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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Help for Ukraine

Martin | Slovakia | March 10 | 2022


Dear Friends and Partners,

because of the war, Slovakia is one of the countries where Ukrainian refugees seek their asylum. These people are in a great need so we as individuals and as institutions are doing our best to help them.

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – FEBRUARY – UKRAINE

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Progress Report – 2022, FEBRUARY – UKRAINE

Martin | Slovakia | February | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

Evil is real! Russia has launched a war against Ukraine only because Ukraine wants to be a sovereign, democratic country. Jesus speaks of wars as signs of an end (Mark 13:5-37). This war in Ukraine has ended a period of peace in Europe. Russian’s invasion has ended illusions that the world’s largest country is govern by democratic and peace-seeking people. By this act of aggression, the Russian regime doomed itself to an end, as history proves of all similar aggressors.

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CCE NEWS – 2022 – JANUARY

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Progress Report – 2022, JANUARY

Martin | Slovakia | January | 2022

PROGRESS REPORT

Dear Friends and Partners,

The story of the Magi from the East (Matt 2:1-12) inspires us again at the beginning of this new year. These gentlemen set their hope on the star that led them to Bethlehem to find Jesus and offer him their gifts. Their hope was fulfilled and they “were overwhelmed with joy.” However, they made it to Bethlehem mainly because their hope had a purpose and goal – to see Jesus and give Him their best. This type of hope gave them strength to overcome outside obstacles and inner doubts on this long and difficult journey. The year 2022 opens a new chapter in our individual and corporate life journeys. It is difficult to predict what is ahead of us. However, if our journeys have Jesus as their purpose and goal, we can face this year with much hope. And as the Magi, we can meet Jesus, serve Him, and be filled with joy.

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