The first days of summer camp 2017 were rough. It was early August. Instead of the normal anticipation and excitement that should have shrouded the beginning of the week, a cloud of negativity hung over the camp like smog.
Over my ten-plus years in Poland, I have participated in a number of children’s camps, and the Lord has granted me the privilege of praying a salvation prayer with 15-20 kids. The first two boys who ever asked me to pray this prayer with them were in my Bible class at a camp in the summer of 2003. One of these two was a 10-year-old boy named Krzyś. Unfortunately, we have very little chance for follow-up on the kids at camp, so I’ve often wondered what effect the salvation prayers have had on the kids’ lives after camp. As is typical in Poland, Krzyś and I had no opportunity for further contact after our summer camp ended.
Winter has definitely overtaken Poland, but I honestly love it. The temperature typically hovers in the teens and low twenties (Fahrenheit), though this past week we have been in the single digits during the day and below zero at night. With a continual covering of snow and ice, it is just beautiful. (Thankfully, though, my […]
Hello Everyone, A big thank-you to all who have been praying in regards to my hope of hosting a 14-year-old dom dziecka boy (Miłosz) and 10-year-old Maciek (from Warsaw) over the Christmas break. The first answer to prayer came when I got word that Maciek’s step-grandma agreed to let Maciek come visit me. He will […]
Hello Everyone, I have a prayer request for those who have time/opportunity to join me in praying about this. I’ll give the gist of the prayer request first, and then I’ll add extra information for those who would like a few more details. General Prayer Request: I am applying to the Polish courts asking for […]
Jim LaRose Banner A few years ago I teamed with a woman from our Polish church who translated for me when I taught Sunday school. This woman, named Maja, also translated for me at the Child Evangelism Fellowship camp a couple summers ago. This was the camp where I first met little eight-year-old Maciek. As […]
King David School As many of you already know, the city of Poznan (metro population of 635,000) has only one small private Christian elementary school: King David School.
When I was an elementary school teacher, the first grade teachers in our building had an annual tradition of celebrating the 100th day of school with their students. Although I never practiced this tradition as a teacher, I now have reason to observe it for a different reason…. as a new grandpa. Tuesday, April 3, […]
Previously, I shared the story about meeting an over-active and very relationally needy little eight-year-old boy (Maciek) at last summer’s Child Evangelism Fellowship camp here in Poland. Over the past year, the Lord provided the opportunity to maintain regular contact with Maciek (now 9 years old). For most of the year, I was able to […]
It all began with Timothy and Ashley Keller.
God’s gracious provision for their medical needs has allowed their family to receive the treatment they need to enable their return to ministry in Kabwe, Zambia with full energy and health. Somewhere in their African travels, they picked up some metal poisoning that was affecting their whole family’s health and ability to minister.