Team Praha 2019: Photo Gallery

August 2019

Note: Czechs prefer that their photos not be shared online, so photos posted at from the Team Praha trip tend to be of the team members only.


Team Praha 2019 served with missionaries Marilyn and Jerry Farnik in the Czech Republic from July 22 through August 12, including time spent in Prague ("Praha"). The team was led by Rev. John Shaw, General Secretary of the Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension, and Kathleen Winslow, Missionary Associate to the Czech Republic.

Team Members:

  • Esteban Hueso, Bonita OPC, Bonita, California
  • Haven Kemppel, Harvest OPC, Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Hannah Knight, Anaheim Hills OPC, Anaheim Hills, California
  • Isaiah McCrina, Covenant OPC, LaGrange, Georgia
  • Zechariah Philip, Harvest OPC, San Marcos, California
  • Johanna Shaw, Calvary OPC, Glenside, Pennsylvania
  • Alyne Torenvliet , Mission OPC, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Kelsey Veldheer, Branch of Hope OPC, Torrance, California

July 28 update from the field:

We had a great week at the biblical counseling conference, with more than 140 in attendance. While George Scipione, with his wife Eileen, taught the adults, our team led a VBS with their children. We fit the normal 5 day program into 2.5 busy days. Built good relationships with children and parents while teaching about the gift of faith in Jesus.

This week, we will be on a hiking trip with about 15 youth. Each day, we will spend time hiking, talking, and building relationships with these young Czechs, with the goal of telling them about the most important thing, our Savior. Pastor Shaw will share messages from Ephesians in the evening.

We appreciate your prayers regarding our safety, fellowship, and witness.

August 9 update from the field:

Team Praha is wrapping up it’s three weeks of work. Today was the last day of the VBS in Prague, with a presentation for parents in the evening. Pray that whole families would be receptive to the gospel and that many would come for worship on Sunday, as Team Leader Rev. John Shaw preaches again from John 11.

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Team Praha 2019: Each Week Was a New Adventure



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