Št’astný nový rok! Happy New Year! It’s a little early but that is okay. First and foremost, we would love to thank you for being part of our lives and what God has called us to do this past year. We are very, very thankful! Thank you.
Recently, I pondered all that happened over the last year and I was moved. It seems to be a tradition now that people, including me, post their ‘#bestnine’ collage of photos from their most liked Instagram photos. My #bestnine2017 seems to tell our story of 2017 – family, new life, Oliver, football, smile and a lot of joy. It was a beautiful reminder of what God has done this year.
In many ways, this year was a year that brought stability and health to our lives as well. Which is juxtaposed to 2016 that was the opposite, so we are thankful that God brought these things to pass in 2017. At the moment we are at a conference center, operated by Christians, where we now have the tradition of evaluating the previous year, praying and playing for the year to come and also celebrating the New Year. Would you pray that God meets us here and guides in this process?
As we look ahead, we have loads of hopes, dreams and prayers for 2018 and beyond. We feel like we are on the edge of something big that could happen, but it’s just outside of our grasps, we are hopeful that God will bridge that gap in 2018. A reality is that to do good things, we need prayers and funding to make those things possible. Would you first and foremost pray for us, that God would move through people to meet all our needs and beyond? Secondly, would you consider helping us see those needs met? Here’s what we are trusting God to help us with as 2017 closes and 2018 rolls in:
- MONTHLY SUPPORT – we saw our monthly giving take a dip in 2017 and we need to re-raise close to $2000/month. There are several reasons why this happened, mostly because peoples’ situations have changed.
- ONE-TIME for our personal ministry – the monthly support is what keeps us going throughout the year, but there are always extra projects and other things happening. For instance, we are hoping that Zach will travel to the States in February with three of our coaches (Miloš, Jakub, and Lukáš). We are also in need of upsizing our car, as our car is too small to carry the load of our family needs and ministry needs. These are two examples of the one-time support we need to raise. Our hope is to see $10,000 to help towards special projects and needs.
- ONE-TIME for our junior jerseys – we have been working hard for quite some time to raise funds to help our LIONS junior team have new jerseys. Thus far a few generous individuals have donated $6,000 towards this, which leaves us needing to raise the last $3000. If you are willing to help with this, you can give via our non-profit, INTERCEPTION FOUNDATION, that a few of us started a few years back to help us with resources and funding. (Please shoot me an email if you are interested in helping with this!)
Would you consider helping us see these needs met? IF SO PLEASE CLICK HERE!
In helping us meet these needs you are freeing us up to do what God has called us to do, so that, Lord-willing, we will see life change in a country that is longing for God’s tough of renewal, forgiveness, mercy, and grace.
Once again, thank you for being part of this ministry and our lives. Know you are appreciated. Know you are prayed for. Know that God is using you here in Czech, even in the small steps our friends are taking towards God each day! We hope and pray that you and yours have an amazing 2018, that is marked by God’s crazy, radical love and grace!