Christmas Update from the Czech Republic
First of all, Merry Christmas to you all! It’s wonderful to celebrate the birth of our dear Savior, and we trust that all of you are enjoying this special time of the year.
This is a very busy season for us, especially when it comes to ministering locally. We usually try not to schedule too much distance learning teaching for December and January, because we know there will be a lot to do here in Pelhrimov.
Let me share a few praises with you, and then I will mention some prayer requests too.
Last Sunday, we had our Christmas church service, and there were about forty people at the church, including eight brand new visitors. (What you see in the picture is the children’s Christmas play that we did during the service… by the way, we are fire-flies – based on a well-known Czech Christian book… that’s why we have antennae and lanterns – I was definitely the biggest fire-fly you will ever see).
We also had our small group last. About fifteen people came to our home – we studied the Bible, sang, and prayed… the people stayed for three hours. It was a wonderful fellowship.
This week, we have a meeting with men tonight, youth (and their families) meeting this Friday, and a worship time on Sunday.
Would you pray with us that those who have heard the Gospel many times would make a decision for Christ? It is specifically Pepino (one of the leaders of the Czech Records agency), Krejci family (the husband is Petr, the wife Iva, and their two boys Ondra and David). We are also praying for the new visitors, especially one new family – our daughter Sara’s friend from school Kaja and her parents.
Have a wonderful Christmas, and a blessed New Year 2018. Thank you all for your faithful prayers and support throughout this last year.
Vláďa, Eliška, Sára, Ester, and David