Summer is winding down for us--just one more week until school starts! It's been a long one for us since we got out of American schools in May. The kids are ready to see all their friends and teachers again.
The last 6 weeks have been really busy and very blessed. God is working in Czech and we can see a difference in the spiritual atmosphere here. I've been collecting information for articles from all the different teams in Czech about their camps this summer and I'm amazed at how many people are coming to Christ. Our Ms all over the country are excited and encouraged. If you would like to read more about God's work in Europe, click here.
You have prayed in the past for a friend named Dereje. He is very close to baptism and is seeking our our fellowship since we've returned. He is married to an unbeliever and it is hard at home right now because of his faith. Please pray for him and for our time with his family.
You prayed in the past for a young girl named Kristyna. She became a believer recently. She is noticing how her friends are not interested in God. Please pray for her continued growth, as well as for her sister Kayja.
At our family camp this year, we continued to build relationships with 5 families. Lauren was able to share quite a bit with a teenager named Ondrej (Andrew). He is interested in coming to Youth Praha (an international youth group) this year. Pray for him to follow through. I also will continue to meet with Dasa once a week. She has not yet made a decision for Christ. Please pray for God to draw her. We're excited about taking over the English class with these families. As we plan and prepare for the year, pray for us to know how much spiritual content to put into our lessons and that our conversations on Mondays will be redemptive.
We had some friends over this past week and they brought a man they met in the park with them. He was from Texas. We shared Christ with him and he is spiritually open. Please pray for David. He invited Preston to come play basketball with a group of men every week. Its a great opportunity! We've invited him to Bridge, the church plant we are working with. Pray that he will respond.
Youth Praha will start soon and I will be discipling a young girl named Joanna as well as leading the Jr. High girls. Joanna is thinking about helping me lead but is hesitant to take on the responsibility. Please pray for her to listen to God's voice and be obedient.
In addition to God working in Czech, we've seen him doing some great things in other places as well. Preston and I have been to a meeting in Germany, planning some training events for our missionaries and we've been to Serbia and Romania talking to theological institutions about how we can help them reach their own people. Both trips were wonderful and God opened doors. We're excited to see what he's going to do. Preston will return to Serbia in October to teach Hermeneutics to the first 2o students at the seminary. He also has bible schools to visit in Ukraine, Spain and Germany.
That's a quick update of what we've seen God doing here. We so appreciate your prayers.