APRIL MISSION FOCUS

Jirka and Keira Kravoli

in the Czech Republic

Jirka and Keira Kravoli and their family of 4 children live and work in the Czech Republic where they have been for 12 years now with the mission organisation Crosslinks. They have had a heart for reaching the many students, who live in and around the town of Olomouc, who they have been able to build relationships with during the time they have been following their university courses. Jirka is involved in preparing bible study material for a wide variety of different courses which students are now accessing via zoom. They like us, long for a return to being able to have real fellowship together, when they are able to meet face to face once more.

Praise for:

  • The new technology hardware received as a gift which is helping with everyone in the family having access to the internet more easily which is helping everyday life run more smoothly.

  • The weekend away last October when the Psalms were studied by students attending. Some not able to attend could access through the internet for some sessions.

  • Life Explored courses reaching many more people as it has been held on zoom and for those who have become Christians following on from this.

  • Recent encouragement from a Day Conference being face to face and being able to meet with Christians before the latest lock down which began in February.

  • Recent study groups using Jirka’s material on Ephesians and 1 John

  • The hopeful message of Easter and what that will mean celebrating in the Czech Republic this year during restrictions.

Pray for:

  • The lifting of restrictions in Czech Republic which have recently tightened again due to an increase in covid cases and a State of Emergency being declared at the end of February. Currently, they can meet up with one other person outdoors but there is a curfew between 9pm and 5am. Dog walking is only permitted within 500m from home and churches can meet with 10% of their congregation.

  • The university group of students as they continue with Bible studies, building on what they have learnt, so it may bear fruit in their lives and that they will witness to others.

  • Jirka preparing to train leaders to prepare Bible studies for youth groups and small group sessions along with new material for teaching.

  • The family as they continue with home schooling and find ways to interact and support each other during the impact of these further restrictions at home and school.

Jirka and Keira share: ‘The day before the [current] strict quarantine started Jirka was scheduled to lead a youth group meeting in the north of Czech. It was amazing that this was possible just before the lockdown and we praise the Lord for this. There were around 50 young people there. It was so good to see so many coming on a very icy Saturday evening. Please give thanks with us for this opportunity.’

We look forward to hearing from Jirka on Sunday 11 April when he will be our preacher.

These is more news from Jirka and Keira here

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