Thursday, June 2, 2016

Team Retreat 2016

Last month we invited Paul and Liz Meiners to lead our team retreat, and they did a great job! We spent some restful days talking about our team, and our work, and being refreshed from God’s word. While the Meiners were here, we went on an outing to one of the beautiful caves in the Moravian Karst. There are several in the area north of Brno. The cave we visited has an underground river flowing through it and we were able to take a short boat ride. I’m pretty sure I’d never been in a boat underground before. The woods around the caves were also very lovely as you can see from the pictures.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Amazing Beauty

We have often been amazed at how beautiful the Czech Republic is. One of the most beautiful sights here is a rapeseed field in full bloom. Every spring the flowers begin to show up in April and the farmers start plowing and planting. In early May the rapeseed fields begin to bloom with a yellow flower so vivid it seems phosphorescent. The color is so brilliant that it’s almost blinding to look at these fields in full sunlight. It’s one of our little delights each year to see the return of this crop.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Conference and Community

Last month our whole team was privileged to attend an Acts 29 conference in Rome. We were really encouraged by the gospel-centered preaching and by the fellowship with pastors and missionaries from around Europe. Our discussion group included a Hungarian pastor and his wife. It was so interesting to learn from their perspective about ministry in former communist countries. We were all refreshed and energized by our time there.