John & Anne Pruzina's e3 Partners Fundraiser
by e3 Partners 100 Lives Impacted Czechia
Fifty-two years ago my family fled my home country of Czech Republic, which was invaded by Russian-led forces. I was a child, visiting my Babicka i...
Fifty-two years ago my family fled my home country of Czech Republic, which was invaded by Russian-led forces. I was a child, visiting my Babicka in the city of Prague when the tanks rolled into town. It was this event that would lead my parents to make the very difficult decision to uproot their young family and seek asylum. Many months and two refugee camps later, we relocated in NYC, three children and no English. Two generations of communism have left Czech Republic the most atheist country in the world, now an unreached people group, with only .05% believers in Christ. Our personal experience has been that the people, the students in particular, are brilliant, creative, and open to the gospel.
Three years ago God called Anne and me to go back to the Czech Republic and bring the gospel. We have been there three time since then.
Then the pandemic started. We haven't been able to go back. But something amazing happened. God dropped a ministry into our laps here in Melbourne, Florida, working in an area of town that is heavily populated with immigrant kids like I was, from Haiti and Jamaica. University Boxing Club is a ministry. The athletes, who are serious about their craft, come every single day, and so do I. I not only coach them (I am "Coach John"), I also disciple them in the Word. On Thursday nights we provide a meal and a Bible study.
Will we make it back to Czech Republic? We don't know. In the meantime, we are making disciples here in Melbourne, and seeing a harvest. Recently we had a baptism at the gym and seven young men came forward, and one mom as well! God is moving, and we are following.
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