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.
This year, through the daughter of former missionaries to Slovakia (Brian and Tina Backstrom), we got hooked up with an opportunity for Trinity Ensembles to visit Narnia Elementary School and give a concert at a downtown Banská Bystrica venue. I’m on my way this very day to print up some posters and hand them out to local pastors or post them to city information sites.
RestTime Summer English Camp
The big event for this summer is our English day camp. Narnia Elementary School will host the camp along with a team of seven from Judson Baptist in Nashville, TN. Both teams are working hard to prepare English lessons, plan travel, meals, teaching materials…you name it.
We would especially appreciate your prayers for this camp. Preparing is very time consuming both for the teachers at Narnia who are involved and for the Americans who have to put lots of effort into this. For them especially, there are a lot of unknowns.
Most of all, though, pray for the kids. The camp is for fifth and sixth graders from Narnia and the surrounding community. There will be kids coming who have never heard the gospel before and kids who will hear it in a completely different way because they’ll hear it in the context of caring relationships.
Tina Backstrom says
I’m super excited for Heidi to join you in ministry there soon. I only wish I was tagging along!
Todd Patterson says
Yes. It’s coming up fast. We’re trying to find places for 58 people!