God, in the last two weeks, has opened up two schools for Greg and I to go into. This means students who need Jesus have been placed at our fingertips (so to speak). God has given us access to the lives of students of all backgrounds who all need Jesus.
School 1: This school is like the middle/upper-middle class high school comparable to Ronald Reagan High School or Alamo Heights High School (for those that live in San Antonio). Almost all the students here will go on to universities.
School 2: This school is comparable to Roosevelt High School (again for San Antonions). It is a technical/vocational school. Most of these students will not go to university, and the simple truth is there is less money to be had there.
In both schools, the students have equal need of Jesus. In both schools there is the pain caused by sin. In both schools there are walls of different shapes and sizes between Jesus and their hearts. In both schools, I believe, is low-hanging fruit waiting to be picked, a bountiful field ready for the harvest.
I have had two weeks to go in to classes at School 1 and one week to go into classes at School 2. God has decided these two doors would open up with one month left in the Czech Republic. God has given me 26 more days in this country for this season. I hope it is 26 days of preparing the way for these students and teachers to meet Jesus Christ (Mark 1). 26 more days...
- We will be having a sports afternoon for School 2 on Wednesday, November 29. We are hoping and praying it will be an opportunity to connect with students, especially guys. "So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us" (1 Thessalonians 2:8).
- For wisdom in pursuing relationships with individual students - where, when, who, how, etc.
- For wisdom and courage in telling them the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- For the Thanksgiving youth group night/outreach - for the youth group to be loving and inviting and welcoming and for relationships to begin between Christians and non-Christians, to the glory of God, the sanctification of His children, and the salvation of the lost.
Dekuji moc (Thank you very much)!
P.S. I may be mostly offline this next week. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. May it be a time of rejoicing, praying, and thanking. In all these God is faithful. Amen.