Slovak Baptist Union Decision

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.

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8 Responses to Slovak Baptist Union Decision

  1. Connie Griffin says:

    You are in my thouhts and prayers. I’m sure you will find out what God has in mind for you both. Get well!

  2. Jill Ward says:

    So sorry to hear about this! We have prayed for you at our Wednesday morning prayer service(we call it mass) every single week and we have prayed the past 2 weeks for a solution for Lenka. I hope she will be able to find a job soon and /or go back to school if that is possible.We will continue to pray for you and all that you do. I hope you feel better soon! We all miss you and think of you often. Keep us informed on your health and the job search! Love you!!

  3. Susan Skinner says:

    I know you must be so disappointed in the Union’s decision, but I know you both are destined to do great things. Our prayers are not always answered in the way we want but I am sure God will guide you both in what you do. You are such a special young couple and you are both serving in many wonderful ways whether Lenka is an intern or not. We are so proud of you!
    God Bless you both in your work!
    Susan Skinner

  4. Faye Conner says:

    LENKA & ROBERT, YOU REMAIN IN MY DAILY PRAYERS. KEEP THE FAITH!

  5. Honza says:

    I am sorry friend!

  6. Ann Winstead says:

    Robert
    I have just finished reading my devotion for today and it encourages us to look again to the One who calls us to accompany him on the path He has provided for us. I know that God will lead you and Lenka on the right path. God bless you both and take care of yourselves.

  7. Amy Shortt says:

    Dear Robert and Lenka,
    Sending you much love ! It takes great courage to do what you are doing ! Hang in there. We are praying for you.

    Love,
    Amy

  8. gigiandpop says:

    Dear Robert and Lenka, Pop did not get the message about Lenka’s job loss. Please let us know about your plans. We are so sorry about this and it will be their loss because you are a wonderful instrument of God’s love. I do hope you are feeling better. You are always in our hearts and prayers. Let us hear from you.

    Love, gigi and Pop

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