Joel and Elin Bubna

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


March 1, 2021

Dear family & friends,

We wanted to write a note to let you know about a transition happening in our lives. To make a very long story short, the dean/president of the C&MA University and Seminary in Abidjan came to visit us in Cleveland over a year ago. He asked us to join the team at the UACA as chaplain/pastoral couple for faculty and students. We prayed, talked to our mentors and families, and mostly heard from God through passages he led us to, etc... and finally said yes. It seems crazy at this age - we are both 60 now, but God's ways are not our ways. So, we will be moving to Abidjan this August. Nadia graduates in May and we'd like to get her settled before we go. We already sold our home, got rid of lots of stuff, and rented a small bungalow by the lake. Lots and lots of transitions happening for our family.

Thanks for your love and prayers,

Joel & Elin

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer


1. Pray for God’s provision as we prepare to move to Abidjan in August.
We will need to raise support to set a home up as well as buy a vehicle.

2. Pray for just the right home near the Seminary to rent. A place to be home and receive people!

3. Pray for our girls as they will be staying stateside.
Pray that they will find places of employment and places to “call home”.

4. Pray for travel in this COVID world – it is much more complicated now!

5. Pray for UACA, the university/seminary where we will be working and ministering.
Pray for the students and their families, for ease in getting to know everyone,
learn many new names and integrate into the community!

6. Pray for our health and strength in a country where malaria is much more of concern than Covid.

7. Pray for God’s wisdom for us.

Côte D'Ivoire


Updated: March 22, 2021

Children's Names
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Côte D'Ivoire
25 BP 684
Abidjan 25

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