Monday, October 28, 2013

Czech holiday

The Independent Czechoslovak Day is celebrated on October 28th of every year in Czech Republic. On that date in 1918, Czechoslovakia became an independent country from Austro-Hungarian Empire. From 1939 to 1945 the state did not have a de facto existence, due to its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, but the Czech government-in-exile nevertheless continued to exist during this time period (also under communism from 1945-1989). Obviously the country dissolved in 1993 when Slovakia became a separate nation, but the Czech Republic still celebrates this 1918 independence. 95 years ago on October 28, 1918 the Czechoslovak National Council in Prague proclaimed the state of Czechoslovakia.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thank you

Thank you to all that have been praying for our Daughter, Donna.  She is doing much better, but still needs to be on the oxygen.  The doctor said that she wanted to see her again in one month, at that time they will test her blood oxygen levels again.

Two weeks ago for our mid-week service, we turned our attention to finances and what the Bible has to say about them.  This has proven to be a blessing.  Please pray for Jerek, Alena's husband, who has been attending these meetings. He has never attended any of our services, and as a matter of fact, has never been to our house for any activities.  It has been a blessing to see him come and to see the others participate in these meetings.  Please pray for open doors and walls to be broken down.

Continue to pray for our services, especially those that still need to be saved or baptised. We are continuing our memorization of the Roman's Road and will be starting a series on the encouragements found in Psalms 23. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Prayer needed

Please pray for our daughter Donna. She had a C-section last Friday to deliver her baby, and was taken back to the hospital a few days ago by ambulance. She has fluid in her lungs and her blood pressure is very high. She had an ultrasound on her heart, and it appears to be fine, but she still can't breathe without the oxygen due to the fluid in her lungs.  She is also dealing with postpartum depression.  Please pray for her health, and for wisdom for the doctors. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Big blessing in small bundles or ...

Big blessings can come in small bundles, but in this case a big bundle -- The birth of our first grandson. Elijah John was born at 11:47 p.m., on Friday the 4th of October. Weighing in at a hefty 9 lbs. and 7 oz. and 22 inches long, he is truly a big blessing in a big bundle with an enormous appetite.  Due to some complications during labour, Elijah was delivered by C- section.  Please keep our daughter, Donna, in prayer for quick healing.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

And the autumn breeze ...

The autumn breeze is a welcomed relief after a very hot summer.  I am glad we missed it, but hot summer or not, we are still able to enjoy what autumn brings our way, especially in our services.  In our Czech Sunday school, we are continuing to memorize the Roman Road (Cesta Římanů).  By the first of winter, we will have finished our walk through the Bible.  Please be in prayer with us as we decide what lessons will be of the most value to the children (and the adults) at this time.  We have a few lessons in mind, just need the Lord's guidance. 

In the mid-week services, the ABC's of Christian Growth studies have finished.  Next month, we will begin a series on "What the Bible says about finances".  Our autumn literature campaign is under way and the invitations to services at our new church location are in the planning stage.   Please continue to pray for the ministry as we pray, plan, prepare and continue to move forward for Christ's sake.