Saturday, July 14, 2018

Engagement

As of June 30th,James and Caitlyn are engaged. Wedding scheduled for May.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Jan Hus Day


Jan Hus Day is a public holiday in the Czech Republic on 6 July.

This holiday commemorates the martyrdom of Jan Hus in 1415.

History of Jan Hus Day

Jan Hus, born in Bohemia in 1369, was a priest, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague.

Inspired by the teachings of John Wycliffe, which he helped translate into Czech.

Hus is seen as a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century. Hus was an advocate of church reforms, such as using Czech as the liturgical language, aligning the church's practices with teachings contained in the Bible, limiting the power of the church to spiritual matters, and stopping the sale of indulgences.

His followers became known as Hussites.

He was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1412 for insubordination.

After being promised safe passage to attend a meeting that was intended to discuss the differences in the church, Hus was detained and put on trial. Refusing to give up his beliefs, he was found guilty of heresy against the doctrines of the Catholic Church and was burned at the stake on 6 July 1415.

During his execution, it is said that the pages from the banned Wycliffe bible were used as kindling, and one of Jan's last acts was to proclaim that a man would rise up in a 100 years whose teachings could not be suppressed. Almost exactly a century later in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his list of 95 issues against the Roman Catholic church onto the church door at Wittenburg.

Between 1420 and 1431, the Hussite forces defeated five consecutive papal crusades against followers of Hus. Their defence and rebellion against Roman Catholics became known as the Hussite Wars.




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

School Update




Debra is very excited to have finally finished school. Well, she has finally finished teaching our children their daily lessons anyway. (smile) David finished his final examinations just over a week ago. His graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 4th. So, in light of that, Debra has completed nearly 24 years of teaching kindergarten through the twelfth grade. I decided that she deserves a diploma as well. David finished at the top of his class, class of one but okay, still he managed to maintain a 4.0 average throughout all of the twelve years. We are very proud of what the Lord is doing in his life. He was accepted to The College of the Ozarks for the fall semester. He intends to work on a bachelor’s degree in the culinary arts. He also was accepted into the summer work program at the college. By working through the summer, David will be able to pay the entirety of his room and board for the two following semesters. Please pray for him in this next phase of his life. It is a blessing to watch him become a man. 

 James completes his third year of study in computer technologies this month. He will be working a summer internship with a company in Kansas City Missouri.


Traditions of men



Debra had a very interesting discussion  with one of her English students, Kamila. Kamila is 34 years old and grew up in a Catholic family. She lives with her boyfriend and is now pregnant. She was explaining to Debra how important it is to her family that the baby be christened after the birth. She is concerned that the priest might not do it because her boyfriend was not christened as a baby. Debra asked her straight out if it would not be more important to her family for her to be married rather than to christen the baby. Oh no, she said! They are not concerned about that. Apparently neither is the priest. Pray for Debra to have wisdom in these discussions.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Graduation

               Class of 2018

Knowledge of the Holy Homeschool
     announces the graduation of

David Blaine Allison

           On May 4th 2018
              at 7:00 p.m.
            Brno Town Hall
        Brno, Czech Republic



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Tract distribution

Today, we started distribution of the "Judgement Day" (SoudnĂ˝ Den?) tracts to the apartments just north of us. Please remember to pray for those who will be receiving them.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spring is finally here

Brno, Apr 3 (BD) – For most people in the city, the most pleasant seasons are spring and summer, when azure blue skies and comfortable temperatures become the norm.
Today, we can expect a high of 16°C and sunny skies with variable clouds, according to Accuweather, the popular weather website and app. The hottest days of the week will be Wednesday and Sunday, with highs of 18°C and 19°C respectively.
Except for occasional showers on Thursday, we will see mainly sunny weather. It would be wise to take advantage of the pleasant weather conditions and get some fresh air, as the following week is not expected to be as balmy, according to forecasts. The second half of next week will bring rain, and daytime highs are only supposed to reach 13°C.
According to the weather forecasting website timeanddate.com, the average daily high temperature in April is 16°C, and the average low is 5°C. According to that same website, the mean April temperature is 10 °C, with 13.1 mm of precipitation and a humidity of 64%. In contrast, the average daily high in the month of March is 9°C.