Spring has finally arrived here in Slovakia! After a long winter, full of snow, we have warm temperatures. While I did enjoy winter, I am glad to be able to wear tshirts again. Along with the warm weather in Košice come the street restaurants on the Main Street, and all of the wonderful icecream. I actually found poppy seed and Kofola flavored icrecream yesterday. It was delicious!
Lenka is getting settled down into her job. She is still in training for now but will start with her regular working hours soon, which are 12 hour shifts. It will be hard since it is a long shift, but she will also have more days off, which is a good thing. She is working with various problems that come up in the system, so she is dealing with both people and computers. Please pray for her as she continues to learn and get used to her new job.
I have finally been able to find a job! I am working in a language school teaching English. All of my students are From IT companies, like where Lenka is working. I am really enjoying it so far. Everyone that I teach is really nice, and they want to learn. Right now I am working two days a week, but I hope to get a few more hours soon.
I am so thankful to God for helping me find this job. I know that He has amazing plans, and even though I have a “secular” job, I will still be able to show the light of Christ. Please pray for opportunities for me to share the Gospel, and that my students would be open to hearing it.
I have also found a Slovak teacher, and meet with her once a week. I am taking a free course, but those classes are more general. This new teacher will help me with grammar, which is very important. I see this as the most important step in my ministry here in Slovakia. I need to be able to speak Slovak to reach people here. Please pray that I would be able to do that.
Lenka and I are also meeting with the pastor to pray and see how we can best reach the people of Košice. We have to trust and listen to God for His guidance, to see where He opens doors, and leads us to ministry.
We are also searching for a long term ministry organization, so that we will be able to continue our ministry here. We have been praying and researching, and meeting with people. We know that God has an amazing plan for us, and we look forward to seeing what that will be.
Lenka and I are very grateful and blessed to have you praying for us and thinking about us while we are planning our ministry here in Košice. Last year when we arrived in Hurbanovo we were just able to jump right into ministry, since it was planned for us. Now we are starting fresh, and learning to trust God and His timing.
This Sunday evening I will be preaching here in Košice. Please pray that God would lead me and guide me as I prepare.
We hope that everyone is doing well at home. If you ever have any prayer concerns to share, we would love to be able to pray for you.