Thursday, July 9, 2015

Literature Distribution

     Although we distribute material throughout the year, we have endeavored to increase the intensity in the spring and fall. In that light, so far this spring we have distributed a hundred Scripture portions, (all we had remaining), as well as nearly 10,000 gospel tracts. Our response rate for materials distributed is approximately one out of every 50,000-75,000 pieces we distribute. 10 years ago we would receive Bible study requests at a rate of one out of every 10,000 pieces distributed. We know that it isn’t only in the Czech Republic where people are getting colder to the gospel, but it is here where we see it the most. Also in the past we were able to put tracts in many more mailboxes than we currently can. The large apartment complexes that used to have their mailboxes on the outside of the building are now moving them in behind locked doors. This is not just to avoid receiving gospel material, but also to avoid having the mailbox constantly stuffed with unwanted advertising. This is one reason why the idea I present in the following article is so exciting. In order to be faithful witnesses unto Jesus, we must find ways to get the material in the hands of the people. Please keep praying.




Monday, June 29, 2015


James, Congratulation on your graduation from The Knowledge of the Holy home school. We will be praying along with you about your future and where the Lord would have you attend college.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Debra's Birthday and Romanian Preacher's Meeting

      March was a truly crazy month. So much was going on including Debra's birthday, our trip to a missionary conference in Romania, and the boy's completion of their third quarter of school. James  has only nine weeks before he completes the twelve grade. It is hard to believe that he is already preparing for college.

      On March fifteenth we celebrated Debra's birthday. After church, we took Debra out for lunch at a nice restaurant near to the building where we hold our services. That evening, James and David presented their mother with the gifts they had each purchased. We greatly enjoy the time that God gives us to spend together as a family, especially in celebration of one who means so much to us.

     From March twenty-fifth to the twenty-eighth, we enjoyed a time of fellowship at a preachers' meeting in Romania hosted by the Pieruchi Family. On Thursday the twenty-third we walked around the city of Bia Spree handing out invitations to a special service that was to be held the following evening. The preaching and singing on Thursday evening were a great blessing to our family. The messages were both moving and encouraging. On Friday morning, the adults went to hand out literature while the teens stayed at the hotel to fellowship. James and David greatly enjoyed the opportunity to fellowship with like-minded young men and women. That evening, the meetings, both Hungarian and Romanian, were blessed by an amazing turnout of over 170 Romanian and 20 Hungarian visitors. It was a great encouragement to me and my family  to see God at work. Our prayer is that God would greatly use the Pieruchi family and bless their ministry.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Let It Snow

     This Tuesday was accompanied by the first significant snow fall this year. Our last two winters have been unusually warm. As a result, we have not had nearly as much snow as in past years. Nonetheless, snow has begun to fall.

   James and David had a wonderful time in the snow on Tuesday. They participated in all the classic snow activities including building a snowman, making snow angels, and pelting each other with snow balls in an all out snow ball fight.

Snow truly is a wonderful thing. The intricate shapes of snow flakes and the soft cottony sheets of snow on the ground are a testimony of the beauty of God. In accordance with Job 38:22, the snow truly is God's treasury.

"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? 
or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,"
-Job 38:22

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Family photo

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

     Happy New Year. May God bless you in the year 2015! A lot has happened in these last three months.

     In November we celebrated James's 16th birthday. We had a small celebration on the 18th with just our family. The following Saturday, we invited the Reaves family to celebrate with us and enjoyed eating a delicious dinner and a pizza cake. We finished up the evening with some games and good fellowship.

     Christmas was very quite and peaceful this year. On Christmas Eve we enjoyed the evening together as a family and eat snack foods while watching Christmas classics such as Frosty the Snowman, and The Grinch the Stole Christmas, to name a few. We celebrated Christmas day with just our family. In the morning, we read the story of Christ's birth and exchanged presents, then in the evening we enjoyed a delicious, traditional Christmas dinner with turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, and broccoli casserole.

     Two days after Christmas, we celebrated David's 14th birthday. On the 27th we celebrated with a Mexican lunch, including tacos, casadias, and chips with all the fixings, followed by present opening, and finally bowling with the Reaves family.

     On the evening of the 31st, we began our countdown to the new year. We spent the evening together watching a movie, eating snack foods, and enjoying the neighborhood fireworks. There is nothing like the experience of a 360° public firework display at the stroke of midnight. We even set off some of our own fireworks this year.

Please pray for us in this new year. Please pray that God blesses the ministry and that more Czechs would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Czechoslovakian Independence

     Today is the day that Czechoslovakia became in independent country.  On October 18, 1918; the Czechoslovakian people officially separated themselves from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was on this day that the Czechoslovak Declaration of Independence, or the Washington Declaration, was drafted in Washington D.C. and published Czechoslovakia’s Paris-based Provisional Government. October 28, 1998 was later declared the official birthday of Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia had been a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for over 400 years; but at the end of The Great War, or as we know it, World War I, the Czechoslovakian people felt that it was time to become independent and free from Austro-Hungarian rule.

     The Czech and Slovak people were quite different when they gained their independence in 1918 than they are today. First, the World War that had just concluded strengthens the bond of nationality amongst the people of Czechoslovakia. Second, religion was still a major part of the culture. The Communist regime had not yet quenched their religious beliefs or led them down a path of dishonesty and deception.
     None the less, today is a significant day in Czech history.  Up until 1918, the Czechoslovakian people were without a country to call their own. Their new nation strengthened national pride and individuality; and paved the way for the modern Czechoslovakia, and later the Czech Republic, to emerge after World War II.