During our visit to Slovakia en route to Poland we were able to catch-up with friends and people from Mozaika. It seemed like people felt compelled to share about MMM with us and it was great to still feel connected to a project we helped start; even if it was only a connection in peoples… Read More Much Overdue and Much Adieu About MMM 2010
The project begins today and both teams from Canada have arrived safely. The Canadians and Slovaks will have a day of orientation before the work begins. For up to the minute information about this year’s project visit the Twitter page.
I Love my City 2010 begins exactly one week from today. It is odd to think about not being there for it. We are so proud to have been part of starting something that has outlived us and it gives us serious joy to see people making it their own. We have been praying, and… Read More Mozaika Still Loves Nitra
2010 – sounds quite futuristic and yet here we are. December was a blogless month for us – sorry about that – but still a full one. There were some great personal highlights for us as we were able to spend time with some of Amber’s cousins as they visited a nearby part of Europe,… Read More The End of a Decade
The Klokočinský jarmok (Klokočina Fair) is one of the 3 largest annual events in Nitra and it is estimated that 10,000 people attend each year. The I Love my City team went bright and early (like very early) on Saturday morning to clean the entire fair grounds of Friday’s garbage. The organizers were shocked that… Read More I Love my City Report – Klokočina Fair and Kids Programs
Making a visible impact on the city was a high priority but having points of connection was equally as important. We built in times where people from the teams and people from Mozaika could build relationships with people from the community. We ran ads in the local newspaper, put posters on doors, had posters placed… Read More I Love my City Report – Connecting Points
Komunitné Centrum (literally Community Centre) is an organization that serves as host to several social programs housed in one building. With their municipal funding completely cut over a year ago, the two directors have faced many challenges to keep the facility running. Located in Klokočina, Nitra’s most populous sector, this facility is surrounded by apartment… Read More I Love my City Report – Work Project
The kids camp, entitled “A Journey Full of Adventure”, ran daily from Monday to Friday. The core team running the camp were people from Mozaika. Each day some of the Canadians helped out and did English lessons. Attendance peeked at just over 30 children, which is excellent seeing as Mozaika is 50 people. It was… Read More I Love my City Report – Kids Camp
As this is being written we have unleashed the teams for the Amazing Race: Nitra Edition. We’re hoping they have lots of fun and become more familiar with the city (we’re also hoping we see them again in a few hours). After all of this planning, praying, and organizing, it is all happening and Thursday… Read More I Love my City – it’s go time!
With all the big things in place, these past weeks have been full of details. Our days have sped by propelled on little detailed-sized rockets! Tonight marks the start of our week of prayer. With teams arriving at the end of this week and the I Love my City project beginning on Saturday, Mozaika will… Read More I Love my City Prayer Week