Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Going Back to School

Bea, one of the young ladies in our church, invited us to make a presentation about hippies to her high school musical arts class. She had heard, correctly, that we were once part of the hippie movement of the 1960s. We told them about the hippies' search for love, peace, joy, and freedom, and how they ultimately failed to find these good things.

We were also able to tell them about the only one who is able to bring these good things to us through his life and death.

Monday, January 4, 2016

An Outing on New Year's Eve

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.