Daily Archives: July 27, 2017


If I died tonight I would die a blessed and happy man. To be invited by a student to see his village; eat with his family hosting you at their home; trying wonderfully delicious new foods and drinks; getting a personal tour of a church built in the 1200s; travel to a working sheep farm, to watch a sun set, […]

A full heart


“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 As we finish up day 3 of week 2 my heart is so in awe of the Love of Jesus. In our second week here, the GO team has had the opportunity to spend a few hours each morning in […]

Holy and Dearly Loved


One of the first things a Slovak student asked me was, “Why did you come here? Did you come on vacation?  I responded, “I came here because God sent me to help you.”  He said, “That is very kind of you.”          


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The perfect opportunity During the first week of camp, I had the privilege to serve on a small team from New Heights Church as a leader at a camp for incoming high school students in Slovakia. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine my passion for teaching, serving, and sharing the love God has for us. I pictured it […]

Being Present


God is hilariously sneaky!  I thought He was sending me 6,000 miles to build relationships with Slovak people. I was clueless to the relationships He would build with my teammates.  What a blessing it has been getting to know them.  Little did I know that it was a two-for-one deal!

6,000 miles to Build Relationships




This week we have 21 students in the Intermediate 1 class. About half returned from the previous week. They are a fantastic group ranging from 9-13 years old. Today we created obstacle courses to learn about giving directions, made bracelets, and described mustaches with afterwards trying some on! When 2:30 came today, it was hard to get the students to […]

Intermediate 1 EFL Class Day 8