our Friday night Thanksgiving party, I asked
everyone to say one thing they're thankful for.
My friend Tamara exclaimed, "Just one thing?
There are so many!" No kidding...I have a lot of
good things in my life, too, and I'd like to
express my thankfulness in the unpoetic form of
*Natalka and the Monday night Bible study
girls--they are the cutest pack of 16 year olds,
and they truly love the Lord. Digging into the
Word with them is a joy, and their passion for
telling their friends about the hope that they
have is inspiring. And Natalka is a huge support
*the smell of coal, couches in kitchens and
other things. It's funny that the things I used
to find kinda strange about life here are now so
dear. I'm very very glad that I get to live
*my teams, and what I mean is, my friends who
serve with me...from the Women's Ministry team
to the English Camp team, from JV to Kam, I
can't believe that I even get to know these
people, much less work with them and be loved by
*my family. In one of those strange
the more I feel at home here, the more I miss
my family. I love you guys! See you in January!
*along those lines...I'm really thankful for
YOU. I am so thankful for your prayers and
interest in this ministry, for your gracious
support and for your friendship. Thank
*new believers! Like Klara in Strakonice,
Kaja in Cheb or Jana V. here in Cesky Tesin,
it's beautiful how God brings us home to him.
Here's an excerpt from one of their testimonies:
"I thanked God for everything I had. I was
thanking Him for quite long time. And after that
I started to take a shower. And during taking
shower I was singing praises and all the song
from English Camp. I just wanted to sing about
Him to Him. I wanted to be with Him. I was
taking the shower and I was singing all the
time. And suddenly I felt enormous amount of
It was so warm! It was so much that I
realized that the water in my eyes was not water
of the shower but it was tears. I started to cry
because it was too much. I could not handle it.
But the joy was everlasting. It was still so
much. I just didn't know what to do. I was
absolutely happy. I went out of the shower
corner and looked at the mirror. The joy was so
big that I started to jump. I was in the
bathroom, singing "I am somebody because God
loves me!" and I was jumping (almost naked) in
Can you imagine it? It was just so huge! I
On that beautiful note, I'll end...but if
this seems too short, guess what? I've updated
the blog. A lot.
Please go to
stories & pictures of: NaMax festival...Trinec
English weekend...the visit of a dear
friend...God on Czech TV...historic events in CZ
women's ministry...my daily
life...Thanksgivingx3...what's ahead...& of
course, why Europe is so rad...
With a thankful heart...I love you guys!