For weeks I have been communicating with three young guys from one of the Lutheran churches in the East of Slovakia about Fusion. They have been very excited about the possibility of having Fusion come to their town. We finally were able to set up a time to go out to their church in the east to promote Fusion.
This last weekend we went with the Poloha family and three students to Promote Fusion. We were in a church in the town of Obišovce which also serves the towns of Drienovská Nová Ves and Kysak. This is a first for us in two ways. It could be the first Fusion in a village setting and also the first Fusion in a Lutheran Church. This is quite exciting! As we arrived we spent some time at one of the young couple’s house who attend the church. We went from there to the youth group meeting where we were able to serve by leading the youth group. Draho led worship and I was able to lead the games and present a thought on God’s faithfulness in our lives. Afterwards we met with the Pastor and some other leaders from the church who were interested in being involved with Fusion. We had a great response from the pastor who was excited about the possibility of having a tool in his church to help them reach the youth of their community. We then made a plan with him about how the presentation would look on Sunday. Afterwards we were able to spend some good fellowship with a group of the leaders from the church until later in the evening.
The next morning we headed to Church. We were able to present the first half of Fusion to the main congregation and also lead worship with our students during the last half of the service. The reaction from the congregation was incredibly positive and Draho and I both agreed it has been the best reaction we have seen to the idea of Fusion being in a church, at least from the wider congregation. After the service we presented the last part of the presentation and also opened it up to questions, with the main leadership of the Church. This was a blessed time to share more about Fusion, to see the excitement on the people’s faces and to be able to address questions they had about Fusion. In the end of the meeting we told them they would have until the 15th of December to decide if they will start Fusion. I believe that they will start Fusion. Their biggest drawback is not having a confirmed leader. We have seen some movement among some of the young guys and I feel that God is calling them to step up. Please pray with us for this Church, that God would give them wisdom about His plan for their Church!