Debra Allison and Family

To Czech Republic and Back Again

Bi-monthly Newsletter

Falling away

We all know how difficult it can be to watch people leave the fellowship. Some leave because they have never been saved. 1 John 2:19, "They went out from us, but they were not of us… " Some are offended by the Word and leave because they have no root in themselves. Others leave because of real or perceived offenses, still others because they simply love the world and the things that are in the world. It is with great sorrow that I must report that only one faithful family remains with us. The rest have departed because of the above reasons. Several became angry with God because of their perceived unjust death of a friend. I wrote previously about the family we met with last year. The husband was in the later stages of cancer and died in the spring of this year. Since that event, several have turned back and no longer walk with us. Please pray for the Lord to bless our continuing outreach. Pray for souls to be saved and for those that left to come to repentance.  

Ex-patriot outreach

We have been attempting to reach the students in the university here in Brno since we arrived on the field. The next generation of Czechs has not yet been open to the Word of God. Last month, we began attempting an outreach to the foreign student population at Masaryk University. We have advertisements in all of the dormitories. We have placed flyers in the various colleges and departments. Our desire is to minister to English speaking people attending classes here in the Czech Republic. You may recall the young man from Honduras named Julio, who worshipped with us during his six month stay in Brno. Pray that this may be a blessing to other young people during their time away from their home churches.

Update on Debra

Last month I described the physical trial Debra is facing. Last week, we visited the allergist/immunologist. We were not surprised by the results showing no allergic reaction to any of the common substances. The doctor also drew several tubes of blood to send for further testing. Pray for Debra. The blisters are very painful and make it difficult to concentrate on tasks. Pray the doctor will find something specific in the latest round of tests. We return for another visit on Friday the 14th of November.