Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Work

Every calling has joyful and difficult parts.  Ours is no different.  One of the happiest parts of our work is the time we spend studying and praying with Czechs.  We have written about some of these opportunities in earlier posts, but here we want to tell you a bit about two groups we meet with on a pretty regular basis.

One of them is a young couple that lives in a nearby village - or maybe it's a town (there are more than 6,000 registered cities/towns/villages/wide-spots-in-the-road in this country, giving rise to endless conversation about the differences between a town and a village and a city...).  We meet with them almost every Monday evening for a couple of hours of reading and studying together.  Our friendship in Christ with them has deepened noticeably over the past several months.  And we see the Lord at work in them, and us, which is a huge delight! 

Another group is composed of the members of an extended family - grandparents, Moms and Dads, grand kids.  We have been studying the book of Mark with them and have been so encouraged by their eager interest and the lively discussions we have with them.

Please pray with us that the Lord will do a great work in the lives of these dear ones.  We often leave amazed at the sweetness of what the Lord has given us in these two families.