Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Visit from Katie and Ellie

P1090576We enjoyed a special treat over Easter weekend. Katie and Ellie came for a short visit! Katie is an old friend whose family has been part of our home church for many years; Ellie is a friend of Katie’s, and now, a new friend of ours. These young ladies have been teaching in Spain for the past seven months and were doing some last-minute traveling before returning to the States. We were delighted that we made it onto their schedule.

We visited Kroměříž (don’t try that with a mouth full of Rice Krispies), which was the home of several Czech archbishops. We also took them to one of our favorite events: the meeting of the Zlín home group. We were very grateful for our time with them.   P1090586

Monday, April 9, 2012

We’ve Moved

Well, actually, the church in Zlín has moved, we are still living in the same apartment.  As the departure date for the Andersons and Deutschmanns draws near, we no longer need the rented space we were using for the English teaching P1090611center. So, we moved out at the end of February.  Many of you know that the Reformed Church of Zlín also used the space at the center for Sunday worship.  When the decision to move out was made late last year, we started searching for another location for the church to meet.  We looked at rental properties in apartment buildings, storefronts, and factories – none of which seemed satisfactory for our congregation.

In the end, the Lord provided an opportunity for us to meet in the lovely building of the local Seventh Day Adventist church.  Some pictures of the inside of the building are nearby.  This is a wonderful facility!  It has seating for over 100 people (we only have 40 on a good day), a kitchen (we didn’t have one at the center), and a large area for meals and fellowship. So, it provides some room for growth.

Please pray with us that the church will see this change of venue as a challenge to grow. Thank you for your generous support!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jsme Ohromeni!

Translation: We’re Amazed! Thank you for your generosity in providing the money needed for the translation of Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands! We had no idea that the funds for this project would come in so quickly.

We are excited to begin the process of translation and publishing. No, we will NOT be doing the translation ourselves. That would take way too long and the result would look like a five year old’s first attempt at writing a complete sentence. There are folks here who make their living doing this sort of work and we hope to engage one of them. We will keep you posted as the work progresses. We are blessed to have such excellent partners.