Sunday, May 23, 2010

It is good to be in the house of the Lord.

May 22, 2010 We had a great day. It was good to see Anichka and Matyash back in our services. They have been out for two week after Matyash was infected with chicken pox. Also Jan was back today. His job had him in South Czech for the week. Jacob was unable to attended services today. He has been coming faithfully since the middle of April. We received the joy of meeting Alena's granddaughter,Suzanne, who lives in Praha. We are still having rain and parts of the country are flooding. We are praying for Mickey, he will be going into surgery on Tuesday to remove his tonsils and adenoids.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

God's great blessings

The Lord continues to richly bless our puny efforts. The couple standing to the left of Debra
has begun to faithfully attend our services. I have mentioned the young lady for prayer. Her
name is Lenka and her husband, who is standing behind her is Jakub. Lenka is the daughter of
Alena, who is standing behind David. As we sat with Lenka and walked through the gospel
message she stopped me to say. “I think it will be a long road to salvation for me.” When I
asked her why she told me that she didn’t understand how God could love her so much that
He would die for her. She doubted whether or not she would be willing to die for her own
child. She admitted that it would take time to be willing to accept that kind of love. I used that
as a launching point for a series of messages about love. Remember when the Lord asked
Peter if he loved him? (Jn 21:15-17) Similar to Greek, the Czech language also has two verbs
translated as “love” in English. One “to be fond of” and the second to describe “a deep
abiding love”. This second and stronger form is simply not used. One spouse will say to the
other “I’m fond of you”. Because there is not an understanding of what love is, it is very
difficult for them to accept the love the Lord has for them. We have been doing what we can
to express the love of the Lord for them (Rom 5:5) Not only have Lenka and Jakub began
attending but Mirek, Milada’s husband, has also become faithful in his attendance, though yet
unsaved. Pray for these precious people to receive God’s unspeakable gift of salvation.