The thing that is better than children - grandchildren! All the joy and hope of new life, and less responsibility. At least that is how it feels to me to have become a grandparent.
Church-planting is pretty much the same. Getting to visit Marian and Maria Kozak, who minister in Alytus, Lithuania, is just pure joy. Looking into the faces of the people that are impacted with the good news of Jesus is simply the greatest delight.
The small team has banded together and acquired a second facility which gives them almost three times additional room - now they have room to grow again.
Even with summer travels, 25 were in attendance on the Sunday that I was invited to speak. The church has already had a high attendance of 60 for an event.
Relationships are central to their ministry, so much time is spent just enjoying each other. Showing the love of Christ outside a service opens hearts.
Marian and Maria, thank you for what you do for His kingdom.