Barrier or Bridge?

“Language barrier” is a common phrase in English… have you ever been in a situation when language was a barrier? We’ve certainly known that feeling. After nearly seven years here in Slovakia, we’ve felt it often, and we still have situations when we feel hindered by the fact that Slovak is not our native language.... Continue Reading →

Happenings – Fresh Wind

Sometimes when you've been in a place for a long time, you stop noticing things.  It's not that things change, necessarily... more often, we simply stop noticing and appreciating them.  For instance, several times a week we get to make drive into the Slovak countryside to visit villages - and the views are breathtaking.  But... Continue Reading →

Happenings – Connecting Worlds

Back in April we posted about International Romani Day (April 8).  We were impressed by the performances of the students at the Galakticka Roma school in Kosice - you'd be amazed what these kids can do! That same week, we did our normal English clubs at the school in Cakanovce village.  When we asked the... Continue Reading →

Happenings – Recording

We've gotten behind on sharing the last few weeks, and there's been some pretty cool things happening.  So we want to catch you up on what's going on... but we'll do it slowly, a little bit at a time. 🙂 A couple of months ago we purchased some equipment for audio recording - Jon has... Continue Reading →

Visit – Phillip Brown

Over the last couple of weeks we were privileged to have a visit from Phillip Brown, the Pastor for Worship, Music and College Ministries at Huguenot Road Baptist in Richmond, Virginia.  HRBC has been one of our partner churches since before we moved to Slovakia, and this was Phillip's second visit here - he also... Continue Reading →

Roma Day at Galakticka School

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 →

Thursday Snapshot – Bag it up!

This Sunday we led children's worship, and we used the time to talk about taking care of God's world.  The Psalms often speak of creation praising God - the heavens declare, the trees sing, the rivers clap their hands.  It's as if the whole universe is one big church where God is constantly being praised! ... Continue Reading →

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