Tonight, Mark and I had the privilege of having dinner with four amazing men – Bohdan Hrobon, Adrian Kacian and Michal Valco (the three men who lead the Bible School) and Jan Hrobon (the pastor of the local congregation). All four are true visionaries and missionaries in every sense of the words. They get what ministry is about; they live every day by faith; they give their hearts and souls to serving Jesus faithfully; they trust Jesus for the impossible.
For our preparation for this trip, we had the team read “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat” by John Ortberg. I think the title sums up the gist of the book pretty well. While Peter may have gotten a little wet, while the others stayed dry in the boat, he was the only one who got to experience the joy of trusting Jesus for the impossible – and walked on water! It was great prep for the team as many felt they’d be doing some water walking by going to Slovakia. (By the way, when we walked into church on our first Sunday, we couldn’t help but notice that the picture above the altar in church was… Peter walking on the water! Coincidence…?)
So, why do I mention this book in a blog about these four men? Because every day, by dealing with financial, political, social and cultural difficulties we can’t begin to understand, they trust Jesus for the impossible . Every day, they get out of the boat.
And they rarely get wet.
“Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.”