The purest potent word in my life right now: Thankfulness
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Personally Thankful

From your friends in Slovenia

1,000 Gifts! Eucharisteo!

God is taking me (Christena) on a journey of what does this word actually mean. What a FUN journey to travel. Would you like to join me? I believe it will bless you! 

We pray you keep gratitude in your heart this Thanksgiving season. We also hope you enjoy the following reports of some of what God is doing around us, a few cool stories chosen by us in hopes to encourage you!

Church retreat

We had a wonderful time with church family. A time to challenge, encourage, share with each other praises and be prayed for, rest, deep fellowship, and 6 BAPTISMS!!!

New church plant!!!

Our first service in Trebnje is behind us. Second service is the 20th of November. Things you can pray for: Gospel preached and shared in this city. People to give their lives to Christ, reach out, share Christ, and be bold. Stand independent and mature in the near future. That it would be a healthy reproducing church. Strong leaders and unity among them. A pastor to be called and anointed by God to preach and lead these people.

Dan Reformacije

Every year here in Slovenia we celebrate a holiday called: Dan Reformacije which translated means: Reformation Day. We celebrated the 499th year! Imagine next year for the 500th! The President already said he wants to be the biggest donor! This event is one of the biggest community outreaches we do all year reaching all ages. We do a musical and a message of the Gospel. This was the clearest, strongest message we have heard yet through skits, music and Pastor Toni at the end! I looked back and saw some crying as their hearts were touched deeply. 

We got the keys!

October 31st was the deadline for everything to go through and it did! Talk about perfect timing, we got the keys to the house that day! We still need to build internal stairs before moving in because the house was split in two apartments, and God has already provided the money for them!!! As you can see, the outside still needs finished, so we will do the work as the money comes in.
Prayer requests:
~ Youth Group Thanksgiving Celebration (Nov. 19). 
and JV Team/Family Celebration (Nov. 24-26).

~ Trebnje church plant (Nov. 20). Holy Spirits leading and whatever comes to mind. See longer list above.

~ Smooth transition moving into our new home. (Goal is Dec. 15th).

~ Youth for personal and Spiritual growth...
GIRLS: Hana, Katja, Laura, Manca, Maja, Manja, Marina, Pia, Sara, Saška, Tija, Tonja, Trina, Verica.
BOYS: Amadej, Blaš, Domen, Gasper, Grega, Jaka, Jure, Lovro, Luka, Matjaž, Nik, Tadej, Tian, Robi.

~ For God to call more people to join us in financial support.
CLICK HERE to support this ministry through ONLINE GIVING
When Shawn went to America this summer for a short trip, he let many people know about the need of more financial support. God provided some more teammates in this ministry which we are very grateful for. We now receive $430 more per month and were blessed with some generous one-time gifts that brought our ministry account OUT OF THE NEGATIVE!!! We are thankful for His provisions through brothers and sisters in Christ.

To be open with our finances, we are still short of our monthly needs because our monthly expenses have gone up since our budget was originally made 6 years ago...
- House payment up $400.
- Health insurance up $400.
- Home assignment (visiting the States) up $100.
- New bigger youth facility in center, rent up $100.
- Ministry travel went up $450, but this could go down some after we move into town :)
- Ministry Conferences up $80.
Total = $1,530
Already raised $430/month
Still need $1,100

We thank you for your faithful support and are not asking you to raise your giving, but for us to stay out of the negative and support this growing ministry, we ask that join us in prayer for more faithful supporters like you :)
We are deeply grateful for each one of you.
A HUGE thank you -from us to you- for how you are already involved in our lives and ministry. We have been blessed by you and your many prayers.

Shawn, Christena,
Zack, Nathan, Corban and Alisha

1 Timothy 2:1
"First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful unto Him."
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