Spreading Joy and Love: Our Mission Trip Update from Slovakia

July 17, 2023

Greetings from Slovakia! We are thrilled to share the highlights of our first day on the mission trip, where we witnessed an outpouring of excitement, love, and learning. Our team of dedicated missionaries embarked on this journey to make a positive impact in the lives of students, and today was a truly remarkable start to our mission. However, amidst the joyous atmosphere, we also encountered some challenges and requests for prayer. Let’s dive into the details of this transformative day.

As the sun rose on our first day of camp, both students and missionaries were brimming with anticipation. The students arrived, their faces beaming with excitement, ready to embark on a journey of knowledge and discovery. Our team of missionaries was equally eager to share their skills, experiences, and faith with the young participants.

In the creative arts workshop led by Bob, the students had a blast designing and making tie-dye shirts. The vibrant colors and patterns reflected the exuberance and individuality of each student. Laughter filled the room as friendships blossomed, and everyone felt the joy of artistic expression.

TJ, with his infectious energy, led the students in an exhilarating game of sharks and minnows. The sounds of children running, giggling, and cheering echoed throughout the school. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to bond, build trust, and develop their physical abilities while having an absolute blast.

Meanwhile, Tanya and Marty facilitated an inspiring music session. The students learned new songs, practiced harmonies, and explored the transformative power of music. The room was filled with melodic voices, creating an uplifting atmosphere that touched the hearts of all present.

Creating a Welcoming Environment:

To foster an atmosphere of love and acceptance, each room at the camp was thoughtfully decorated. The aim was to make the students feel God’s love through the warm and inviting ambiance. From colorful banners bearing encouraging messages to cozy corners with cushions and blankets, every detail was carefully considered. The transformation of the rooms symbolized the transformation we hope to inspire within each student, helping them realize their worth and potential.

Prayer Requests:

As we rejoice in the successful start of our mission trip, we also seek your support in prayer for two specific concerns. Firstly, we ask for your prayers for Sheri’s lost luggage. Sheri has faced an unfortunate situation, and we hope and pray that her belongings will be found and returned to her soon. Let’s ask for comfort and a swift resolution to this matter.

Secondly, we request your prayers for Don, one of our dedicated missionaries. He received heart-wrenching news last night about the loss of a loved one. In this difficult time, we ask for strength and solace for Don and his family. May they find comfort in the embrace of their faith and the support of our community.


Our first day of the mission trip in Slovakia was nothing short of incredible. The enthusiasm of the students, the passion of the missionaries, and the transformative power of love and faith were evident in every interaction. We are grateful for your continued prayers and support as we navigate the challenges and triumphs of this journey. Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this incredible adventure of spreading joy and love. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of these remarkable young individuals.