God is good! Here in CCE it was confirmed again this summer. Despite of the COVID-19 threat, we were able to have a weeklong VBS. The theme of the week reflected our reality: our life may be a rocky railway, but Jesus’ power pulls us through. Keeping a few restrictive measures, we were learning, singing, dancing, playing and having fun. In addition to the standard VBS activities like class, sports, and crafts, our teachers added an escape room robotics, fun physics, a drama studio, and creative photography workshop. The team of 12 leaders and over 20 teenage helpers from our school brought the gospel to over 80 children. It was wonderful although we all lacked the unique contribution of you, our American partners this year. Let us hope that our next VBS and all the summer activities in 2021 will be enjoyed together again.
We hope this update finds you well, lifts up your spirit and brings you joy during these challenging time. This Pentecost season reminds us that as Christians we live and move by the Spirit and nothing can take that joy away from us.
First of all, after more than two months of home quarantine students are back in our school. It is on voluntary basis and restricted to the kindergarten and elementary school children (age 3-10), but we are grateful to have them back. The older students continue online education from home. It is a challenge to follow all the requirements, but children are happy to be with their friends and teachers again and we continue our mission.
Wishing you Easter Blessings
Center for Christian Education Team
Secondary school students from Slovakia and Hungary sought solutions to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and the protection of seas and oceans. They dealt with these matters at a model United Nations conference during the last weekend of January, organised by students of the Lutheran Academy in Martin.
Just before the Christmas school holidays, when people were busy with preparing gifts for their loved ones, we organized an event for people who are afraid about what the future might bring to them. These people are facing threats because of injustices being done to them. With Amnesty International, we joined in the effort of writing formal letters and appealing to authorities. In the past, many cases have been solved and those who were persecuted have found help and justice through this effort.
Hail the Light,
which enlightens everyone!
The Light shines in the darkness
and the darkness did not overcome it.
John 1, 5 and 9 (par.)
Every school year we teach our staff and children how to help others – people who are in material, social or emotional need. We raise money to support them, we pray for them, and show them our love and care. Continue reading