More Than a Decade of God's Faithfulness in Slovakia
By Darina Majerová
Area Coordinator in Slovakia
In 1999 I heard about Moms in Prayer International through two U.S. missionaries serving in Slovakia. I received a Booklet and started praying. After only a short time, our group was seeing answers to prayer. One mom from Banská Stiavnica noticed God opening doors to the Gospel at the nursery school, and another mom, who prayed with her Moms in Prayer group every week, developed a great relationship with her daughter's teacher. In 2002, my sister Karolina and I traveled to Switzerland to attend the Moms in Prayer conference and came home very encouraged. God was giving us the desire and opportunity to encourage women on their journey of following the Lord Jesus.
Today I live in the city of Banská Bystrica, located in the middle of Slovakia. In our area, we have seven Moms in Prayer groups. The groups meet either at church or in their homes. Even a group of Christian teachers meets. Through publicity in Christian journals, one mom from the Czech Republic and several from Serbia contacted us. They have formed one Slovak speaking Moms in Prayer group in Serbia and one in the Czech Republic!
Once per year, we organize a Slovak Moms in Prayer meeting. This year, our conference was held in May where 60 women from 14 villages and towns attended, representing eight denominations. Our main topic was "Know your God" from Psalm 100. Several women gave their testimonies about knowing God better. Later, we prayed in small groups for children, families, teachers and schools. We also prayed for Moms in Prayer Slovakia groups.
Following are just some of the testimonies we have heard over the last several years of Moms in Prayer in Slovakia.
"We don't just talk about our problems but we can pray and trust God."
"Where there are more people praying, there is more strength."
"Since I came to Moms in Prayer, God has given me more love for those around me and strength to follow and obey Him."
"We are women who pray and through this we are also friends, sisters and encouragers."
"We bring our kids to prayer time where they play together since it is not always possible to have someone watch them, but I like knowing that our kids recognize what Moms in Prayer is and that we are praying for them. By our example and our prayers we cannot be unsuccessful."
My desire is that we, as Christian women, would stand on guard in prayer for our children, schools and families, and that the Holy Spirit would touch and call into this ministry other women in Slovakia.
Please pray for a bilingual Moms in Prayer Slovakia AC team member who speaks both Slovak and English so that we can translate more materials into Slovak.