Daily Archives: July 8, 2012


This was my favorite of the goulashes. Very tasty with a little bit of heat. I tried to get them to smile for the camera, and then I remembered that they probably didn’t understand English! Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy… That is what was being performed as I snapped these pictures at the Martin Lutheran Congregation Festival this afternoon. Pastor Tomas, in the center playing with his American-style blues […]

Cultural Exchange


It is always interesting the things that come to mind prior to heading towards Slovakia. Each trip God has certainly impressed my thoughts and heart with different thoughts and feelings that seem to come together into one larger creation. I tend to understand things more creatively, so maybe this is why God brings it to me packaged this way. This year I joined the team very late, but made it […]

A Life Dependent


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Today is our first full day in martin and it has been so lovely, despite the heat and humidity. We had a church out side today and got to wear little head sets so that we could understand the message. Worship was wonderful also, it’s such a great experience to be able to worship in two languages. Its so cool to see God working accross the world, and to be able […]

First full day in Martin



Yikes! Is it really that time for our high school camp here in Slovakia already? It seems like we just got here! Oh wait, we did… As many of you know (and are praying about), our high school youth camp, formerly known as Be Cool Stay Cool, starts tomorrow morning when we head out at 9am with a busload of 12-18 year-olds! In the past, this camp has taken place […]

Tomorrow is…High School Camp!


Well… If you hadn’t yet gathered, WE’RE HERE! Below you’ll see some of the highlights of the journey: Portland (4am Friday, July 6 [GMT-8]) The team met at the Portland airport at 4am on Friday, July 6. Somehow, we everyone managed to make it on time– along with all of their luggage and documents! Due to how early this was for all of us, that is a miracle in and […]

28 hours later…