English Bible Camp participants at Puchov
The EEMN 2016 Slovakia English Bible Camp team hosted two, dynamic English Bible Camps at Púchov and Vranov. For the first time, a full youth camp for teenagers was also hosted to coincide for the entire week with the language camp at Púchov. 14 teenagers participated in the camp designed especially for them. However, the biggest blessing came after the EEMN team departed, when 13 of the teens returned on Friday evening to participate in the local church youth group! In 2017 EEMN will host language camps in Vranov and Púchov, plus a completely separate Slovakia Life and Adventure Camp for TEENAGERS that will feature day hiking in the nearby mountains, while engaging in life-equipping lessons from a Christian worldview.
2016 SLOVAKIA TEENAGE CAMP STUDENTS
Miro Mudrak is the Púchov regional director of Fellowship of Lutheran Youth (SEM) and he has a huge and active heart for ministry to youth and children. He is especially troubled by the decline from active youth in church life and so desires to do everything in his capacity to make sure they do not wander away. Miro writes:
“SEM is a civic organization that is active beside the Lutheran Church in Slovakia. The main goal of SEM is spreading the Gospel among young people and training and education of youth leaders of local communities and churches.
We realize these goals through different activities. It is done through regular meetings once a week, schooling programs, sport, music, local, regional and national events. All these things we try to do in a biblical way and also in a form that is attractive for young people nowadays.”
MISSIONARY INTERN: In July 2016 Jacob Ellis began serving for one year in youth & discipleship ministry with our SEM ministry partners in Slovakia! Please keep Jacob in your prayers during this exciting opportunity and by learning about his adventures in serving by following his Missions Blog link, below!
LYDIA MELUSOVA & SLAVO SLAVIK
Slovak Evangelistic Center (ESV) is another national organization that was established for the purpose of developing an effective radio evangelistic ministry for the Lutheran Church of Slovakia. ESV is an independent mission organization, related closely to the Slovak Lutheran Church. Its aim is to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, to bring people to the Lord Jesus Christ, and to build a strong Christian mission in Slovakia. Director, Slavomir Slavik, has served with the Center since 2001 and is actively engaged in promoting missions and outreach on an international scale. In May 2017 ESV is scheduled to host an International Missions Conference in which 600-700 pastors and ministry workers are anticipated to attend!
Lydia Melusova is a blessed servant of the Lord and a valuable partner in ministry with EEMN. She has been involved with EEMN since close to the beginning of our presence in Slovakia and serves as our English Bible Camp liaison and coordinator. Lydia also works as ESV Ministries assistant to Slavo Slavik.