Throughout our years in Czech, Dave has served as an elder in our churches here, both in Havířov and in Frýdlant n.O.. He started preaching in the Czech language within two years, and still continues to preach in our church about once a month!
This morning after he finished preaching, our pastor brought up some other Patty's.
Tyler, Lara and the boys visited our church for the first time since arriving to Czech in January. Since they are now part of a church in Ostrava, today was a send-off for Tyler as a member of our church, to become a member of the new church he and Lara are now involved in.
Dave got to pray over them, to commission them from our church to their new one.
After they sat down, our pastor had Claire come up.
Today she became a member of our church! And Tyler had the privilege of praying for his sister, commissioning her into this body of believers to serve, love and be part of this flock.
It was a precious moment, watching our kids as adults, stand firmly as believers in the Lord. Each has been led to a church God has prepared for them, where they will give of themselves with the gifts and talents God has given to them.
I so deeply thank the Lord for his work in their lives that has led them to love the Lord with all their heart, and to serve him from that place.