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The Vision June 12, 2019

Vol.51 No. 24

Mark your calendars! The Children's Ministry Summer Calendar is out!
Since 2002, Petr Jasek has worked with The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) to help aid and assist persecuted Christians in hostile and restricted nations. His background in hospital administration was beneficial in his role overseeing VOM’s efforts to provide medical care to Christians injured by Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria. As Petr traveled to meet with persecuted believers, he encouraged them with stories from his own experience growing up as the son of a pastor who was persecuted in communist Czechoslovakia. In December 2015, Petr’s life changed dramatically when he was arrested at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan, after meeting with Christians there to evaluate how VOM could best serve them. Instead of continuing his work with imprisoned Christians and their families, Petr became a prisoner himself. Instead of delivering VOM aid to families of persecuted Christians, Petr needed VOM to help and support his own family. Petr was convicted of espionage and sentenced to life imprisonment, before the Czech government negotiated his release in February 2017. Petr had times of discouragement, but he also found God’s faithfulness to be real and true in prison. He turned his imprisonment into an opportunity to grow in Christ, sharing his faith with others and encouraging the Christians imprisoned with him. Throughout Petr’s 445 days in prison, VOM and Christians around the world stood with his family through prayer and other means of support. When Petr was released from prison, he returned to his wife, Wanda, and two grown children in the Czech Republic. Petr continues to work with VOM, traveling around the world to speak about his time in prison and to encourage believers to stand with our persecuted brothers and sisters in prayer and action.
Students will enjoy a time of fellowship and fun at Main Event in Tulsa/Jenks area. The cost is $15/person plus food! Hope to see you all there! We will leave EHBC at 9:00 a.m. and return in the afternoon.
ehbc.net/fallscreek for more information
Children's camp is held at Grand Lake and is for elementary students that have completed 3rd-6th grades. Please contact Cassie if your child is interested in camp this year. Bro. Michael will be the camp pastor. The cost is $138/camper. The deadline to sign up is July 7th.
Students come and enjoy fellowship and good food, Wednesday, July 3rd. We'll be at the home of Lucas & Cheri Smith.
Mark your calendars and make plans to volunteer with Eastern Heights Baptist Church to reach our community. This free family event will be held at Johnstone Park on Saturday, August 24th. See the video below for more information, or contact Pastor Michael for more information.

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