Sunday, June 30, 2013

We've arrived...

Good morning to all of you back home! It is officially 10:45am central time and about 5:45pm Slovak time. As this is being written I find myself at TCKompas which is the training center for Josiah Venture for the country of Slovakia. After having departed from Chicago yesterday on our 12 day journey (June 29-July10) we arrived safely in Vienna, Austria at about 8:30am local time. From there we were bussed to the training center where we are now in the city of Zilina, Slovakia; about a 3.5 hr bus ride.

Already God has been working in the relationships NCF youth have been developing.

When we left on Saturday morning we began with the reading of Psalm 121. An excellent Psalm - but of particular concern as an entire team travels the world is verse 8, "The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." We begin our trip with thankfulness that the Lord has heard our pleas for mercy and in his Abundant kindness has given us safe passage to the country and people we come to serve. Join with us now as seek to HONOR Christ as KING by spreading the Gospel through relationships! Below are some pics to help you visualize what we are experiencing...
The Team on Saturday June 29 in Tremont before departure


Catholic church in lower square of Zilina

Tate volunteered for this pic :)

Jaylin has things under control

Look closely, Stephen is a potty mouth

Ed's confused

Intern Chelsea Risinger is like a daughter to me!