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PRAGUE: 25-26 Oct 2011
We experienced many of the same things in Prague as in Warsaw. We were warmly welcomed by the local church, some of whom joined us to go and pray. A group of us went to the site commemorating the Battle of the White Mountain which saw the Catholic Habsburgs fighting the local Protestants during the 30 Years War, the effects of which are still evident in the Czeck republic today. We all prayed at Bethlehem Chapel where the Czech Reformer, Jan Hus preached and taught before being arrested, judged and burnt at the stake. Other times included praying in front of the statues of the first two presidents of the Czeck Republic, at the site of a village completely destroyed by the Nazis, and finally at the Czech Parliament. On the last evening we took part in a worship evening organized 3 times a week in the church which hosted us. Again we were able to pray with and for the people, particularly the younger ones.
We have a great God who loves us and who works in power.

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WARSAW: 22-23 Oct 2011

Stalin's gift to PolandIt is good to remember that Poland is geographically at the heart of Europe. In Warsaw, we attended a church service on the Sunday morning and had the privilege of praying for the people, both young and old as well as a certain number of homeless people. After a morning of worship and teaching concerning the history of Poland, we divided into different groups, together with local intercessors, to go and pray, repent and proclaim God’s truth at strategic places in the city. These included the Palace of Science and Culture (a building erected by the Russians for the Polish people during Communist times), the Umschlagplatz (from where 300,000 Jews were deported to death camps during WW2), the Parliament building (which hosts a prayer group meeting each Sunday) and the Presidential Palace.

Warsaw OCE team
Warsaw OCE team