Tuesday, September 30, 2008

VBC meets Mozaika!

Here's a prayer update for you. This past Sunday we were in the VBC Business Centre! It is a great place: the location, the facilities, the size... it's wonderful. But please continue to pray for us. They have only guaranteed us this room for October, perhaps till the end of the year, perhaps for 2-3 years! There is another business that wants to use this room, and they would use it 24/7 and would be able to afford to pay for such. So, it depends on how they decide what our fate will be. The maximum amount of time that we could stay in the VBC would be 2 or 3 yrs because they have plans to demolish that part of the building in order to build an administrative tower.

Let's pray that the last purpose this room will serve will be as a Temple!! Pray also for our future building, whether that means from Nov, from Jan or in 2/3 yrs time!

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer. I have been very encouraged by the emails that I have received from many of you. Thank you.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

They're BACK!

Ahh, the end of September... it can only mean one thing... the summer has gone and the students have come back! Tues started the first days of school, and their presence could be felt immediately. When the population of your city increases overnight by 30%, you feel it!

Pray for us, we're gearing up for the beginning of our Discussion Club, which starts on Oct 7. We're hoping for a good semester, for lives to be touched and changed!

Monday, September 15, 2008

For now...

Thank you for your prayers regarding a place for us to meet on Sunday. Yesterday we met in the home of one of our church members, Peter and Adka Stolarik. They have a very large and very nice home, and we all managed to meet in there quite nicely. I thought we might be fewer in number, but I was told after that we had 30 adults! So praise God! The devil might try to stop what God is doing, but it's not going to happen! We had a great time of worship together: singing, praying, taking communion together, fellowship, learning more about God together. It was rich with the presence of God, and love for one another. It was great! Felt like family.

As far as next steps are concerned, we are waiting to hear back from VBC, a business centre here in town, whether or not we can rent a space from them.

Pray with us please, one thing that we, as a church are dedicating ourselves to for the next 3 weeks is to fasting and prayer for what's to happen next. Miro has a building of our own on his heart. This would be a good declaration, spiritually, to actually have a piece of land dedicated to God. As well, it would be a fabulous tool that we could use. But, as I mentioned, we will be fasting and praying for the Lord's leading in this area. A building project is a major undertaking in any corner of the world, but it is not made easier by the impossibility of getting a mortgage. No bank in Slovakia will give a mortgage to non-profit groups, or those who might would demand a 2 yr steady income statement, which we don't have. We have been our own entity since July of this year. But, we also believe that if this is the will of God for our church, finances will come.

Please continue to stand with us in prayer.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Church Troubles

Yesterday we received a call from AgroInstitute, the place where we have been meeting for Sunday services, that we have just spent our last Sunday there. They decided to refuse to rent to us anymore, and so we are now faced with quite a big situation. We are now only 4 days away from another Sunday service and no place to have it. Coincidentally, we have just switched to morning services and have just put ads in the paper advertising our new time. As you may remember, it took us a year to get out of my apartment and into a public venue, please please pray that God will open doors for us in record time!

27 years...

Last week I celebrated my birthday in Slovakia. It was a wonderful day spent with friends, I even made a lemon meringue pie (my favourite) to commemorate the event! I also had a BBQ on the Sat which was also a lot of fun. We tromped up the hill of Kalvaria here in Nitra and roasted weenies over a fire. I spent some time just staring out at the stars in the sky after it got dark, and it wasn't until the early morning hours (midnight +30min) when we decided to come back down to real life! Fun times.

Thank you to all of you who wished me a happy birthday! It truly brightened my day!