Our passions that we would like to bring to the younger generation revolve around small group ministry. We have been using John and Sonja Decker’s book “Holy Spirit Empowered Small Groups” in our own home group, and have seen amazing results with our group going and growing deeper in ways that un-hide our shame and speak grace into the dark parts of our past and present.
Alexis and I will be doing Language School as well, so that will take up a chunk of our time in the day time (Mon thru Fri), our friends who are coming with us will be watching our daughter, but will also be available in any tangible way to serve the Polish people (moving, painting, etc) if there is not anything along those lines to do, than they’ll be praying around the city and whoever wants to join them is welcome.
Also, we are open to meet with people/couples for coffee or in their homes, simply to encourage them and build relationships. We envision taking 3 or 4 nights a week doing a home/small group intensive based on the book. The rest of our time and focus would be on language, sharing with our team mates Poland, praying, and serving in whatever ways we can, by meeting with people and anything else that may come up. We want to focus on character discipleship.
We hope to visit the Nowy Targ/Zakopane area on the weekend of the 10-12 (Fri-Sat) for a retreat, but the details of this are sketchy at best. We are looking into staying at a hotel, and are also open to the possibility of staying in host homes, but we do not want to be a burden on anyone, so only if there are people who are desiring to host us, otherwise we are fine with staying in a hotel/hostel, although at this point with increased airfare costs, it is getting tight.
Thanks for your prayers as we move forward.