Saturday, May 19, 2007

Team Indiana

This past week we have had a team from the supporting church of my colleague, Sergej from the Ukraine (he and his wife Ira and their daughter are on the right of this photo with the Missions director, Linn and Paul, the pastor of the church-behind Ljilja). The team came to see him and have meetings with him and also to see in what ways they could help out the Christian Fellowship Church (with which he is now working). The team was great and we had a fun week with them (this is us at the Kastel with the Vrbas river in the background at the end of the tour of Banja Luka).

They also helped us do a joint English club with people from the other English joining with the girls from my English Club - most of my girls are in the above photo with me, Linn and Ginny- who at 68 is proof that it is never too late to go on a missions trip! There were about 12 Bosnians who came in total and we all had a great time - people hung around talking an hour and a half after it had officially finished!
While they were here they bought the church an electric piano to be used for Sunday worship! We are so excited - it is soooo coool to have more than just me leading! Here are Miika and I leading worship at the "Celebration Service" we held on Wednesday night...

Despite the heavy load of logistics and translating (I had to translate for the team wherever we went and then the church leadership had meetings with Sergej - who speaks no English - for which I translated, so it was hard work) it was all made worthwhile as it really helps Sergej know where he is in his relationship with them. They were also great people, so it was hard to see them go...

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