So this is my very first post. I usually leave the writing to Matthew, but he’s convinced me to try my hand at it. We’ve been in Slovakia for a little over three weeks now and I can honestly say that the transition to a new country, culture and language has been a good one. We were able to secure an apartment before we arrived, so we moved in two days after we landed. A friend here introduced us to Miriam, who is now our language tutor that we meet with twice a week. We’ve learned how the transit system works in Nitra, and even managed to get ourselves all the way to Bratislava one day! We decided to get involved with the young adults small group at the church and have made friends quickly. All in all life is good and we are happily adjusting to our new life here.
While I say all this, it doesn’t mean that there haven’t been moments where Matthew and I have looked at each other and said… what are we doing here?!
Well the good Lord was listening in on our little conversation. At small group this last Tuesday night the girls and guys split up for some prayer time. While many of the group know some English, the majority of the evening was done in Slovak, which makes sense. Anyway, one of the girls named Ludka was praying fervently and then all of a sudden broke out in fluent – not even an accent – English with a word from the Lord… for me.
The words she spoke were ones of confirmation and encouragement. That Matthew and I are in the right place, at the right time; we aren’t in Slovakia by accident. The words Ludka spoke were exactly what Matthew and I both needed to hear.
Today, Matthew and I are more sure of what God has called us to do than ever. We begin our life here in Nitra with a great sense of courage and strength, knowing that God goes before us.