Last Day in the Tatra Mountains

  
He had not even learned how to do casual storytelling yet, but the eager 19-year old went out for a walk in the evening and found a woman working in a field. He struck up a conversation with her and pretty soon he was telling her the story of Martha and Mary (Luke 10). 

They must have talked for an hour and the woman said to him that she had once been walking with the Lord, but, after some tough times she had drifted and had got lost trying to find meaning in some occult practices. She told him that she was going to seek God again as a result of their chat.

What a blessing to hear this testimony today!

We wrapped up the final (half) day of the workshop at lunchtime with stories, dramas and various wee learning exercises. As we said our goodbyes I must have heard at least four times in the space of an hour that “this was the best conference I have ever experienced, because I not only learned a lot, but I got to practice what I learned and also be coached in it”. 

Tomorrow I have a story to present in a local Slovak speaking church here in the south of Slovakia and then I am to be driven to Budapest to catch my flight home tomorrow night. 

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Healing in the Mountains


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Met a man on a train

 
So today I headed up north from the south of Slovakia to the venue in the Tatra mountains where we are running the Simply the Story workshop starting tomorrow.

Part of the journey was by train. I had a travelling companion as far as Banská Bystrica. As he started telling me about the ‘jabs’ he was getting in preparation for a trip to Tanzania, for a couple of years of internship, I thought of the Bible story in Mark 1 about the leper whom Jesus healed. We began discussing the story after I told it to him and the resulting discussion continued for about an hour or more. Rich exploration in a short story!
It was quite interesting how much he knew of his Bible and also hearing him give his responses to my questions. We had a very good chat and ended up in some stirring conversation that was also pretty convicting for me too. It was one of the most fun “5-minute stories” I have done ever.

One hour takes four!

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Send off

  

It was such a rich time of worship at church this morning, led by dear friends and I was so glad that I decided to squeeze in “church” before my trip to Dublin and on to Hungary. Such a tangible presence of the Lord. Wow!

Another blessing was a nice lasagna lunch and a salad made by our friends, with banoffee for dessert, which Ami and I whipped together. 

Now I am well and truly sent off to Hungary and Slovakia for this trip. 😀

Back to the Castle!

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