Thursday, July 14, 2005

Pivo Dela Pekna Telka (Beer Makes Beautiful Bodies)

I had an inspiring weekend at the YWAM base in Harpenden and heard talks from Jay Smith who said the only thing that can stop radical muslims are radical christians, Pete Greig spoke on dreaming the impossible and walking out with smaller steps that are possible. Rachel Hickson, Trent Shepperd and so on!

We had some valuable time just chilling and getting to know the rest of the team and drinking lemonade!

Day 1. Weds 13 July. Prague
Arrived about 10.30pm with no baggage problems and reached out hot and noisey hostel. We are sharing our room with a Finnish girl who seems untroubled by the 6 guys who have arrived. Have got a cold caused by not sleeping too well so staying in while the others have gone out to get some food and pivo.

Day 2. Thurs 14th July. Prague.
Spent the morning praying at our hostel. Then went for a walk round the town including old town square and the square where good king Wincesless looked out on the feast of Stephen.
Had lunch in a pivo restaurant.
There is a big monument and museum to a man called Jan Hus, who was burned at the steak in the 1400's for saying that Czeck should be allowed to have the bible in their own language and had an independant spirit that I would love to see today in the Czech Rep that has a very hopless athiestic feeling.
In the afternoon we went to internet café where Simon had a prophetic word for one of the guys working there about him playing his misic for God.
We then went up to a monastry over looking the city and prayed for it. This was really powerful and God gave us some pictures that really helped focus our prayer time.
After some refreshments we returned to the hostel and before heading out to a restaurant and then on to an underground bar-club called Nebe. This is a bit like the cellar in Dyke House, Ledbury and the Fez club in Reading. There we prayed for opportunities to speak to people and as it happens the guy Simon met at the internet café was there. We had some great conversations and felt that God was going to use this club with the young people in Prague.

Thats all for now but checkout the other blogs for more news.
Jay has some photos on his site now so check them out.
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At 1:34 pm, Blogger Martin said...

Lovely to hear from you, Dave! I heard Prague had a big culture in the cheap beer. I would be interested to hear this Jay Smith as that theory raises a lot of questions, e.g. what is he inciting radical christians to do? what is he trying to stop radical Muslims from doing? how do moderate Muslims fit into this theory?

I'm just intrigued, that's all...

At 7:26 am, Blogger big dave said...

I generalised hugely, will lend you the tape when i get back

At 3:15 pm, Blogger Nelly said...

Yes, beer is really good and cheap in Prague. I enjoyed to drink beer after long day of sightseeing. Because there are a lot of interesting things to see. Seeing the city in all its glory requires several days. The centre alone has plenty of gorgeous and quirky details that can be missed if going strictly by a guidebook or you can find some guide tour which usually hotels or other Prague accommodation provide. Of course, such structures and locations as Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Lesser Town Square and Petrin Hill are must-sees. But quarters outside the centre, such as Zizkov and Vinohrady, also have plenty to offer to those interested in sightseeing, dining, and drinking some of the world’s best beers and wines. The zoo in Troja is also worth mentioning as its standards, along with its number of attractions, have been increasing on a yearly basis.


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