Month: October 2008

Frühstück in Wroclaw with Martijn

Frühstück had a concert at Szepty club when I was visiting Wroclaw.  I’ve known Martijn and Ellen (Dutch) for over 10 years now. They are Dutch missionaries and have been faithfully spreading the Good News amongst the Poles for over a decade.  They are awesome, really cool and I love them.  No nonsense kind of people and just caring for those who are searching.

the coolest pastor in town
the crowd
beauty of music

Call + Response Screening Premier!

On May 15th, I met with the producers of a film called “Call & Response – Concert to End Slavery.” It’s part concert, part documentary film that dissects the modern day slave trade. I viewed the film with them and a hand full of friends. After the viewing, it turned into a prayer meeting. We prayed for protection for the director and his wife (who was also there), the producers, and that the film would make a major impact on those who view it.

It was a very inspiring time for me. I applaud them and their efforts. My heart is 100% behind them, believing they have heard the heart beat of heaven and they are trying to do something to stop human trafficking.

Watch the premier of Call + Response, and help Not For Sale build a Health Clinic in Thailand!

Not For Sale has teamed up with Call + Response to make a difference in the lives of exploited kids! At the end of every screening premier, the audience will have an immediate opportunity to RESPOND with a $5 text message donation — ALL of which will go to support Not For Sale’s own Kru Nam and her work at Buddies Along the Roadside in Thailand. Click HERE to learn more about Kru Nam and our exciting goals for the clinic!

You’ll also be one of the FIRST to see Cornel West, Madeleine Albright, Daryl Hannah, Julia Ormond, Ashley Judd, Nicholas Kristof, David Batstone and many other prominent political and cultural figures come together on the silver screen as they reveal the realities of human trafficking in our modern world.

Performances from Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed artists including Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five For Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, and Rocco Deluca respond to the heart-wrenching realities with passionate musical stylings in a concert unlike any you’ve ever seen.

The film opens NATIONALLY on October 10th and will premier the following week throughout US major cities…


Be one of the first to join the Call: Purchase your tickets TODAY!

Hallelu Jah in the Rynek of Wroclaw

In the center of Wroclaw, the Catholic Charismatic Fellowship “Hallelu Jah”, set up a stage and several tents to do evangelism in the Rynek.  A Polish Christian folk band named “30i40na70” from the fellowship inspired the crowd with songs that spoke to the heart and pointed to the cross.  There were also dramas, videos, testimonies, mime, and worship as well.  It was great re-connecting with some very dear friends there.

On the side of the main stage there were three tents: one full of ideas ministering to the kids, second one was open to anyone who would like to get counseling (especially drug addicts), in the third one people could watch different evangelistic media presentations.

During the five hours of the continuous program, there were many people who were stopping by, intrigued by this event.

the cross is the reason

“40 and 30 on 70” band

(this is the most original name of a music group you’ve ever heard; the full name goes like this – “forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys” –  from Judges 12:14)

they play sort of folk music, but with a ‘heavier’ sound, it depicts Polish soul very well…

Robert Ruszczak, leader of the band and the main organizer of this event

people gathering around…

watching…                                  priest Wlodzimierz (try to pronounce that: Vwoh-dzhee-myezh)

pantomime…                                 interested….


Open up the doors and let the music play

Let the streets resound with singing

Songs that bring Your hope, songs that bring Your joy

Dancers who dance upon injustice

from the song “Did you feel the mountains tremble”

one of the pantomimes

Andrzej Dziewit and Iwona Bednarz-Major (my wife)

Andrzej sharing his testimony, I’ve heard it so many times, and every time it is moving and sobering, he really has a gift…

Mroczek and Iwka.

it was a good night…

kids watching


worship and prayer for the city of Wroclaw


prayer time

note in a local newspaper abot the event

most of the pictures above courtesy Hallelu Jah web album

Konferencja Krajowa Polska dla Jezusa – “Poland for Jesus” National Conference

Iwona and I drove up to Kalisz for the day to participate in a “Poland for Jesus” conference.  Over one thousand people attended and we were able to spend time with many friends who visited us in Kansas City last year.  Asia and Lukasz Kupczynski did an incredible job leading worship and my good friend, Bogdan Olechnowicz, was transparent as he shared.