Enjoy the video above. It is from my exciting adventure at Lyzak! aka a week of skiing every Czech student in their freshman year of high school goes on with their class. This year I had the joy of going for a week to the mountains with 50 high schoolers. Not only that, but I was also the snowboarding instructor! Somehow I managed to give snowboarding tips in Czech, a miracle in itself, and the students understood me, well, at least I think they did? Does it all sound too good to be true? It should! It was a great time, but, as I say, it's no Colorado. The ski run took a total of 60 seconds to go down and then the fun 3 minute ride up (see video for my excitement). With all that aside, it really was a great trip and I enjoyed "the nature," students and my fellow teachers. Oh yeah, one more part, I went cross country skiing for the first time ever; I fell . . . a lot! Sometimes that flat ground can be more tricky than the mountain!!!
Friday, February 19
Saturday, September 5
In the middle of August, Christian Czechs teachers I do student ministry with and I attended Christian Associates Southern European staff conference held in Portugal. The conference included people from France, Spain, Portugal, and . . . the Czech Republic. Even though we were the only country with out any beaches or coast to speak of, we still had a great time of fellowship and encouragement hearing how God is moving all across Europe. We put together the video below for people to get a glimpse of how we have been living out and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Czech over the past year. Enjoy!!!
Monday, July 13
The highlight of the zoo? Watching the fruit bats, which are allowed to fly out of their "cave" to where the innocent observers are watching. I don't mind bats, neither does my brother, so we had no problem standing there for several minutes watching them. The reason it was the highlight was because of what I noticed when we were back outside - BAT POOP! on my butt! Yup, I got pooped on by a bat at the zoo. Thinking back to the time inside, I had felt something wet on my arm, which I then proceeded to wipe on my brother's white t-shirt (as any good sister would), but it was dark, so I didn't really think to much about it. For the rest of the day I got to laugh about the whole thing (the bat poop washed off) and telling my brother he had something on his shirt - I laughed, he didn't, all in all a great day at the zoo!
Wednesday, June 17
Saturday, June 6
Kara, 24 years old and out of shape
Sunday, May 31
Friday, April 10
It was so great to be at an English Camp because I have heard sooo much about them. In fact, I first heard about the Czech Republic from people who were part of an American team going to EC. And most of the younger Christians in the Czech became Christians because of the camps. AND, Petra was my roomie at camp - pretty awesome, I'm on my way to see her tomorrow morning and can't wait. It is such an encouragement to be with her and to see how on fire she is to pursue the Lord! In June, Petra will be going to Northern Ireland to help prepare this year’s team to come serve again in the Czech.
Czech out Josiah Ventures website for the work their doing in the Czech Republic:
Thursday, April 9
Friday, March 13
First I will begin with a little fun in the sun - Croatia!
At the end of June I went on a school trip with the high school I teach at. The trip was an amazing oppurtunity to spend more time with students than just the hour or two I teach them in school. It doesn't hurt that there was a beautiful beach and Sea involved as well. And, of course, being the only American with 50 Czechs, my second language was slightly improved ; )
The best part of this trip was getting to know the Czech Christian teachers I get to work alongside in sharing God's love with the students, mainly Zuska. God has been so gracious in bringing her friendship into my life, someone who is passionate about serving the Lord with her life, loving those around her, and a great sense of humor!