Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Šárka and Honza invited us to join them for a visit to a pilgrimage church in nearby Provodov on December 31st. We all followed our friend, Roman Piluša, who has done reconstruction work on the church. Roman took us on a very chilly tour of the church's stations of the cross in the woods above the church; the wind was blowing 20 - 25 miles per hour and the temperature was well below freezing. Afterwards, we got a personal tour of the lovely interior. We were quite happy to finish our outing in a nearby, warm restaurant where we enjoyed a lunch with hot soup and hot drinks.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Last Saturday we hosted our annual Christmas party. We invited about 50 friends and most of them showed up at one time or another during the afternoon or evening. There was a good mixture of friends from our church and those whom we know through other connections.
The Holy Spirit allowed us to create a warm, loving atmosphere. We think many of our non-church friends come just to experience that warmth. Please pray with us for genuine fruit from this time we had with them.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Annette and I spent several very rewarding days in Prague last week at a church planting conference sponsored by Acts 29. We truly enjoyed the speakers and their enthusiasm. I think out favorite part of the conference were the people we met. There were pastors and missionaries from many European countries, all working to establish little outposts of heaven in their cities and towns. It was like finding beautiful, delicate plants growing in rock-hard soil.