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Teaching in Bratislava

Teaching in Bratislava

Ahoj and Greetings from Slovakia. Who would have thought I’d be back in Slovakia again. Last year around this time, I remember thinking “It’s nice here but, maybe not another year”. Well, so now here I am teaching English.

Maciej Dakowicz
Old street – Bratislava, Slovakia

It is amazing how God changes your expectations for life. I am continually amazed at how he provides things for me and leads me. One of the things I said around august of last year was “I’m not quite sure I’m done with Slovakia” I had this feeling God still had more for me to do. I considered coming back to teach the following august. Shortly after thanksgiving I received an email about the need for some replacement teachers in Slovakia. My first reaction was one of surprise and then disbelief. Needless to say I was thrilled at the possibility. After about of a month of anxious waiting and searching for other possible work if it all didn’t work out. I said yes and here I am back in Slovakia.

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Good to be Back

Good to be Back

chachita1
Bratislava, sunset

So having arrived alittle more than a week and a half ago, I’m still to feel at home again. My first week of teaching went well, I’ve still got lots of questions and planning to do but, I like my students and I see alot of potential.

I am not speaking at much slovak as I would like mainly because teaching english and I’m hanging around with the other american teachers alot. I can’t complain though. The Lord as blessed me with this amazing community to help and guide through this experience.

I’ve found despite all our complaining if we have alittle faith God provides what we need when we need it. It may not look like what we want but, He always faithful. I feel like I am right where God needs me. I would couldn’t ask for anything more than that.

Heading to Slovakia, Again

Heading to Slovakia, Again

Hello everyone I’m just letting you know I am going to be heading to Slovakia to Teach English at High School in Bratislava. I going through a program with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. I will be getting a stip-end and housing is provided. Of course whenever you go someplace? new for an extended period time the initial expenses add up. I hoping to raise about $150, it may not seem like much but, every little bit helps. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  Thanks and God Bless. 

Returning to Slovakia

Returning to Slovakia

Hi, So a quick update…After Spending some time in Chicago to sort through things, and find some direction. I have been given an opportunity to return to Slovakia and teach English. I will be in Bratislava at the Lyceum School. I Should be leaving by the end of January, which is just around the corner. (If you would like to help me out financially you are more than welcome. Please let me know. Don’t get too worried about me though)

My time in Chicago has been fun, I’ve met some amazing people and done some pretty cool things. I’ve been to a Slovak Church, I’ve been to Millenium Park, I’ve riden the CTA, I have eaten Chicago style deep dish, I spent New Years downtown.

I still a list of things I want to do before I leave though. Like eat a Superdawg, actually get some pictures(I’ve been really lazy with that), See a Jazz concert or something and probally more will come up later.

Chicago was just a pit stop, maybe I’ll come back and stay alittle longer next time but for now Slovakia calls. The future looks bright. Who knows where I’ll around the bend, God has a crazy way turning our world upside down.