Lukáš has been at Teen Challenge now for over 8 months. When I first dropped him off I knew that a miracle had taken place to get him there. But I also knew that it would take a lot more miracles to get him to stay. Sure enough he tried to run away his 3rd day there. He went on a beer and cigarette binge and tried to find friends to stay with. Each friend said “no.” He finally called me in tears saying that he was going back and was going to stick it out. He’s been sticking out since then. I’ve gotten to visit him a couple times since then and he still needs miracles. But, Lukáš is a changed person. He regularly talks about his memory verses and the things he has been learning from the Bible. He has regular work that he is proud of. He talks about making it through the program at a faster rate than originally planned. He has hope. His hope is not based on the scheming that he used to do. It’s based on Jesus and the work that Christ has already done in Lukáš. So many of you have been praying for him. He still desperately needs your prayers. I will probably get to visit him one or two more times before I leave for Alaska for the next year. My leaving will be hard for him since I have been the closest thing to a father for him over the last year and a half. Pray that the church in Tábor takes ownership of this boy. Pray that Lukáš continues to seek Jesus.