I’ve just sent out the Janufleciton edition of our newsletter for January, 2017. This month I start my 26th year of ministry to Slovakia and in this edition of your newsletter you can rejoice with us as we look back to an awesome 2016 and find out how to pray for a 2017 with just as much potential.
The Creation Project definitely dominated our 2016 and brought new opportunities for everyone in the family, including Elisabeth and Max, but there was plenty else going on with successful musicals at Narnia and other research milestones for Todd. All that good stuff and we’re still hoping for big things in 2017.
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!
Music lessons in Slovakia are split into three stages with the first stage lasting four years, the second is also four years and the third is two or three (I’ll find out when my kids get there). Max finished the first stage this year which means he had to perform for the head of the music school and then played for a special graduation concert (Elisabeth did this last year).
For this year’s recitals, we have Elisabeth playing a duet (Mazas Rondo from Twelve Little Duets) with her teacher.