Sunday, May 2, 2010

Something to Aspire to . . .

Today, Brian, Cece and I had the honor of attending a baptist at a church in Český Těšín‎, about thirty minutes away from where we live. The Ellenwoods, whom you've heard a little bit about, attend that church. Hayley and Noah, their youngest children, were baptized today. As I sat watching those two American missionary kids among about ten other Czech and Polish Christians sharing their testimonies and desire to get baptized, I could not help thinking--this is what I aspire to. Mel and Amy Ellenwood have been serving with Josiah Venture for over ten years, and their youngest children were being baptized in the church that Mel and Amy began attending and partnering with all those years ago. And, their children were being baptized among a minority of Eastern Europeans who hear about the love of Christ and decide to proclaim their commitment to follow Him publicly. I'm not sure what the future holds, but it sure gave me a real picture of why we are here, and a desire to really live like those that have gone before me!

Mel and Amy are in front, and their daughter Hayley is third in from the left, and Noah is on the far right.

1 comment:

  1. I know the future holds some great things for you guys in the Czech! Sorry I haven't been better about keeping in touch since MTI, but I wanted to take a moment to say hello and wish you and Brian well on your continued transition into full-time missions. Hope you're having more yays than yucks! P.S. The orange carpet doesn't really look "that" orange from the pictures.