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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CCE NEWS – SUMMER 2022

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English language courses – 2022

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VBS 2022 – Photos & Video

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VBS 2022 – PHOTOS

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Hales Lutheran Church at the Lutheran Academy in Martin, Slovakia

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Progress Report – 2022, APRIL

Martin | Slovakia | April | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

The present war in Ukraine offers valuable insights not only to our struggles but also to many biblical texts. During the past period of peace in Europe, our struggle here in CEE might have looked as if we have been battling just for more classrooms or fundraising money for reconstructions to have proper infrastructure. Yes, we were doing that, but this is not our ultimate goal. As it is written in Ephesians 6:12

“… our struggle is … against the powers of this dark world
and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Yes, our struggle is essentially spiritual, and all the infrastructure is just a necessary means to fight evil. CCE has been involved in this struggle ever since its beginning, and this present war clearly reveals how crucial this spiritual struggle is. For if we neglect fighting evil in times of peace, then evil gains strength and opens fire as in Ukraine. Therefore, our struggle in peaceful times is as important as it is now when we face the war, help refugees, and hear about all the crimes. The momentum of help the outburst of the war created must be kept up. Even when the war ceases, evil remains alive, so our fight must go on! Jesus’ resurrection is the guarantee that it will be victorious. Continue reading

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – APRIL

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Easter Blessings

There’s an empty cross at Calvery,
For Jesus isn’t there.
He died, was buried, then rose again
To take our sins to bear.

There’s and empty cross at Calvery,
For Jesus returned to Heaven.
To prove to those of us who care,
Of the great love He has given.

There’s an empty cross at Calvery,
For Jesus is above.
He’s building mansions for the Christians,
Who have accepted His precious love.

There’s and empty cross at Calvery,
To prove our Jesus lives.
No grater love was ever shown,
Than the salvation that He gives.

There’s an empty cross at Calvery,
Thank God, our Heavenly Father.
He gave His only begotten Son,
That we may live with Him forever.

Carol Cline

We wish You Easter Blessings

- Center for Christian Education Team -

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Progress Report – 2022, MARCH

Martin | Slovakia | March | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

How many times have you heard Jesus’ words (Matt 25:35-36):

“I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing,
I was sick and you took care of me,
I was in prison and you visited me”

Personally, I have read them many times, but I have never thought that they would encompass intensively our daily lives here in CCE and LAMS. These words came usually to my mind when I was occasionally helping a few homeless Slovaks from Martin. However, with the Russian aggression and thousands of Ukrainian refugees in Slovakia, these words have become a daily routine for many of us. Our volunteers in three-day shifts serve refugees with food and something to drink after they cross the border having escaped bombing with only small backpacks. We arrange housing, transportation, food, and clothing for them so they can finally settle in peace without hurrying to bomb shelters. We help them with Slovak temporary documents, placing their children in schools, finding them jobs, and listening to their stories among many more important ways to help. Thanks also to your support, we can help these people who are in real need.

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – MARCH

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