Trinity College sends their concert choir and symphonic band on tour each year–usually in the States, sometimes overseas. This year they’re touring Europe with stops in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, France and Austria. Their first stop in Slovakia was right here in Banská Bystrica to spend the day with Narnia Elementary School and give a concert downtown in the historic Town Hall.
We have two big events coming up in May and July as the school year comes to a close. Trinity Ensemble will arrive May 16 from Deerfield, IL to make Banská Bystrica the first stop on their European tour. In July we will join forces with a team from Judson Baptist in Nashville, TN to put on an English day camp for fifth and sixth graders from the community.
I got some great news in my inbox today. The editors of the Biblical Interpretation series at Brill have shown interest in my dissertation.
The Carl F. H. Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School has invited me to participate in a one semester research residency as a part of its Creation Project. Read on as I explain why this is great news for our ministry in Slovakia and how it will affect our home assignment this summer.
This summer we’re due for our regularly scheduled biennial home assignment. By scheduling our home assignment every other year we are able to keep in more frequent contact with our supporters plus we avoid missing our biennial ReachGlobal conference in Europe in the off years. This year we’ll keep to this schedule–but with a bit of a twist.
We’ve introduced a little more variety into our spring photo gallery. Hiking still plays a big part. Since moving to Banská Bystrica, it’s been a tradition for us to kick off the hiking season with the Haja family on the Monday after Easter. Despite an early Easter, this year was no exception and we enjoyed a nice hike through a canyon in northern Slovakia. But along with those hiking photos we’ve got photos from a Roma congregation, preparation for summer ministries, a concert by Trinity College, and more.[Read more…]