Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sheltering Strength

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: Picture Praise, 10/11/10

The picture I sent in was taken at Cesky Sternberk, in the Czech Republic which is a castle which was built in 1241 near Sazava, Czech Republic. The massive walls and huge doors and gates up at the castle are amazing to me as they were constructed so long ago without the aid of modern construction tools.

photographer: Dora Becker, Czech Republic. "My husband and I, along with our five children, have lived and worked in the Czech Republic for the last 13 years. We just left our first church plant in the hands of a national pastor last January and are moving into a larger part of our work being with the Roma (gypsy) people in the Czech Republic, as well as in Slovakia, Hungary and trans-Carpathian Ukraine. This people group has a heritage of traveling which stems from the racial discrimination they suffer. Working with them brings many joys and challenges. We seek to serve them in practical ways such as finding housing, helping with heating in the winter, teaching basic health skills and we are planning on teaching them skills and loaning them tools needed to start micro-businesses so they can earn their own income, especially the young mothers who are often left alone with their children without a source of income. God is moving in the hearts of these people and drawing them to Himself in such tender ways and we are excited to join Him in what He is doing!"

1 comment:

cornelia said...

Beautiful! I love this country...My daughter and I visited in 2008


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