Hi everyone, and hello from the Czech Republic! Keifer and I have been back in the country for three weeks now (yay!) and we’ve been busy settling down into our life here. A lot has changed for both of us since we got married. We’re living in a new flat, adjusting to a new schedule, and working on doing ministry, not just as individuals, but as a couple. Since this is the first blog post of the new year (yay!) I’d like to talk about how some of these changes affect the blog, and how God is moving us forward.
I’ve been working on giving the blog a “new look” since the beginning of the year, and I’m pretty excited about the changes. I’ve updated the site’s look, and we have a new address — http://www.toczechwithabackpack.com — which should make us more accessible and easier to find. I’ve also created an instagram account to share photos about our work here. You can find it in the sidebar, or on instagram @cslucchi. It’s given me a chance to practice my photography, and to share glimpses of the life that I love.
I’ve also updated the site’s pages! The “About Us” page and the “Partnering with Us” page now have information that reflects our life as a couple. 🙂 Feel free to check them out.
The biggest change of all (for me at least) is that Keifer and I are now officially a team. 🙂 It’s been awesome to have a husband I can work, pray, and minister with. He encourages me in all of my hard, culture-shock moments, and helps me reach goals I wouldn’t have reached before. I have been truly blessed.
Being part of a team means that Keifer and I will be sharing tasks we originally did on our own. I’ve asked him to share posts on the blog from time to time, so hopefully you will see more of him here. We’ve also decided as a couple to move most of our newsletter information over to our email newsletter, which Keifer will be running. This will give me a chance to write blog posts that are focused less on news and more on specific stories and details from our work here in the Czech Republic, something that I know I will enjoy. If you are not connected to our email newsletter yet, and would like to be, please let me know! We can get you connected as soon as possible. And if you’re already connected, you’ll be able to find blog updates both through the email newsletter and through my Facebook page.
The good news is that, even though many things are changing, our original goal remains the same. Both Keifer and I have a strong desire to love the people of the Czech Republic the way that God loves them. We are both passionate about working with teenagers and young people, and we want to partner with Czech Christians as well in as many ways as possible. We both love teaching, whether Bible stories or English lessons or just everyday life lessons. And we both want to make sure that all of you are able to remain connected to our ministry through formats that work best for you. Knowing that you care about our work and are praying for us is a huge encouragement. We couldn’t do what we are doing without you.
I’m looking forward to being able to share stories with you throughout the year!
Until Next Time!