Youth evangelists see spiritual fruit

By August 18, 2004

Czech Republic (MNN)–The Czech Republic still faces problems remaining from a turbulent history.

Czechoslovakia was formed as an independent country in 1918. A communist coup in 1948 led to Stalinist repression until 1968. The Dubcek government’s attempts at liberalisation provoked the USSR invasion in 1968.

Peaceful protests brought about the collapse of communism in 1989. In 1993 the country divided into two Republics (Czech and Slovak). There has been complete religious freedom in the Czech Republic since 1990.

That said, believers extended a partnership outreach with the IN Network in 1993.

Today, the main ministry of IN-Czech Republic is the project called “Youth Outreach”, carried out in the form of lectures for students between the ages of 14 and 18.

IN Network teams say their youth programs are seeing growth in the Czech Republic. Youth evangelists say there is a continued openness to share the Gospel within the public schools, and in other settings, as well.

Summer camp events focused on students up to age 15 this year. Through each ministry, team members have been able to reach out to hardened youth with the gentleness of Christ. Many are responding; pray for their discipleship.

Also in the plans is a Christian video aimed directly at this age group, which will be useful for youth ministry. IN CZ intends to continue the support of the Christian seminary students in the Czech Republic, as well as supporting children and students in Nepal and the Philippines.

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