God’s faithfulness in Christian education in Martin – blessing of the Lutheran Kindergarten

We feel thankful for God’s abundant blessings these days. Thanks to God´s grace we have managed to establish a Lutheran Kindergarten, which means another step forward in Christian education in Slovakia. The Kindergarten began to bring the gospel to our little children on the first day of this school year. The same day, 2nd of September 2012, the Kindergarten was blessed and sanctified by the pastor of the Lutheran church in Martin, Milan Kubík, who dedicated the new space to our God: “This residence is the fulfillment of God’s blessing; we pray that our God will live here and be parent, teacher and comforter in this place.”

In addition to daily English study, the goal of the Kindergarten is to raise kids in Christian values through kind and believing teachers. The possibility of continuing on in the Lutheran elementary school in Martin, which goes through the 9th, grade, is another goal of this Kindergarten. That’s why the director of the Lutheran elementary school, Jozef Sopoliga, said on opening day: “Our goal is to give little children in the Kindergarten the opportunity of growth in English language learning and in this way prepare them for entry at the bilingual Lutheran elementary school in Martin.”

In addition to preparing the Kindergarteners for the Lutheran elementary school, the hope is that the elementary school children will also be prepared to continue on in the bilingual high school which will start in September 2013. Along with the two existing college education programs – English and Christian Education and Mission Work with Children and Youth – this vision has become reality. Twenty years after the fall of communism and its lack of religious freedom, we are now able to educate and raise children, youth and adults in the Christian worldview. By the grace of God we are teaching students from Kindergarten through College in the love and faith of the Lord.

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4 Responses to God’s faithfulness in Christian education in Martin – blessing of the Lutheran Kindergarten

  1. MISS BEV says:

    WHAT JOY YOUR LETTER BROUGHT TO ME TODAY..TO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL, CHEERFUL PRE-SCHOOL & ALL THOSE HAPPY FACES.! TEARS ARE RUNNING DOWN MY FACE RIGHT NOW, I SEE MARTIN AND JOHANNA …WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?? THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL, AND MUCH OF MY TEARS ARE I CANNOT WALK IN THERE AND HUG THEM ALL. I CAN TELL FROM THE GROUP PHOTO THEY ALL FEEL LOVED ALREADY…GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD AND TO SEE THIS DONE IS AWESOME!!! I MAY BE HAVING BACK SURGERY SOON, SO MY PRAYER IS TO FEEL GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO COME TO SLOVAKIA>>all my love to all of you, I pray for you every night. May God continue to bless this pre-school..Tell Natalia I have not seen picture of her new baby…I wish I could walk in your front door and sit and talk with all of you. Until then I hold each of you in my heart. with great love Miss Bev

    • Sisa says:

      Dear Bev,
      Thank you so much for such encorraging and loving words! We can literally feel your love for us and your faith in us through what you wrote. Thank you for praying for us and for just believing that what God does in Martin is truly worth following. We pray for your back surgery so please, let us know how it all went. I am saving you a spot at those entrance steps to the pre school so you don´t miss anybody that comes in ;) I am sure we will meet soon :)
      Love
      sisa and the gang

  2. Mary Schultz says:

    Praise the Lord for the new Kindergarten! We keep each child, family and teacher in our prayers. Each day we give thanks for their religious freedom and do not want to take it for granted. Those whose vision began this amazing school were filled with the Spirit of the Lord. May this Spirit continue to grow and flourish in the hearts of each of the students.

  3. I was thrilled to read about the opening of the Lutheran Kindergarten. What a blessing for the children and their parents! When I think that just five years ago, when I taught EFL at the Center that summer and the school consisted of grades 1-4, it is almost unbelievable how much you have grown and how far you have come. God is indeed good and greatly to be praised and thanked!

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