Few pictures from 2016
– Wheaton 4th July Parade
Old cars – The show
We finished our EXIT Tour at Zilina & Ruzomberok. To serve to the students is my the most exciting ministry activity.
But sometimes it is embarrassed one. For example – a girl came to us after our lecture about the healthy family. She cried a lot and said: “My parents just have divorced”. These are the moments when we have no idea how to respond.
Later her class teacher told us that there are 22 students in her classroom and only 3 of them are not from a divorced family. What a sad reality.
When we do not know how to respond we just pray!
Few members from our team (Peter, Hudson and Drahos) went with our Sound/Lights/Video equipment, in two vans, to help with Nick Vujicic events in Slovenia. Nick is serving since today till the end of the week at the schools (bullying prevention).
Our dream is to organize a prevention and evangelism event with Nick in our country too one day.
Can you pray for all organization team, for the protection and wisdom during the event?
It was such a joy to spend last week together with our TCK team, coworkers and many others/youth workers from JV family, seeking God on behalf of His movement in Central and Eastern Europe! What a privilege!
If you are interested in further study in this area of movements. I want to make you aware of three opportunities:
1) If you’d like to listen to the Moravian tour, or any of the talks from the conference, they are being uploaded on Sound Cloud. You can currently find the Moravian tour by searching for “Josiah Venture” on Sound Cloud. Also, be sure to check back on the Josiah Venture site for all of the talks, which will be uploaded soon: https://www.josiahventure.com/media/
2) If you’re interested in reading more about the Moravians, let me recommend two free resources. For a quick study, read the Christian History Magazine about Zinzendorf and the Moravians here: https://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/issue/zinzendorf-and-the-moravians/. For more information, download J.E. Hutton’s great book in a variety of formats: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2099.
Let me share smth about our busy summer. Read further…
Michael’s wedding day knocks on the doors (August 23rd). The wedding dress arrived from China, after 3 months, today, but it is not right size. We have a lot of “fun” at home. Michaela needs to fix one more exam to finish her second year at the college and then she can fully focus on the wedding/flat/new living preparation. Two weeks ago Michaela graduated from our/TCK School of the Leaders. It is the joy to see the way she follows Jesus.
Daniela graduated from the high school last month. She applied for two universities – in Trnava and Prešov. Empty nest is becoming the reality for us, the parents. Daniela is TCKompas English camps intern now. The internship program takes three months and we are glad that she can learn about life, different culture, herself and the Lord so much in these days. We/TCK will organize ten evangelistic English and two FUSION camps for 14 Slovak local churches this summer.
There are some challenges I need to face this summer too. I am supposed to be electric guitar teacher at Bratislava and Senec Fusion camp. Unfortunately not too much time to practice the playing now. Then, I will serve at the second term of English camp with our new partnering local church from Trencin. New church, new team, new non-church students. Moreover I have struggled with my computer last weeks, after it’s logic board had to be exchanged twice. Currently I am back working with the desktop computer, after so many years. Not too much flexibility any more, but I have more free time when I am at home.
Eva with ABIGAIL team organized National conference for the woman last weekend. Over 120 ladies came to be inspired, to learn and experience His presence. It was very busy and tiring season for her in spite of the fact that she experiences His goodness, care and presence.
It is blessing for us to have you as the part of our support team.
Have a great summer filled by His presence
2 Opportunities to support/join. Do that with joy!
1. OUR NEW CHURCH PLANT
After sending out by our mother church, we (7 families = 4 core team + 4 families) have started new church plant in September 2016. The name of the church plant is: ZA Kostolom – Beyond the Church. Evangelical Alliance offered us a 1:2 matching grant during next three years under the condition that the gifts from the members of our church will not be counted. We would love to use this opportunity in full range, but we need to raise up USD 2.300 per a year.
Would you be willing to support our new church plant through:
Support Our Church Plant through JV – Advance
Financial gifts will be used to support our pastor Jan Mahrik as well as our church mission to reach out new non-church people with the Gospel.
Thank you a lot!
2. My colleague Darina – New Christmas CD
Darina recorded her new Christmas CD. I’m super proud of all people involved in the process! Our Fusion students were involved too. Ivo, who became believer through Fusion ministry/tool, sings a duet with Darina, Jano Bracinik is playing the piano in Silent night song, Gavin plays the drums in Tisko spim etc….
I believe you will enjoy the music. You can listen to it by clicking at the picture above.
Darina still needs to cover CD Recording STUDIO expenses. You can download the music and if you would enjoy it, you can support the project.
Christmas CD Free download: https://soundcloud.com/darina-mala/sets/caro-vianoc
After 86 years, 8 months and 15 days we said our last good bye to Eva’s father.
He was great man of faith. When the communists put him in prison (in 1985) for his faith, one of his colleague, a pastor said: “He did not need to be so stubborn!” And this was the great thing about him. He knew to Whom he had believed. And Christ shined in his life. “Jail would be a great lesson for every pastor…” he said, after they released him from prison.
He was a great man who looked into the future. His college classmates called him “the Lion”. He was respectable and sober minded. He established the Evangelical alliance in Slovakia (which he led for a few years), and also the Prayer Brotherhood and Prayer Fellowship. He led a prison ministry and he served sick people in the hospitals. He was not afraid to work hard on the spiritual field as well as the church building. He believed that suffering for Christ is the highest honor from God.
We have lost a great example, a man of faith, a man with Christ’s mission. But we know that it is just for a while. And actually, I received the best gift from him – in his daughter. What a blessing!