may I present…

May I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Martin Figura!

I’ve shared Martin’s story in the past; how God introduced me to Martin after his brother, John, attended an English camp and soon afterwards, became a believer. His prayer was that Martin and his parents would put their faith in Christ as well. Martin and I became friends, and while in college, accepted Jesus as his personal savior.

After college, Martin stayed in Prague, got a job, and joined a local church. Eventually, he met Ivanka at work, and invited her to church. They met with his pastors, and later shared the Gospel with her. This year, she went to the States for a temporary work assignment in Texas. It was there that she joined a small group, accepted Christ, and got baptized at Matt Chandler’s church.

And, yesterday, they got married among their friends and family.

They plan to live in Prague, and get involved in their local church. 

It’s been an amazing journey walking alongside Martin to see God touch his heart, draw Himself to Martin, and transform Martin into the man he has become in Christ. I praise the Lord, and look forward to watching the man Martin will become as a husband, and hopefully as a father. 

Will you pray for Martin and Ivanka as they start their marriage together, and for both sets of parents to put their faith in the Lord as well?

photo – L2R: Dr. and Mrs. Figura (Martin’s parents), Ivanka and Martin, Me, John, (Martin’s brother) and his fiancé, Nina, who plan to get married next year.