Sunday14th October 2012
Today we took the church service and saw a tremendous move of the Spirit in Litomysl church. I shared from the conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch and how Philip had little to offer this powerful official except the Gospel. It’s similar to us when we go out on mission.
Gill and Tim also shared in the service and many people came up to us and shared how they were very moved by the testimony and words.
Over harvest lunch we listened to the personal story from a German speaking Czech who was repatriated in the Sudetenland after the war (shown here with Gill) and who’s husband who was a Pastor for 40 years under the communists faced much persecution during the days of the Communists. Once again we were struck by how little we have had to endure with our own walk in Christ. It’s quite ironic that today after counting the votes from yesterday’s election in the Czech Republic the Communists have the largest vote. The retired Pastor said, “ We never learn our lesson.” Many here are very concerned with what the vote means for the future.
In the afternoon we were joined by mission director Daniel Hezjlar
and Petr who leads the Czech team in the joint summer Ukraine camp that we run together. We spoke about the different work we had done in mission as a church but being careful on time chose just two countries to speak about. It was enough and we had lots of time for questions.
Tonight is our last night and we will be sorry to leave. We have so many good friends here and they have welcomed us in like their own family.
Tomorrow we go to Nachod where we led a mission earlier in the year. Everyone is so keen to meet us again and it’s like being with old friends.
13th October 2012
Thank you for your prayers for the mission team in Northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
Pray for us for Sunday as we take a church day devoted to world mission. I will preach on Sunday morning drawing in the others and then after a church lunch the whole afternoon will be devoted to how to motivate Litomysl church into world mission.