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Posts Tagged: Slovakia

Travel Adventures

It’s now 1 PM. We’ve been traveling for nearly 5 hours. Our journey began with a one hour bus ride. When that ended, we hailed a taxi. The driver, who spoke no English, communicated that he would charge us 17 Euros. A Polish friend had told us to expect a charge of 20 Euros, so… [ read more ]

A Special Encounter

Saturday morning brought a very special encounter. The evening prior, I’d met a man named Chris who lives and works part time in Slovakia. We chatted for a few minutes and then he said, “I know a lady in this city who read your book, Moving from Fear to Freedom, and found it very helpful.”… [ read more ]

Revisiting a Romanian Grandma

Last year at the end of our Romanian youth camp, several team members and I strolled through the village where the camp was held. We rounded a corner and discovered a little granny sitting outside her house creating a traditional craft. She had no written pattern to follow. Instead, she was copying an existing creation…. [ read more ]

Unexpected Plans in Budapest

It’s Wednesday evening in Budapest. Our team drove here from Romania yesterday. Four volunteers flew out this morning and one remains because she plans to participate in an evangelistic family camp in Slovakia. What an incredible team God gave us. Each person contributed to the program either by teaching Bible lessons or crafts, playing games… [ read more ]

Knowing God's Nearness Today

Hi everyone! I’ll be hosting guest devotional bloggers for the next couple of weeks because I’m in Slovakia for a missions conference. Today’s post was written by Janet Sketchley. Her personal blog is titled, “God With Us: Finding Joy.” Thanks, Janet, for sharing your thoughts!  http://janetsketchley.wordpress.com/ Key Verse: “Because of the LORD’s great love we… [ read more ]

On to Slovakia

Our team traveled to Budapest where we spent the night and then went separate ways the next morning. Gene and I caught a shuttle van to Kosice, Slovakia with one of our team members who will now minister there in an evangelistic family camp with five other Canadian volunteers. She was transporting her personal luggage… [ read more ]

Journal Entry for July 11

Our Romanian team has dwindled over the past day or so. Two flew out of Timisoara, one remained at River of Life to donate his maintenance skills for three weeks. Six of us traveled by van to Budapest where three boarded a British Airways jet bound for Vancouver. And the last three – Gene, Kim,… [ read more ]

Manmade Monuments

Imagine the disciples standing outside the Temple and discussing its architectural beauty. “Wow – would ya look at those columns?” said one. The others followed his gaze and nodded. “This rock work is amazing, simply amazing,” said another. “These construction workers were masters in their field.” And so the conversation went…until Jesus entered the picture… [ read more ]

Journal Entry for Monday, March 23

Here we are, back in Krakow, staying at the Mosquito Hostel. Definitely not a business name that someone from, say, Alberta or Manitoba would choose. It’s a nice facility, though. You’d never know it from its street appearance.  

Getting Ready for Another Trip

Hello, my friends! I finally got caught up on the blogs from our recent trip to Eastern Europe, and now it’s time to travel again. It’s true — we’ll leave on Wednesday. Once again, I’ll try my best to post blogs as we go. We ought to have internet access about every third day as… [ read more ]