Leah Cox's blog of youth ministry in the Czech Republic with Josiah Venture (plus stuff)

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Cesky Tesin Purity Weekend Jan 7-8 2005

That first night, as we settled down with tea by candlelight, the older women of our church shared their testimonies of purity with the youth group girls. It was probably the first time that some of these women shared their stories. January 7th-8th our youth group girls had a purity retreat called "Pure Freedom" ("Cista Svoboda" in Czech; based on the book And the Bride Wore White by Dannah Gresh). It was a sweet time. Czech culture is pretty reserved, but the church here is really starting to address the subject of sexual purity. The weekend was important for building bridges between the older and younger females in our church, too. But even though good conversations were started, there's still further to go. One of the girls said she feels like the older women are "hidden treasures," and that she wishes they would open up even more to them, take initiative with them, speak into their lives. But relationships were begun, decisions for purity were made and kept so far...thank you Lord!


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