Lush and Abundant Life

We wrote the following article a couple of months ago, but it was recently published on the CBF Blog. We're reposting the article on our website, but you can read the original here on the CBF Blog website. For some people, like healthcare workers and front line responders, the time of lockdown due to COVID-19... Continue Reading →

October Video Update (newsletter)

Greetings from a cool and rainy Slovakia, where fall is very much in full swing! While cities here in Slovakia are always growing, Slovak culture is still very connected to the lands and seasons. When we drive through the villages these days, we see lots of people gathering apples, pears and walnuts. Cabbage is being... Continue Reading →

Roma Voices Project (August Newsletter)

Greetings from Slovakia - we'd like to invite you to be part of an exciting project we've been working on that's just been officially launched!  If you've received our newsletters in the past, you know about the different recording work Jon has done in the past couple of years.  We've been privileged to meet and... Continue Reading →

Join Us – Virtual Prayer Walk

We invite you to join us on a virtual prayer walk in the Roma settlement in Cakanovce, Slovakia.  You've read that name here before - it's a community where we've been teaching and doing community development work.  Due to COVID restrictions we can't hold a community meeting like we'd hoped this Saturday… but we're going... Continue Reading →

Newsletter: Slowly Reopening

We just published our most recent newsletter - click here or on the image below to read it if you haven't gotten it already. Also, if you didn't get our April newsletter with an Easter song, click here to read it (sorry we're late posting it here!).

Making Changes

Greetings from Slovakia! Some of you have written to ask - how are we doing? As well as we could hope, given the situation with the Coronavirus in Europe. Many of you in the U.S. are already starting to experience the reality we've been living with for more than a week now - schools are... Continue Reading →

Borrowing Faith

In 2020 the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (our sponsoring organization) is entering a season of discovery and discernment called Toward Bold Faithfulness.  We wrote the following devotional for the CBF Blog - look at the end of the article for prayer requests and for more information about this initiative. A tired teacher finishes her breakfast and looks out the window at another cold... Continue Reading →

A Musical Christmas Card

We know it's a busy time of year, so we only want to take a moment of your time.  This brief update comes with our THANKS and a couple of GIFTS. First the GIFTS... we have two songs to share with you.  One is a song Jon wrote, and the other is Christmas song that's... Continue Reading →

Simple Acts of Love

Do you remember getting Valentine’s Day cards? When I was young – and when our girls were still in U.S. schools – you brought a Valentine card for everyone in your class. A little box would come with 10-12 small cards, and they usually had some kind of cartoon character, a bad pun, and maybe... Continue Reading →

Newsletter(s) Sent

We sent out a Thanksgiving newsletter yesterday - and we realized that because of some recent changes to our various websites, we neglected to post the copy of the LAST newsletter here as well.  We'll post links to both of them below - you can access the newsletters by clicking on the images:    October... Continue Reading →

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