In 1990, we came to the United States with our three daughters Petra, Janka, and Natalia from former Czechoslovakia. All five of us were unable to understand or speak English. With two pieces of luggage and no money to account for, we arrived at a nation of opportunity. At that time, we were all unbelievers. As events turned and our need for Christ became more apparent our entire family surrendered their hearts and lives to Jesus. By 2010 we were “successful” in terms of what the world says. We had a relationship with Jesus, served The Kingdom of God in our local church, had healthy relationships with our children and their families, successful jobs and a nice home.
As you may figure, at the peak of our “success” God called us to return to our motherland, specifically to the nation of the Czech Republic. Out of yielded obedience, we returned to the Czech Republic in 2011 for a two-year term, serving the city of Vyskov by planting churches in surrounding cities and ministering to families.
From August 2015 through August 2018 we served in Jihlava, Czech Republic. Our main goal during this three-year term was to equip and train men in local churches to establish small groups for men. The groups would serve as accountability for the men but also teach them to pray together and study the Word. Additionally, we were involved in the life and ministry of the local church in Jihlava. After planning and partnering with local pastors, Peter was able to host the First National Men's Conference in Brno, the Czech Republic where over 300 men attended. Jana has ministered to large and small groups of women throughout the Czech Republic. Together we minister to married couples through counseling and prayer ministry.
In August 2019 we arrived in the city of Most for a four-year term. The city of Most has a population of 66,000 people and approximately 75 church members. The congregation is comprised of 50% Gypsies. We are involved in the life and ministry of the church in Most, but also help with church plants in surrounding areas. We also travel throughout the Czech Republic preaching, teaching and ministering to men, women, and families.
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