The Ziska Family
Brenda Ziska is a church-planting missionary who has been working in Vienna, Austria since 1979. She has two Austrian sons, David and Daniel, who are both adopted.
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Dear Family & Friends,
I hope you have had a blessed beginning to your fall ministries. Through the end of school to the beginning of the fall season we have had some very special blessings from God in the ministries I am involved with in Klosterneuburg and Vienna, Austria.
I hope you enjoy seeing the pictures and reading the stories of God´s work in the last months. Thank you for your notes and loving support throughout this year.
Love from the boys and I,
Praise God for the Klosterneuburg Church Retreat on the gifts of the Spirit in August. We were excited that all of the teens in the Children´s Home were allowed to come and the staff person from the Home ended up being the Director of the Home. She told me again by lunch that every time we come to celebrate the kids´ birthdays they notice that the children change. Not that we aren´t doing fun and active things. The atmosphere is just more peaceful and so are the teens. One of the teens even gave a testimony of how God helped her in the service on Sunday and another prayed a closing pray.
Pray for our visit to the Children´s home for the birthday party at the end of September. Some of the teens at the Home are starting new and very hard schools. If you want to go to college, you have to graduate from these schools (where they call the teachers “Professor” and stand up when the principal comes into the classroom)!
* One of the Christian women I have been meeting with for coffee regularly has decided to be baptized at our baptism service on August 6th. She´s a student at the Evangelical Academy and has become a part of our fellowship this year. Be praying for her as she has some important decisions to make in the next two months.
* Please be praying for Brenda and the missionaries in Greater Europe Mission who will be having their annual conference in Slovenia from August 5-9. Pray that they will be refreshed through the singing, fellowship and preaching of God´s Word during the few days away from their ministries.