Mid-Summer Update

Wow! I can’t believe my last post here was in February. I guess that is a testament to how busy I have been through the spring and summer. There have been a number of events that have required my involvement and leadership in planning, communication, and logistics.

In May we had the board of the Central European Christian Education Foundation (CECEF) in Zagreb for a week of meetings, and learning about the spiritual realities in the region and how the Bible Institute is positioned to meet them. CECEF is the US-based support organization for the Institute.

At dinner with the board in Zagreb
Moderating graduate presentations at board meeting

In late May and Early June, we hosted a series of three special seminars, taught by Justin and Jennifer Gerhardt from the Round Rock Church of Christ in Round Rock, Texas. The seminars were on the topics of Partnership in Marriage, Peacemaking Among Christians, and Visionary Church Leadership.

Justin and Jennifer Gerhardt

Then in June we hosted 20 people from the Southside Church of Christ in Lexington, Kentucky. They were here to help us conduct our annual Champs Camp, which is for elementary school aged children from neighborhoods around Zagreb. Thanks Southside. You were a great team! More on Champs Camp later.

With Southside team in Budapest, before they flew home.

Next week I am headed into my third camp of the summer. This will be our annual Bible camp for teenagers.

In the midst of all this (a side note here), the last few weeks have been exciting in Croatia, as the Croatian national soccer team has made it into the final match of the World Cup!