Thursday, July 25, 2013

Friend of Jesus

Yesterday one of our teachers was presenting her Bible lesson.  During the lesson, she asked if any of her students would like to be Jesus’ friend.  Her helper saw one of the children, about 6 years old, begin to nod his head in affirmation of his desire to be a friend of Jesus.

In the young adults’ class, two of our students have shown real interest in the Bible stories during class this week.

We are overjoyed at seeing these evidences of the Holy Spirit’s work among us.  Please pray that the camp would end well, that faith would be born in some and grow in others.  Please pray for safety in travel for our students and our team.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


It’s hard to believe that our English camp has reached the halfway mark.  Once again, as we have seen in the past, this is the fastest week of the year.
We have been especially encouraged by the reports we are getting about our young adults and the connections they are making to the youth in our church. 

Yesterday afternoon we had a difficult, but very good, discussion about forgiveness in one of our discussion and discovery groups.  We talked about how hard it is to forgive others, but how necessary it is, too.  Forgiveness heals the offender and the offended.

Thank you for your continuing prayer support for our work!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Seeing God at Work

One of the great privileges of missionary work is seeing God work. 
The primary theme of our English camp this year is the heart.  We have been discussing the heart, its meaning and its place in our lives, since the beginning of the week.  In our evening program last night, Kristy Booker gave her testimony.  She told the camp how God had supported her through her struggles and kept her heart in his love and care.  Several of those who were listening were deeply moved.  Kristy had opportunity to speak with some of them afterwards.

This was God at work.  We were allowed to see him as he worked.  It was, and is, a beautiful thing.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday Was Awesome!!!

Thank you so much for continuing to pray for God to be present in our English camp!  Many of our friends attended worship yesterday.  René preached an excellent sermon from Matthew on the two great commandments.  Later in the day we heard from Alan about the different ways we refer to the heart – both as a physical organ and as representative of our whole beings.  The discussion groups really went well.  We saw God at work in many ways yesterday – in our classes, in our conversations, and in the atmosphere of the camp.

Close by is a picture of Ginger’s class learning to play some parachute games.

Please, keep those prayers coming!  THANK YOU!!!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

It begins…

Our annual English camp got underway last night with the evening program.  The music was good and there was a good atmosphere in the room.  One of our friends from church gave her testimony during the program.  Although she was literally shaking in her shoes, the Lord used her. 

Please pray with us for open hearts and minds, for protection from the evil one, and for sweet times of conversation with friends new and old.


Johnny and Annette

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

Last Sunday we were overjoyed to receive two new families and a single man into the membership of our little church in Zlín.  As part of that joining, two children and one of the parents were baptized.  These  two families are part of the Karolinka Bible study we have written about in previous newsletters and blog posts.  So, it was an especially joyful day for us.

It has been an enormous privilege for us to spend time with these dear ones and to become friends with them over the past three years.  Please join us in celebrating their union with our church family!