will send groups to work with them and to support the ministry financially.

David and Carla Tubbs

God used the skills and talents David and Carla Tubbs developed as the owners of their own business to prepare them for full-time mission work. Originally the couple moved to Colorado in the early 1990s while working with another mission organization. Now entering their fifth year with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), the Tubbs are church planters in Summit County, Colorado.

David and Carla minister to “young adults who come to the county to work for the ski season as well as locals who live here year-round.” The couple helps local residents through the work of Summit Resort Ministries, providing them with food, clothing, and short-term housing. In 2016, the Tubbs decided to offer to the community the fellowship of a new church home.

“Our church’s name is Encounter 5:21,” says David. “Our favorite passage in the Bible is II Corinthians 5:21, ‘For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.’” The main purpose for its founding was “to establish a church that cares about people, meets needs, and teaches God’s Word.” Another family serves alongside David and Carla in their work.

“We desperately need more Christian workers during the winter. We need financial support for the church and our ministry. Most of all, we need prayer. Please pray for workers who could come and serve long-term, as well as people to help for the ski season.”

Brandon and Tammy

Brandon and Tammy began their adult missionary experiences with the International Mission Board (IMB) while serving as Journeymen after college. Although overseas on assignments at different times, the couple met while stationed in Nepal. After Brandon and Tammy married, they served with the IMB as Associate Affinity Trainers for missionaries with North African and Middle Eastern assignments.

Brandon, Tammy, and their young son are back in the United States, after having lived overseas for many years. They are now affiliated with East-West Ministries International (EWMI). This organization, established in 1993, was founded upon four core strategies: “mobilize the body of Christ, evangelize the lost, equip local leaders, and multiply disciples and churches.” Brandon and Tammy serve missionaries serving with EWMI and the people groups in the 54 countries where EWMI is currently working.

Although placing them closer to family, Brandon and Tammy’s recent move poses certain adjustments. “We need prayer for settling into a new home, new community, and new role,” Brandon shares. “We are also adapting to life in the United States after having lived abroad for many years.”

Tammy explains the couple accepted this new opportunity “because of our desire to help the gospel spread until there is no place left! Our heart is to equip national believers in engaging the edges of lostness.” Brandon and Tammy are so grateful for FBCJ’s continued support since Tammy’s days at Millsaps College. “FBCJ can continue to invest in and support the ‘no place left’ vision by praying for us and financially supporting us.”

Engaging New Believers One Game at a Time (S and M)

This missionary family uses a non-traditional approach when reaching out to touch others in Jesus’ name. S. and M. are career missionaries with the International Mission Board (IMB). Because their work takes them to places in the world in which security levels are high, they are unable to share their full names

“Our focus is engaging Unreached and Unengaged People Groups (UUPG) all around the world through sports.” This couple works on the Global Sports Strategy Team, which serves each affinity (people) group supported by the IMB. “The Team utilizes strategic engagement through sports, as well as management operations for a sports business. This provides creative access to restricted-access countries.”

Beside meeting the demands of their ministry roles, this couple is also rearing their four children. M.’s days are filled with the many preparations required by a homeschool curriculum. She shares, “Prayers for energy, strength, patience, and wisdom would certainly be appreciated.” S. shoulders the bulk of the demanding workload for the couple’s ministry. He asks for “prayers to have the ability to manage ministry as well as family responsibilities.”

“We most definitely feel called to engage in the areas of the world where He is not known and worshipped,” S. says. “Please continue to pray that the Father would call out those from the UUPGs that we work with to know, love, and worship Him alone. Thank you for your increased efforts to partner with us!”

Casey and Scott Tuminello

The Tuminello family is adjusting to life in a colder climate region after having served for many years in an area warmed by tropical breezes. Scott and Casey, career missionaries with the International Mission Board (IMB), moved in 2017 to Copenhagen, Denmark. In fact, they are the only IMB missionaries in the country of Denmark.

Scott and Casey are the parents of three energetic daughters who range in age from nine to four. This couple also juggles many responsibilities while partnering with a local Danish Baptist church in the city. “Our mission is to see Danish people come to know Christ and to live out a very active and growing spiritual life, while sharing the gospel to their non-believing friends,” Scott shares.

Currently, all five Tuminellos are involved in language classes. As a mother, Casey’s attention is also focused on helping cultivate in her daughters “deepening relationships with the Lord, good friendships, and helping the girls feel at home in their new culture.”

“Ministry in a post-Christian culture is very difficult,” Scott says. “It isn’t that people in this culture think badly of religion; the difficulty is that they do not think about religion at all. They cannot see how or why religion of any sort does or should play a role in their lives. We truly believe in the power of prayer and greatly appreciate your prayers for the Danish people and for our family.”