We hope you are enjoying a wonderful Advent season in anticipation of the coming of our Lord and hope you have a blessed 2018. Enjoy this greeting with a short photo overview of our year while Jana (piano) and Elisabeth (violin) play “A Song from Secret Garden.”
We had a beautiful fall in Slovakia this year and snow as early as Nov 1. Check out our fall 2017 photos.
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Elisabeth doesn’t have as many camps as Max but that’s a good thing. She missed the first semester of intensive German while we were in the States and she’s using the summer to catch up. But she’s still had time to fit in a Fusion music camp as well as an unexpected mission assignment.
July is over. Don’t tell Max because that means one half of summer break is over and Max is having a great summer. He started it off with his baptism on July 2, then went to a music camp, then climb camp, then Slovenia for ReachGlobal conference, then climb camp and all that sprinkled with adventure trips into the mountains.
One of our big prayer requests as we started our sojourn in the States was that Elisabeth and Max would have good transitions to US schools. They did. In fact, they both had really great experiences. Now, as we return, they face the even bigger challenge of coming down from the mountaintop and transitioning back to the Slovak school system.
We hope you enjoy our Christmas greeting with photo and video flashbacks of our amazing year.
We feel blessed that we got to touch base with more friends and family than in most years, we made many new friends, and we had a ton of adventures.
Thanks for being a part of our lives and our ministry in 2016!
When I was a kid, the highlight of Thanksgiving was playing football with my uncles after the meal. They loved to mess with me and of course I would try to match their roughness, which meant that sooner or later I got hurt or just plain frustrated. When it started to show, my Dad would say, “If you wanna run with the big dogs, you gotta pee in the tall grass.”
Elisabeth got her chance to run with the big dogs recently, but unlike me, she was able to hold her own.
One of our big prayer requests this fall was for Elisabeth and Max’s temporary transition to US schools for the fall semester and then back to Slovakia in January. So far everything seems to be going great–even better than we’d hoped. They’ve both adjusted to their respective schools, plus they’ve gotten some great music and sport opportunities. The question that remains is whether or not they’ll be able to keep up with their Slovak subjects.