What an incredible day. when we arrived in Slovakia we had no contacts whatsoever. I had done my usual thing of emailing churches out of courtesy to let them know we are coming. This serves two purposes firstly there may be those who see what we are doing and would like us to come and speak at their church and possibly give us a bed overnight. Secondly but more importantly it gives us a contact to direct those who respond to Jesus. We are always in faith that whatever nation we find ourselves in, that Jesus will draw people to himself giving them life.
Well on Wednesday night we ended up in the Church of Alexander Barkóci,a very well known Slovakian preacher, in Komarno.
However we should start at the beginning. we hit the road a little later after a good night’s sleep. There were more villages and more people in vehicles stopping to talk to us.
First up was a church group from Esztergom in Hungary who were on their way to Austria for a skiing holiday. Please note from the picture the apple pie they blessed us with.
Not long after an English guy called Simon stopped in his car, when he found out what we were doing , he invited us to his house for lunch. Simon , it turned out was brought up in the Jesus Army near Northampton in England. It was good to pray with him before we started walking again.
Again another guy Jozef from the east of Slovakia stopped on the road, he blessed us and we blessed him also.
The night previous, before we went to bed David used Google to see if we could locate any believers in Komarno. Immediately he recognised the name of Alexander Barkóci. We emailed. It was a long shot. When we awoke we had a warm reply from his administrator saying he was very busy, having just returned from a mission trip. However he would love to meet us and was so glad we were bringing the good news of Jesus to his nation of Slovakia.
It all got a bit complicated as we had no means to communicate except via email, but David did some excellent detective work and got his phone number. We met in Komarno in the central square and he invited us to his house/ church. He had a Bible study that night and we were invited to speak also.
It seems that God is doing an extraordinary thing here. Alexander Barkóci is being broadcast from a small church in Komarno and people all over Eastern Europe are watching some travelling hundreds of kilometres to visit.
one family arrived before the meeting with their 11 year old daughter with brain cancer. we sat in his office together and the young girl gave her life to Jesus. Alexander felt that she needed to receive Jesus first, then her healing. After the meeting and dinner, Two more ladies were waiting to receive Christ well after 10pm at night.
It seems God has brought us to an extraordinary place. We walk on full of faith believing for more of the power and love from Heaven to be poured out.