Spring MLO - It's Here!

Hello folks,

Well today is the day I leave to jump-start our spring MLO (Mission Learning Opportunity.) We are excited about all that God has planned and the amazing opportunities He is preparing for us while in Sisak! Reaching out to you reminds me that it has been a while since I’ve sent you an update and a lot of water has run under the bridge. So just to give you a few highlights let me tell you what has happened and what is getting ready to happen. 
The 2019 Spring Mission Learning Opportunity will be from March 9-17. We will be hosting two major events: (1) "My Utmost Business Seminar" where we are expecting 30 - 40 businessmen and women participants, and (2) "Extra Point Football Coaches Clinic" which has 75 coaches from five countries registered. We also have planned several trips to the Food Bank where we will distribute food and pray with local families, and are planning a visit with teachers at a local elementary school.

On February 24 we held a Commissioning Service for Stefan and Arie who will be going to Croatia to become our first full-time in country disciples. One of their main responsibilities will be to handle the upkeep of HiS HOUSE and the distribution of equipment at the warehouse. We plan to send Arie to the local Culinary Institute in August and she will be ready to handle our commercial kitchen once it is completed. This was a beautiful time of prayer and fellowship. 
Speaking of HiS HOUSE, the upper patio was just completed!  The next phase will be expansion of the "upper room" and then we will be ready to complete the work below where the commercial kitchen will be built. This is so exciting and we are blessed with what God has done in the avenues He has created. The patio gives more space to hold Bible Studies and develop relationships, and the expansion of the Upper Room will allow us to have larger groups for meetings. 
Janko has decked out the van with Croatia checkers and magnets to let you know Storks are moving through! 
Please keep us in your prayers as we travel, pray for the Spring MLO and for our families back home! I am boarding the plane now heading to my home away from home, and the team will be joining me over the next few days! HiS HOUSE here I come!