During the International Lutheran Theological Conference in Prague, David Fiala, LCMS missionary in Slovakia, took time to reconnect with some former Slovakian students who are now living in Prague. He caught up with them during a Bible study at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. After music and a Bible study on Gideon, a group of twenty young adults spent time in fellowship. Among these young adults were four former students of the Evangelical Lutheran High School (EGT) in Tisovec, Slovakia.
Fiala asked them about their time at EGT and their plans for the future. One student, Roman Veverka, told him “when I started at EGT, I was a non believer…an atheist. But the missionaries that taught me English also told me about Jesus and God. Soon I became a believer and now I am studying theology in Prague and I hope some day to be a pastor.”
Each of the former EGT students are working towards a college degree in Prague. They attend a Slovak-speaking church of about 60 members and attend this same Bible study every Wednesday night. Each one told David that they would to thank him and the others like him who answered God’s call to come and teach them English and about Jesus.