Tommy, Bob and I are all together again in Prague and doing well. We have one day left in the city and then we get on the plane early Tuesday for our return Home.
Since I last wrote I have had an amazing english camp reunion in Pardubice (complete with a surprise visit from Sloan Connerly who came over from Germany where he is in an exchange program for the semester.) The Team at Archa Church is planning for our time this summer and some of the people were late to the English Camp Reunion because they were at a planning meeting. I was so excited to here that Daniel Mika, who trusted Christ this past summer, has continued to grow in his walk with the Lord and is a solid part of the Youth group. Another young girl who was in my english class mentioned that she is inviting her friends to come to churcha dn that she was praying for me. This past summer she said she was an atheist. I feel very good about our investment here.
The second Men’s conference was great. There was a smaller turnout but the spirit of the conference awesome. The men were involved in conversations constantly. It was a privilege to be a part of it. After the conference was over I was taken back to Pardubice (three men in the car who spoke very little english and one man int he car who spoke even less Czech. I was able to negotiate the Train from Pardubice to Prague and then from Hlavni Nadrasi (Main Train Station) by Metro to rendezvous with Tomas and Bob.
Preaching at Vinohrady this morning was very encouraging. I spoke from Romans 8:1-10 (I have preached here so many time the only way to be sure I am preaching a re-run is to preach a recent message). It is always great to preach in a church where the pastors who preached there through the years had to pay a great price and one (Ciryl Burget) even gave his life during communism. An older woman talked to Tommy and I after the church and said that she loved hearing a sermon in English because she became a believer in England and hearing messages in English takes her back to those days when she was young in her faith.
After church we had anther English camp Reunion at Blue Garden/Red Flower. It was great to catch up with old friends. David Zivor, who trusted Christ in 2004 after my first English camp is now doing well as a pastor of a small church in Prague. His brother Tom Tom gave me a copy of his new CD and many others were excited to be back together.
We have one day left and then head home Early Tuesday. keep us and our families in your prayers and we thank those of you who have been praying for us while we have been here.
For the Only cause that Matters,
Ken (for the guys)