Slovakia 2022 Teen Camp Team
July 5, 2022
Serving in Ružomberok & Vel’ky Slavkov
Overseas Arrivals and Exploring Ružomberok!
The team arrived safely and on time Thursday (Heather & Esther), Friday (Faith & Ethan) and Saturday (DMC & Markuss). Pastor David & Angela Breidenbach were already in-country to greet each upon arrival.
After spending the night at the Icthyus Christian Retreat Center in Vel’ky Slavkov, we had some in-country orientation and training before we drove an hour West to the mountain town of Ružomberok. There we were warmly greeted by our hosts, Pastors David & Ilona Bazlik, who lead their congregation in serving the surrounding community. We moved into our accommodations and had some time to acclimate to our new host city!
On Sunday morning, we attended worship at the Lutheran Church in Ružomberok, where Pastor David (SON Executive Director) was invited to preach, Pastor DMC (SON Missionary to Latvia) led the post-sermon music offering, and the team and Bible camp were lifted up in prayer by the entire congregation.
Later that day, the team, along with several of our Slovak ministry partners, were treated to and amazing visit to one of the oldest and largest castles in Slovakia – Orava Castle – where the iconic 1922 horror movie, Dracula of Nosferatu was filmed!
Following our Orava Castle visit, we returned to our hotel to picked up our teaching supplies to take to the school and prepared our classrooms and rotation spaces for the Monday morning kick-off of the first-ever SON English Bible Camp in Ružomberok!