Over the past week, ever since I posted about Lenka’s situation with the Slovak Baptist Union, we have received many emails and comments in support of us. We felt so blessed to have so many people praying for us, that God would soften the hearts of the people. We know that prayer is powerful, and can move mountains.
However, I am sad to report that even though we prayed with all of our might, that the decision was not in our favor. The main group of the Union, with one voice, ended Lenka’s practice. I know that God is in control of all situations, and that He is watching over us. I am still hurting inside, and feel that justice was not done in this case.
This being said, this is not the end of Lenka’s practice or mission work. We do not need to be hired missionaries or pastors to do the work of God. In fact, we are all supposed to be on a mission to spread the amazing news of Christ’s love and sacrifice. Lenka can be a good role model for the Slovak Baptist Church, that all members are responsible to take part in missions.
After the conference we went straight to Košice to get some things done, such as going to see the doctor and taking care of paperwork. While here, I became sick, and am now taking antibiotics. I think it was a combination of the change in weather and stress from the decision. Please pray that I would get better soon.
I will still continue to work for the Slovak Baptist Union, and Lenka will do as much as she can. She also has to get a job now, since she does not have one. I will begin preaching a lot more during these last 5 months in Hurbanovo, as well as starting an English Hour in DEPO club.
Even though we are going through a difficult time now, we know that God has an amazing plan for us in the future, and if we are both called to do missions that He will make it happen. Please continue to pray for us that we will see God’s plan for us, and especially that we would know where He would like us to be for my second year of practice.