The 2019 Slovakia Teen Camp Team is finally all together, which was no small feat! On Thursday evening, Daniel flew in from WA and Pr. DMC flew in from Latvia, where he lives and serves full-time as an EEMN missionary. On Friday afternoon, Faith flew in from NM, after a 24-hour flight delay. Pastor David drove them from Vienna, Austria into Slovakia, where they met up with Heather and Rachel who had been serving at a Bible camp in Czechia. Angela arrived on a train from the northeast Slovak town of Vranov, where she finished teaching with the EEMN English Bible Camp team. Whew! (Did I miss anybody?)
Even with jet-lag, several of us opted to take the short hike up to the ancient castle ruins that are perched above our first night accommodations in Považska Bystrica, Slovakia. It was fun to think that only 24-hours earlier Faith and Daniel were still in the States and today they were standing inside an ancient castle in Slovakia! The views are amazing, too! The landscape in Slovakia is dotted with castle ruins and outposts from a time long ago!
We had the opportunity for our American team to spend the evening over dinner with our Slovak hosts co-leaders. An added bonus was the surprise birthday celebration for Faith! Happy Birthday, Faith!
Tonight, everyone will get a good night's rest before we move on to our camp venue and prepare to welcome the teen campers Saturday afternoon! Keep praying for God's work in, around, and through us and stay tuned!