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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We have a special financial need coming up in early 2018 in order to continue funding the “grant” that covers my teaching position at the seminary. When First Evangelical Free Church in Rockford, IL found out about this need, they offered to match any special giving toward the grant. If you can make a special donation toward our ministry between now and the end of January, that donation will be doubled by First Free. For more information (how to give, FAQs) please click through.
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.
It’s always fun (and helpful) to take a quick look at the stats for our website at the end of the year. Through the stats we can see a cross section of our ministry and we can see how our supporters have shared our ups and downs. Sometimes, we’re surprised at some of the ways our web site reaches beyond the normal borders of our every day lives.
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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.
This week we have visitors from Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. Greg and Jacqueline are here to see Narnia Elementary School and plan for a summer English camp that’s to take place from July 11-15.
Don Oleson visits Slovakia every year as a part of the 15 year partnership between First Evangelical Free Church of Rockford and the Cirkev Bratská in Slovakia. To recognize the help that the CB has received from Rockford they made First Free an honorary congregation in the CB denomination.