3/28/10

Sunday will never be the same!

The Czech Ministry Team from Wisconsin spent Palm Sunday worshiping with their Czech brothers and sisters in a church in Cesky Tesin.

After church it was off to Poland, where we shared a pizza lunch with Daniella, another JV missionary. The team really enjoyed spending some time relaxed time together ... and seeing and hearing about some of the many things that God is doing in this part of the world!

With tour guide Dave J at the wheel, the team was given a short ride to H2O, Josiah Venture's retreat, camp and conference facility in Poland. Joye and Dave were greeted especially warmly by their dear friend Kazik, with whom they had worked for 3 weeks last summer!

It was great to see the tremendous progress that has been made on the main building! Hopes are that the facility will be used by campers this summer!















The vision for what God could do in this place was super uplifting to everyone, and we left with hopes of seeing how God would have any of us continue to be involved in helping this place become all He wants it to be!

With Art and Fran needing a little "pick-me-up" ... we decided to do a shopping trip to the Polish version of Home Depot ... Castarama ... WOW!! What a sight with boys picking out their toys!

(And Joyce's sister Lenore even found some nice blue rubber boots!)

















The remainder of Sunday was spent enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of the 1200 year-old city of Cieszyn.





The Dave's drank the smallest cup of coffee they could find ...


Dave J and Art demonstrated the intricacies of laying cobblestones ...



... and the 3 (Lakes) brothers posed in front of a sign on a cobblestone street that described them perfectly!



It was truly an inspiring day ... and we were reminded of the need to continue to invest our lives "preparing the way of the Lord!" ... here in Eastern Europe, or where ever He leads us!!

2 comments:

Mark Jensen said...

Ahhhh, Davo! One year ago we were working and traveling through feet of snow and driving winds. Amen for diversity in weather and Springtime!!
Cathy and I pray for your team to desire and complete God's will in CZ, basking in His Favor the Entire time you are there! Amen!

Eric Gustafson said...

So, what is the translation of the sign that describes them perfectly??