This is the first of many blog posts that we'll be chronicling. As an update, though many already know, we have joined up with the organization "Pioneers", where we are in pursuit of moving to Brno, Czech Republic in 2 years after finishing seminary. This has been a long time coming, and it is truly amazing to see how God has brought us even to this point. I am stunned by his goodness to sinners like us. Our mission statement is, "Exalting Christ in the Czech Republic through the planting of gospel centered churches". We want to see this vision carried out through His strength, and it will only be by His people that this can happen. For more information, feel free to check out our site @ "TheBartols.com". It is a privilege to share this journey with you, and we pray that it will be an encouragement and a great glory to the Father.