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 →

Summer Schedule – July

We've had a wonderful time catching up with friends and family in the U.S. over the last two weeks.  We've been so deep in conversations that, so far, we haven't been very good at taking pictures!  We'll try to remedy that... in the meantime, here's a list of places we've been so far: CBF General... Continue Reading →

A Word for Monday – “Friends”

Slovak has several words for people you know well, depending on how close you are.  One of the most common words that hasn't made the Word for Monday list is: kamaráti [kah-mah-raht-ee] "friends, buddies" We were blessed to spend the weekend with several new kamaráti at a retreat in Hungary, and the girls have been... Continue Reading →

A Word for Monday – “Catching Up”

So a quick glance down our page will show just how long it's been since we've posted anything - we've either been traveling or hosting each week for the last five weeks.  Which leads us to a Slovak word we've recently learned, that accurately describes how we've been feeling... dobehneme [doh-beh-nyeh-meh] "we're catching up" We... Continue Reading →

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