Martin | Slovakia | April | 2023
Dear Friends and Partners,
The Lord is risen, He is risen indeed! The month of April was filled with this exclamation when we were celebrating Jesus’ resurrection with all the Christians around the world. In this decisive moment in history, God demonstrated His power overcoming death when raising Jesus as the first fruit of those who have died (1Cor 15:20). Therefore, we have hope that nothing, not even our death can separate us from the love of God we have in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 8:39).
As one way to bring hope to those in need, our high school students organized A Mile of Hope – a beneficial run for our partner organization Women in Need. Every grade of our Lutheran Academy Martin, Slovakia (LAMS), including our kindergarten students ran its mile across our campus and the city pedestrian zone. This fundraising event generated over 1,160€ that will bring hope to oppressing women.
In April our students successfully participated in national Bible competition organized by the Slovak Lutheran church. In this Bible Olympics two of our students won silver medals: Jakub Lauček among the high schoolers and Ema Evinová in the elementary school category.
Five high school students, Rastislav Hvizdák, Adam S. Marko, Ivan Nechala, Pavol Tomica, and Michal Kisel attended a Model United Nations (MUN) conference in a neighborhood city of Žilina. Under the supervision of the LAMS English teacher James Baxter they sharpened their arguments in debating issues such as the Conflict in Kosovo, Disarmament and International Security, Lethal Autonomous Weapon System, and Artificial Intelligence in Warfare. Special thanks to Michal Kisel, who leaves our school this year after participating in 20 MUN conferences and being one of the main organizers of Martin version of the MUN.
Earth Day, organized by LAMS, was a very tangible event teaching our students to protect the earth and nature. Themes such as recycling, water and waste management, and wildlife protection were presented in a very popular way with an urgent message: there is hope for our earth only if we take its protection seriously.
Dear friends and partners, there is not much hope when we look to the world around us. Wars, crises, rise of fascistic, populist, and totalitarian movements, all of these may weaken us and our action. However, as people of the Easter hope we can fight all these major threats and bring this very Christian hope to the world. Such is the mission of the Center for Christian Education. We thank you for being an essential part of it.
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Yours in Christ,
Adrian Kacian, Director of Development Bohdan Hroboň, president of CCE
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