Progress Report – 2022 – December

Martin | Slovakia | December | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

A steady and proportionally balanced growth is usually a very good sign. It testifies that a child is healthy or that an institution’s foundations and operational principles are sound. The same applies to wisdom, character, church, and Christian faith. Therefore, growth is one of the key words of our Lutheran Academy mission statement: In Truth and Love to Grow in Christ in Every Way. This is also our New Year’s wish: May we all grow in Christ in every way, especially in His love and truth!

The growth of our school was the main theme of Christmas party organized by our high school students on December 8, 2022. As witnesses of God’s grace, interviews with Bohdan Hroboň, Adrian Kacian, and Jozef Sopoliga were integrated into the student drama skit about the school’s history for parents, students, and visitors. The school band sang, students performed dances, and the party ended with a reception. Such a great night, when students, parents and teachers were united and reminded of God’s greatness – the fundamental force behind our growth!

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – DECEMBER

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Christmas Greeting 2022

THOSE WHO LIVED IN A LAND OF DEEP DARKNESS,
ON THEM LIGHT HAS SHINED

Blessed Christmas & Happy New Year 2023

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Center for Christian Education in Martin, Slovakia

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Progress Report – 2022 – November

Martin | Slovakia | November | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

Reading these words of Isaiah, we think first and foremost of the people in Ukraine who are experiencing darkness of all kinds. Daily blackouts caused by Russian terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure are visible demonstrations of the darkness in minds and hearts of Kremlin establishment. Yet, all these and other blackouts will be ultimately defeated because Jesus, the light from above, has come. He, the true light, is shining in the darkness and the darkness does not have the capacity to overcome it (John 1:5). This is the core of the Christmas message that brings hope to all of us who fight the darkness. Our battle is not in vain, because God is with us and He will be victorious!

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – NOVEMBER

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Progress Report – 2022 – October

Martin | Slovakia | October | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

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“A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing”

This opening line comes from Martin Luther’s famous hymn that we sing every year on October 31st at worship services commemorating the Reformation. Based on Psalm 46, this hymn express clearly that we can rely on God and His help no matter how overwhelming our troubles might be. These words of encouragement are so important for all of us right now. The present Russian massive bombing of Ukraine, mainly civilian and infrastructure targets, cause fear along with an energy crisis in Ukraine and Europe as well. However, with the words of Psalm 46 words in our hearts, we will never get paralyzed by fear as we work together towards the victory of justice on this earth.

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – OCTOBER

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Progress Report – 2022 – September

Martin | Slovakia | September | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

The month of September in Slovakia traditionally means the beginning of a new school year. At the Lutheran Academy in Martin, Slovakia (LAMS) we opened 2022/2023 as usually – worshipping and thanking God for all his support and help. Our school pastors Jana Bosákova and Natália Kacianová reminded us that God is the only spring of the living water that guarantees our growing up in Christ in every way (Rev 21:6; Eph 4:15).  Our school grows even in number of our students and staff members: this year we have a record enrollment of 784 students (74 in the kindergarten, 465 in the elementary school, and 245 in the high school) and 122 staff members (91 teachers and 31 administration and supporting staff). The growth was partially generated by 14 Ukrainian refugee children who became part of our regular student body.

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – SEPTEMBER

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Progress Report – 2022 – SUMMER

Martin | Slovakia | SUMMER | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

This summer 2022 brought much joy to us and we could again experience that God’s love is monumental. After two summers in which the Covid pandemic considerably reduced our mission activities, finally we were able to return in the full strength and run almost all the camps as we did before Covid. We are very thankful for this gracious opportunity as it was great to meet our American partners face to face again and do our mission together. It was also very encouraging to see the smiles of children and adults who participated in our camps which included Ukrainian children and adults who became a part of our community and participated on our activities. We are looking forward to the coming school year 2022-23 to serve over 750 Slovak and Ukrainian students and again bring to them God’s monumental love through a first quality education.

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