Thursday, July 07, 2005

2 Weeks and we're in Slovakia!

I'm heading off to Slovakia with three teens from Calvary church on July 22! We have so much to accomplish, I can hardly believe it's gonna be that soon!
We've been meeting every Sunday afternoon for 2 hours, memorizing James, preparing English lessons (10 of them to be taught for 2 hrs each), and getting all the various tickets, luggage stuff .....and of course, eating Perogies!-typically potatoe/cheese stuffed bread things!. yumm.
Our biggest challenge right now, is the enormous cost of the airline tickets. $1200 each! whew!
We did a special event, Bible lesson this week...beginning at a maternity ward, then to a nursing home, and followed by a visit with a local funeral home......THAT was weird! AFter all that, we had lunch of Polish perogies and stuffed cabbage at a....cemetery! Makes one wonder about us huh? :-)Actually, it was really cool. Very interesting. The topic was maturity. What IS maturity? There is a difference between age, and maturity. "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example to believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity" Timothy
Believe me! Adults can be much less mature than teens on the mission field in many ways.
So, we've got about $700 more each to raise before we go. But, we're excited and expectant!!
New York to Kosice,Slovakia ---July 22!!!!