Last Tuesday afternoon we got to spend a few precious hours with some of our friends who minister in the Sweet Surrender coffeehouse/house church in Krakow, Poland. It seems that many of them have had a difficult last few months, and we promised them that we would continue to pray for the following requests:
For our American friend H., who attends the church and helps out quite a
bit with church/shop special events: she's working more as an English
tutor, which is both good and exhausting; her dad continues to struggle
with very painful, possibly terminal cancer; and she's working to
receive her Polish health certification so she can help even more in the
For our English friend J., who's been a great
friend and ministry partner for the volunteers in Krakow: his family is
reeling a bit, as one of his uncles recently died quite suddenly;
another uncle just narrowly survived a very serious heart attack; he
continues to feel a call to ministry in Poland, but is seeking God's
long-term plans for his life.
For our American friends B. and
M., who helped take our place at Sweet Surrender: their son recently
spent 3+ days in the hospital after severely burning his arm; their
family continues to struggle with illness and fatigue; they prepare to
take more of a hands-on role in the coffeehouse and house church as
another volunteer prepares to go home for deputation in a few weeks.
our American friend T., who continues to help mold and focus the
leadership vision for the house church: he's working hard to fit serious
language study into an already-busy schedule; he's taken on more
responsibility by joining a local gospel music association board; he'
splaying an active role in developing the small group ministry in the
Nazarene house church; he and his family have been a huge source of
support and encouragement to the Mission Corps volunteers since we've
For our Polish friends and family in Krakow: that God
would encourage two of our friends who have taken in several foster care
children and are now struggling with employment issues; that God would
continue to foster a spirit of inclusion and reconciliation in amongst
the families and volunteers in the house church; that God would honor
and bless the leadership of our friend T. as he seeks to provide a model
of servant leadership for the future.
Please help us lift up these praises and concerns to the Father! :)