Max just had his mid-year guitar recital. Above he plays a Czech folk song and if you click through you can watch him and and three classmates do a great job of a Bach Chorale and then he plays his version of Sweet Home Chicago with Elisabeth to help him on vocals.
Lately in our family we’ve been getting in the habit of memorizing and meditating on Scripture. Psalm 1 has been our first foray. It’s a great place to start because as you memorize and meditate on this psalm you are, at the same time, doing the very thing the Psalm says you should do. It’s like a strange loop!
Everybody loves a strange loop.
I guess Max is not so excited about our new living arrangements but Elisabeth is able to find some advantages. Rather than write a boring post about our recent move I’ve decided to interview Elisabeth and Max for their perspective on the whole thing.
Click on through to see the video and don’t forget to write down our new address.
The holiday season is coming upon us quickly and that means school Christmas programs, Christmas pageants at church, and of course, mid-year recitals. Elisabeth gets us started this year with her violin recital and since she’s started taking voice lessons she had a voice recital as well. Click through to watch both in videos below.
The recent developments with Narnia Elementary School mean that our current residence, which belongs to our church, is being sold to help pay for the new school grounds. As a result, we’re moving to a new apartment.
Our new place will have it’s advantages. For one thing, the floors will be flat. It’s also just a 500 meter walk to school for Jana and the kids (according to Google maps). But it’s not going to be easy keeping a big dog inside all day or squeezing into an apartment that’s almost half as bigger as our current place.
It’s just temporary though. We continue to look into the purchase of a home or property in hopes that we’ll have something to call our own.
See our latest update to get our new address or contact us via email.
Pretty much ever since arriving in Slovakia Jana has been involved with Narnia Elementary School. For two years now she’s worked part-time at the school directing English language musicals for grades 1-6.
This year Jana starts a new chapter by going full time. Along with the musicals, she also teaches English and music to first graders. She’s very happy that she’s able to incorporate her Music Together training into all of those activities.
One of our family’s favorite ways to spend time together is hiking some of Slovakia’s beautiful trails in the mountains. You’ll notice that quite a few of the photos in our galleries are taken on such trips, usually with family friends.
There are several points in the movie “Joe Versus the Volcano” when Joe (Tom Hanks) finds himself in a tight spot but somehow, and by no effort of his own, he is saved from certain peril. On one occasion he was miraculously saved after his yacht was sunk in a storm at sea. Joe had four large water-tight trunks that he tied together and used as a raft until he floated aimlessly up to very island that was his original destination.
At the end of the movie Joe, true to his commitment to save the islanders and despite a new found love and reason to live, jumps into a volcano to meet with certain death.
On Tuesday morning the City Council of Banská Bystrica unanimously approved the sale of Okružná 2 to our congregation for a sum of 900,000 Eur ($1.2M).
Thank you for praying over the last year and a half and join me now in setting up a memorial to remember that this has come about by God’s faithfulness.