Czech Republic

Czech is the other portion of former Czechoslovakia. The Shueys taught in Czech’s Kingdom Expansion Schools in Prague and Brno. The Kingdom Expansion Schools desire to develop leaders who will become part of a church planting effort to reach the nation for Jesus. At present, there are only about 17,000 believers out a population of 10 million.John and Kerry taught at a regional prayer gathering in the heart of Moravia, a Province in Czech. This was a wonderful time of prayer and personal ministry including deliverance.

They ministered in the cosmopolitan city of Hradec Kralove with Pastor Lukas and Dita Targosz, a young couple with great vision, especially for the postmodern generation. While in H-K, they ministered in the Illumination Service an international service made up mostly of students from all over the world.

Croatia and Slovenia – 2006

John and Kerry Shuey had been working for two years with Pastor Cliff Luckhurst to develop a prayer journey to Croatia. It finally happened in April 2006. There were several goals for the trip. First, we desired to teach on prayer. Secondly, we wanted to visit key sites and pray. Thirdly, we wanted to meet with leaders to strategize about regional transformation. The trip exceeded all expectations. KingdomQuest ministered in two cities while in Croatia, Rijeka and Pula. Rijeka is a city of 175, 000 people with six protestant churches. Within the past two years, five of the six pastors began to meet for fellowship, prayer and strategy. The group loves one another and come from a diverse theological and ecclesiastical grouping: Baptist, Brethren, Lutheran and Pentecostal.

During our time in Rijeka, we spent two days teaching on prayer for all who would come and then talked about regional prayer strategy with key leaders. We had an awesome time of prayer with this group.

We later traveled to Pula, a 3000 year old city of 75, 000. There are three protestant churches in Pula. This city has had an interesting history, having been founded by the Druids and housing Roman temples to Diana and Augustus, where children were sacrificed. There is also a Coliseum type ampitheatre, where Christians were martyred. However, we found a vibrant Pentecostal church lead by a wonderful pastor, who desires to see the entire penisula of istra filled with effective churches.

The last stop in Croatia was Zagreb, where we fellowshipped with Pastor Zelko and Lydia. This wonderful couple preach in the street and disciple new converts. Each of the four pastors we spent time with invited us back. We are working on 2007.

We also visited Slovenia during the trip. We prayed with a group meeting in Piran, the only possible place to hear the Word of God for miles and preached in the capitol of Ljubljana. Pastor Steve Telzerow has a dynamic church touching many parts of the nation through house churches.