Introducing the Team!

Hello friends! The month of May is the start of a special time for us — Camp Season! From May 20 – 25, Keifer and I will be kicking off camp season by running our very own Business English Camp for teenagers in the Czech Republic. We are excited to be leading this special program, and excited to be bringing together our own unique team of Czech and American volunteers to help us run the camp. Our American team has been working hard to prepare materials and raise the money to join us, and I wanted to give them a chance to introduce themselves to you. Please pray for the American team as they finish their preparations and prepare to fly, and for all of the leaders and attendees at Business English Camp. We are excited to see what God is going to do! — Caity Lucchi

Addison Lucchi — Business Team Leader

“Serving at Business English Camp in the Czech Republic this May has been the #1 event I’ve been looking forward to this year (especially now that I have all of my lesson planning done!​ 😉 )​ I am so thankful for this opportunity to work with my awesome brother and sister (in an awesome country) and use what I have learned to help others. I’m especially looking forward to getting to know the Czech students throughout the week, and to seeing how God works both in them and in us. I would love prayer for sustained energy, health, and wisdom as I teach and serve, and as I’m preparing! My greatest goal for this camp is to be a light to these students, and to demonstrate Christ’s love in my teaching, in my service, and in all else — it’s definitely going to be an adventure​!”

Emily Meissner — Sports Team

“I am very excited to be able to participate in this Business English Camp. This will be the first time that I have been overseas, and I look forward to seeing the world and the people that God has put in it. I had the chance to visit Mexico on a mission trip in high school and the thing that I remember about the trip was having a hard time wrapping my head around the greatness of God — that He was still the exact same God in that place, that the songs they sang praised the same God, and that the relationship they had with Him was just like mine. With this trip, I want to be able to grasp how God is the same great and awesome God everywhere, and to be able to serve him in the Czech Republic by loving His people there.”

DJ Meissner — Sports Team Leader

“There are many things I’m looking forward to about going to the Czech Republic: international travel, riding on trains through the countryside, and doing street photography in a different country. But the thing that I’m looking forward to the most is building relationships with the team that I’m going with and the people I will meet.

“Jesus, before he ascended into heaven, commanded his disciples to, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you’ (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV). I am a Christian, a follower of Christ, and as such I have been commanded to go out and make disciples. What does making disciples look like? It’s all about building relationships. It is about following God together, living life together, learning together, and waiting together for the Lord to return. I am going to the Czech Republic so that I, through the way I live my life and through my words, proclaim the truth of scripture — that our sins can be forgiven.”

Cari Meissner — Business Team

“I am excited for Business English Camp because I get to have so many new experiences. I’ve never been out of the country, even though I love traveling, and now I get to go to Europe to see my sister and brother-in-law! I’ve done many summer camps before, so I am happy to be able to help with this one, specifically with the business part and a coffee workshop. I’m hoping to reconnect with some friends and meet new ones while learning more about the Czech culture and language, and some ways to better pray for the people there. Please pray for us as we do something so new and crazy!”

Christy Meissner — English Team

“Ministry has been an important part of my life ever since I was young. Over the years, I’ve gained more experience by volunteering with different organizations and acquiring the tools necessary to run and lead youth programs. Youth ministry has become more and more of a passion for me, and I think that out of every aspect of ministry relationships are the most important to me. I am so excited to help with the Business English Camp and connect with the youth of the Czech Republic. Please pray that all of us on the team will be able to overcome the language barrier and create relationships with the students as we seek to show them the love of Christ.”