Friday, September 3, 2010

On the Move

We've moved our blog to Visit us there to stay updated. We appreciate you taking the time to connect.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pray for Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia's capital city, was shocked today when a man went on a shooting spree that left 8 dead and the death toll expected to rise. It seems to be a racially motivated attack as the victims were all members of a Roma (Gypsy) family. Across Europe the Roma people are a marginalized group that are treated with mistrust, and Slovakia is no exception.

Pray for the families of those who lost someone, for the people wounded and in hospital and for the people of the city. When there is great need, Christians should rise to respond. The Peace of Pressburg, signed in 1805 in Bratislava (Pressburg), is a historical reminder that this city has been a place of violence and peace. It is our hope that a new peace would be present in Bratislava.

For more information on the shooting, click here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Wiza" Success!

Visas - we've got them! Shiny, new and all ours; these visas make this transition very real. Valid until July 2011 (2 months shorter than we had applied for), our visas were the last logistic in getting to Poland (now we just need to move our stuff, find a place to live, scrounge up some furniture and...well, this list could go on for awhile).

Thanks for praying about this with us. Keep praying as the next few weeks will be "transitional".

Friday, August 20, 2010

I Love my City 2010 Begins

The project begins today and both teams from Canada have arrived safely. The Canadians and Slovaks will have a day of orientation before the work begins. For up to the minute information about this year's project visit the Twitter page.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mozaika Still Loves Nitra

I Love my City 2010 begins exactly one week from today. It is odd to think about not being there for it. We are so proud to have been part of starting something that has outlived us and it gives us serious joy to see people making it their own.

We have been praying, and will be praying harder as the project gets closer, and ask you not to forget the people of Mozaika, the people of Nitra and the great potential of this project.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Step Three and a Half

This morning we were able to submit our visa paperwork in full. There was a bit of a twist as Amber went to submit the documents for both of us only to be told that we both had to be present. So an unexpected motorcycle ride and a trip on the SkyTrain had Matthew downtown Vancouver just in time for him to simply hand them the forms.

The Consular seemed positive that he would grant our visas, but for about 2 months less time than we were asking for. So it is out of our hands now and we're asking you to pray with us that we'll have our visas in our possession 2 weeks from now.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Bed Count - July

We've been counting beds since February as a way of tracking our time in transition since departing Nitra, Slovakia until we have a place to call home in Włocławek, Poland. Here's the running tally:

February = 6
March = 5
April = 10
May = 5
June = 6
July = 6
Total = 38

Suddenly 40 is not seeming so hard to obtain.