We’ve been wanting to share about this for a while, but time’s been tight these last few weeks. Here it is: it was hard to leave Canada. We thought that maybe since we had 6 months in our home country, that we would have had our fill when it came time to leave; but it… Read More Freakishly Normal
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
We hit the road in 30 minutes to drop-off the car, have dinner with family and head to the Toronto airport. We’re flying to Vienna via London and a friend will pick us up and take us to Nitra, Slovakia. We’re catching a 5:30am train (that’s 15 hours after we get to Slovakia) to Romania… Read More Moving Day
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
Mozaika has been trying to purchase a piece of land in a developing part of the city. This would give Mozaika roots within the community and make it clear that they are there to stay. Over the last year Mozaika has been in negotiations with City hall regarding this parcel of land that would put… Read More For Mozaika
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 Apostolic (Pentecostal) Church of Slovakia [ACS – the acronym works for the Slovak and English translations] holds an annual conference for all of the ACS churches across the country. This year Mozaika was selected as the hosting church – a huge show of confidence in our growing church. With programs prepared, a hall rented,… Read More Mozaika – the Host with the Most!
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