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.
 


Monday, October 13, 2014

English Bible study

This Sunday was our first English Bible study.  Unfortunately, we had no visitors.  Please be in prayer for this ministry opportunity.  We have placed the following flyer in all the dorms and student centers in the  English speaking community of the university in Brno.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Back to school

Please remember to be in  prayer for the children of Brno Bible Baptist Church.  Mikky and Maty, they could be the only students in their classes that believe there is God. Also pray for  James, this is  his last year, yes, he is a senior.   I am not sure who needs more prayer, him or his mom.  David,now in the 9th grade says - prayer please.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Visitors



We are praising the Lord for sending a new family our way. Jana and Josef live here in our village. We were introduced to them by one of Debra’s English students. Debra has also witnessed to this particular student many times yet she remains a staunch Catholic. She knew, however, that this other family might be open to the message of the gospel so she introduced us. Josef and Jana, along with their two young daughters have been with us for two consecutive weeks. We met with them again in their home to answer any questions they may have. Please pray for them to come under conviction and trust the Savior.