Tag: Wroclaw Poland

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….

watching

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

mime

worship and prayer for the city of Wroclaw

worship

prayer time

note in a local newspaper abot the event

most of the pictures above courtesy Hallelu Jah web album

I live in this city = zyje w tym miescie

This is part of the program of the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic fellowship, called “HalleluJah“, which Iwona helped start and lead in Wroclaw, Poland  The first day will be kicked off by an outdoor evangelism event in the very center of Wroclaw with concerts, multi-media presentations, games for children, etc.

Six days ago, some friends in Poland took up an offering so that our family would be able to attend. With their donation, I was able to purchase four tickets for Iwona and our three children today!  They will be leaving on September 30th.

I am now praying for the funds to come in within five days for my ticket and our expenses.  I would like to shoot a documentary of this historic event.

Prayer for Catholic Charismatic fellowships in Poland

I have been praying for some time that God would break in on Catholic Charismatic fellowships in Poland. Iwona will be attending the 25th anniversary of a fellowship that she helped start called Hallelujah. The anniversary will take place October 4-11 in Wroclaw, Poland. If the funds come in, I would like our whole family to make the trip. I am praying that a fresh wind of renewal and revival would spread through the nation of Poland. That they would be a living example of what one of there own, John Paul ll, told the world to do.

A page taken from Hallelujah’s journal taken over two decades ago of some of the leaders. I put a yellow border around Iwona.

Center of Wroclaw, Poland

John Paul ll, in 2000, called all parishes to become schools of prayer and places where “training in holiness” is given.

Our Christian communities must become genuine “schools” of prayer, where the meeting with Christ is expressed not just in imploring help but also in thanksgiving, praise, adoration, contemplation, listening and ardent devotion, until the heart truly “falls in love”… It would be wrong to think that ordinary Christians can be content with a shallow prayer that is unable to fill their whole life.

He also cites several reasons why this turn to holiness of life and depth in prayer is important. Besides the fact that it is quite simply part and parcel of the Gospel message, he points out that the supportive culture of “Christendom” has virtually disappeared and that Christian life today has to be lived deeply, or else it may not be possible to live it at all.