International Roma Day was April 8, and it was observed and celebrated in different ways throughout the world - see here for last year's post, which includes a short explanation. This week we were invited to attend a performance at the Galakticka School in Kosice, held in celebration of Roma Day. It's a joy to... Continue Reading →
We haven't posted here in a while - though if you receive our email newsletter, you know that we've sent out a couple of newsletters since our last blog update. Sorry for the long delay! First a link to our most recent newsletter, published two weeks ago - it includes invitations to a couple of... Continue Reading →
Vesele Vianoce - Merry Christmas from Slovakia! We sent out our e-newsletter a couple of days ago, including recent ministry activities and some information about what Christmas is like in Slovakia. If you didn't receive the newsletter already you can view it by clicking on the image below.
This weekend Jon traveled with his boys' discipleship on a výlet (trip) for an event in Slavosovce, a village two hours from Kosice. Technically, the event was a stretnutie (stret-noo-tee-eh), the word for a meeting. Most of us don't like meetings, it's true! But while this word is usually translated "meeting," it is also generally used for... Continue Reading →
This fall Tanya has been busy packing up boxes filled with handmade bags and handcrafts to send to the U.S. These bags will be given as Christmas gifts in locations around the Southeast, and recipients will know that their gift is supporting Roma women and their families. Two of our ministry partners in the village... Continue Reading →
You've probably noticed them where you live, too - signs that winter (zima) is on the way. Here in Slovakia, there are all kinds of signs. Last weekend (one week before most of the U.S.) we ended Summer Time, giving us more light in the morning, but making the evening sun much shorter. The damp,... Continue Reading →
The word for game in Slovak is simple - hra (pronounced "hrah"). One of the things we love about our boys' and girls' discipleship groups is the many games we get to play. Sometimes we play games just for fun, but more often we play games with some kind of spiritual point or emphasis. The past... Continue Reading →
We just sent our latest newsletter, asking for your help and prayers as we start in some new locations. Click the image below to read!
Last week we got an invitation to a party! In a village that's been around for more than 700 years, there's very seldom a reason to celebrate something new. But this past Sunday, a new community park opened on a plot of land that's been sitting empty for years... and that's a reason to celebrate!... Continue Reading →