We celebrated Valentine's Day this year with some fun treats...and a wedding!
Dave's assistant for the past two years, Lucie, and one of our JV missionaries, Brad, were married in Frydek Mistek (about 15 minutes from our house) on Thursday...Valentine's Day! Their wedding was beautiful, Christ centered, joyful and lovely! It was really special to share the day with them, ending with a great reception up at Malenovice for all 150 or so wedding guests!
That's unusual here...normally you only invite a few friends and family to your reception. But Brad and Lucie know a lot of people (including students from the ministries they've been involved in, classmates of Lucie's from high school and college, many friends and co-workers from JV and KAM, as well as Brad's family who came from the US and of course Lucie's family from here in Czech) and wanted all of them to share in the reception.
So they served strawberry dumplings for dinner (not your typical Czech wedding food, but so fun to have on Valentine's Day!), had an entertaining program for everyone (with games for the bride and groom to see how well they knew each other!) and dancing afterwards. What a great time!
And what a memorable Valentine's Day!