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How Can You Impact Someone

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You never know how much impact you may have on someone whom you have the opportunity to interact with, even if the time with them may be short, it can make a life changing impact, not only on this earth, but also eternally! Below is a thank you from a Serbian young man who began to play American football the very same year we met him at a camp in Slovenia. Read below to see the impact that the HiS PRINT coaches had on this young man! My name is Valamir Miskovic and I was Born in Serbia, a country located in Eastern Europe, I was raised watching sports and listening about great sportsmen and great achievements that placed our country on the world map. Surrounded by sports like soccer, basketball, and tennis, I had never thought about playing anything other than those sports. When I first got in touch with the game of football in 2016, football was a sport played by 2,000 enthusiasts, ranging from 10 to 50 years of age. Even though football was not a common sport for our region, inspire…

JUST HANG ON - GOD HAS A WAY OF TAKING YOU PLACES

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Well, made it back safely to Texas and especially into my Baby Doll's arms! Oh did I miss her and couldn’t wait for those plane doors to open so I could sprint into her waiting arms! We both said that this was the toughest mission so far and that in years moving ahead she needed to be by my side! Nothing would make me happier! 

The last couple of days in-country were used to tie up loose ends, tidy up things around HiS HOUSE and the warehouse, inventory our needs for things in the future so we can place on the shipment in January, travel to new places where God is opening the doors, as well as spend some quality time saying goodbye to dear friends. In some ways those days of quiet after the storm of the mission are a blessing and in other ways they are the most difficult! 
God has truly blessed me and the others on the HiS PRINT team with wonderful, meaningful and loving relationships! It really has become a second home and who knows what God has in store for the future! Debbie a…

NEXT CHAPTERS - SOME WITH OLD FRIENDS AND SOME WITH NEW

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God has really blessed HiS PRINT with many relationships and friendships over the years and He has accelerated that process these past few years through deepening existing ones and opening new!
Damir has become a dear friend and a valuable help for HiS PRINT every year by receiving our equipment shipments. He is also one of the backbones of the Croatia Baseball Federation and Croatia Little League. Over the last several years HiS PRINT has been a resource in helping them develop a local Little League program. His desire for Croatia Little League to become a building program for the Croatia Baseball Federation is shared by the entire Little League board. They are building a farm system to get youth involved at an earlier age! This past week we had a chance to meet in Zagreb and spend some quality time together. Please pray for the marriage between those two baseball organizations. What could be a beautiful thing has had some very rough roads!

Janko and I stopped for kebobs at a diner …

GODS HAND - NO OTHER EXPLANATION, Go ahead and try!

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These past few days have been rough as well as an extreme blessing of slowing down and taking an overall view of whatHiS PRINT has been able to accomplish. Obviously I can only speak from my own experience and observations, but God has shown me more of His vision of what He has in store for us. The last three days I have spent coughing and with a head filled of sinus congestion. It’s a combination of getting run down, cold I caught during the baseball tournament and allergies from all the ragweed that is coming into bloom! However, the time spent with God while alone, as well as with others while well enough to do so, has been such a blessing. 
I’m gonna use relationships to help tell the story of God’s divine plan appointments, which will help paint the picture of His purpose for HiS PRINT. Janko and I, aka Lewis and Clark, have spent the last couple of days on more adventures into the Croatian nature and culture. Over these past couple of years, we have been able to do these and i…

This is why I spend my summers in Croatia!

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As I’ve been wrapping things up these past few days, I’ve had some time to reflect upon this trip and what HiS Print means to me. It’s often hard for me to explain why I spend my summers (and the months leading up to them) in Croatia. While I know the reasons in my heart, it’s so hard for me to verbalize that to others. People typically think I’m going for vacation, even when I explain that I’m going for an Mission Learning Opportunity and that we are constantly on the go with service projects. Without hesitation I still get responses like, “have a restful time!” or “enjoy having some time off!”. While I have had some moments of rest and some limited time off to rest, recover, and recharge throughout the MLO, I never go for the purpose of rest, relaxation, or vacation. As a teacher, God has blessed me with a job in which I get my summers “off,” but I never want to take that for granted and waste that time. My summers are His, just like the school year is His. I’ve been called to te…

BLESSINGS ABOUND

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Sitting in downtown Sisak, first with Mouseman & Taki watching that relationship bloom and then me with Miro (one of the Sisak officials) at one of the cafes along the Kupa river, I realize how truly blessed we are with the relationships built over the years! The trust in those relationships, through loving them right where they are, has allowed us to increase the interest of their observation and peak it to the point of asking why! It has also allowed us to tie scripture into conversation and not be ignored! For example, today when Miro began to tell the history of the political situation now and in recent & past history, I was able to point out to him the work that Nehemiah did in Jerusalem, when God called him back to rebuild the walls! He had no idea that was in the Bible.  It was just a blessing to watch God make his soil (soul) more receptive to the truth of Christ’s love!

Through all of that I was reminded of our team that came this year and how many of them were touch…