If you tracked with us during our vision trip to the Czech Republic, you know how encouraging of an experience it was for us. While we hoped that God would open doors, he opened more than we could have even hoped for. We came back knowing exactly where and how God would have us serve.
Can we share with you where God is leading us?
The picture above is of us with our future ministry partners. Tom and Klára Michalko (with their daughter Mia) are young church planters. God has given them a burden for healthy reproducing churches in their city of Ostrava. They have been developing a leadership team for the past two years and will be officially planting a church for young believers this coming February. These are gifted servants with a heart for the lost among their people!
This is one of many stories of God moving in Czech. We have been asked to serve alongside leaders like Tom and Klára in strengthening the local Church in Ostrava. We will do this by leading Bible studies, developing teaching curriculum, and discipling young leaders.
God is also opening up doors to equip these young leaders in a more formal setting. Josiah Venture is in discussion with ForMission about the possibility of offering an accredited undergraduate degree in Theology and Mission to national leaders across all 13 of the JV countries. We are hoping this can begin in the Fall of 2017. We have been asked to help direct this program from the Czech Republic, and are delighted to be able to teach and disciple these students!
God has gone before us and has prepared the perfect place for us to serve. We are so excited!
Our goal is to be in Czech by Summer 2017. But we can only do that once we have reached 100% support. Would you pray and consider partnering with us?
We need both financial partners and prayer partners. For now you can give easily online. We would also love to talk more with you in person or over Skype in the coming months. If you’re interested in talking or hosting us, please reach out! And please let us know how we can be praying for you.
God is moving in Central and Eastern Europe. Thank you for joining us as we seek to be a part of His work!