Saturday, February 17, 2018

Norwegian Friends

When friends come all the way from Norway to visit us and hear about JV, you make the most of a quick week-end together!

These friends arrived yesterday afternoon to spend two days with us, which meant we wanted to maximize our time with them.

We put together quite an itinerary for today, our one full day together, starting out at the Moravian museum in Suchdol to tell them the story of the Moravians, which I've written about HERE.

From there we headed one hour east to H20, our JV Poland training center. There we met with Bartek and his dear wife, Kasia for lunch, and then an explanation of the ministry there.

Though it was slightly bone chilling outside, you can't visit H20 without a tour outside as well!

From there we headed back towards home, but first stopping in another city in Poland to introduce our friends to the the Božon's, a JV family who normally live in Czech. But due to a new law regarding the US social security system, Lauren (being American) must spend 6 months outside of Czech in order to keep her SS status in the US.

It's a strange law. But they're keeping it with integrity and making the most of it by living in a rented house there. Petr takes the kids back to Czech every day for school (40 minutes one way), just so they can be US law-abiding citizens (though it doesn't matter to Petr since he is Czech).

Well done Božon family!

From there we continued on back into Czech, stopping in Frydek Mistek to meet with Shelby, who is on our International Fusion team.

And then it was on to our house to see the last people of the day.

Tyler, Lara, Judah, Asher and our daughter, Claire, were already at the house by the time we arrived! It was so delightful to host our friends with our family!

Judah made his debut as a pianist for our guests. 😂 (Seriously though...this guy has potential! You should hear his rhythm.)

This was the first time I've ever hosted anyone while having grandchildren in the house...that's pretty fun, kisses and all!

It looks like Judah, and the rest of the family, will up for being around for a few more dinner guests at Papa and Nonnie's house!

Thanks to all who met with us today! It was a joy sharing you and our JV world with our Norwegian friends.

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