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.
Just recently I became an official employee of our seminary in and so also of the University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica. On the surface, this doesn’t change my ministry priorities or day to day activities, but it does increases my long term ability to influence the viability and direction of the seminary and it changes our financial situation.
I’ve just recently completed my second preaching series at our home church in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. This series is thematic, dealing with the importance of the Word of God and especially our understanding of its authority, necessity, sufficiency and clarity.
The third year of our partnership with Judson Baptist in Nahsville, TN brings a new twist. This year a team of 7 teenagers (including our Elisabeth) with two leaders will be sent by our Banská Bystrica congregation to serve at a VBS at Judson.
Seeing fruit from ministry can be a real encouragement that puts some spark in our not always exciting everyday activities. I had one of those moments recently when a former student talked at our church about going to Tanzania with Wycliffe as a Bible translator.