With each passing year here in the CZ, we begin to see a bit more of the larger picture of what God is doing and we have a greater awareness — that the time we have here is a precious gift from Him.
Nothing ever remains the same. The seasons come and go, people and things change but our Heavenly Father always, always remains the same.
His steadfast love endures forever. And we can rest in that.
With the first month of the year already behind us, we reflect and think about where we’ve come from and look ahead to where we are going.
This year will mark our 13th year being in this country as a family. T h i r t e e n y e a r s! This would not be the life we would have imagined for ourselves. But our Heavenly Father knows best.
He brought to us a small nation in the heart of Europe – a nation we believe that plays a special role in the Kingdom of God.
The first modern day missionaries came from Moravia, here in Czech. The Moravian brethren were persecuted for their faith, and they fled to neighboring Germany where they set up a community that sent out missionaries and became home to the 100 years of prayer. Just to think of it – a hundred years of prayer! Wow! Praise God!
There are deep spiritual wells that need to be uncovered and dug up again.
A House of Prayer for All Nations
The dream we had of claiming this land for Jesus by legally owning a piece of land has come true. We are living on it and we are living out the dream. To God be the glory!
And the vision we had of building a house – a house that would be for the Lord – has now become the call to use our house as a house of prayer for all nations.
With all the turmoil going on around the world especially as it relates to the Middle East and the ensuing refugee crisis, we know that more than ever now is the time to pray and to gather believers to pray.
We want to be obedient to God’s call and pray for the nations starting with the Czech Republic. This year, we want to have “days of revival and days of prayer” in our home where believers can gather and spend time worshipping and praying together specifically for the healing of the nations.
Our Czech home group continues to meet regularly in our home and we have become like family bonded by God’s love. And this past year, we’ve hosted a small group of English-speaking believers in our home on a regular basis to worship, pray and encourage one another.
The big goal – our prayer – for this year is to cross the finish line with our house building project which is now in its 7th year. What remains are the master bedroom, bathroom, upstairs loft room, fireplace and the second half of the kitchen.
What amazing journey this has been. Our Heavenly Father has been with us at every step of the way and we are trusting Him to carry us to the finish line. Thank you Father because you are the giver of every good and perfect gift.