Jesus Wept” I find this verse inspiring for many reason, one of which it speaks to me how personal Jesus was, and the other is the simplistic beauty of it. It encourages me to know that Jesus cares so much about us, that He would cry with us, when we need him most. This is one of the greatest comforts in knowing Jesus, and a way to share that love with others.
My name is Alan Davis, or as most people call me, AJ. I was born in a small town in Illinois, and then later moved to Fort Worth, Texas.
My home congregation is at Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Colleyville TX. There I participated and engaged in youth group and church activities. I have a big family which meets biennially at the Camp Okoboji Lutheran Camp. I studied German and Psychology at the University of North Texas. During my studies I had the opportunity to study abroad in Germany. This is where I saw the old beautiful churches in Germany, but was quite surprised to find many of the church’s were mostly empty. This led me to pursue his calling of being a GEO Missionary through the LCMS Office of International Missions. I served 5 years in the eastern part of Slovakia, teaching English at local High Schools, and helping the church, and engaging the youth in the community. After 5 years I went back to the US and got a job working as a Social Worker in Fort Worth. I was married to Lucia in 2016, whom I met while serving in Slovakia. After our marriage we decided to move back to Slovakia, where God has called them to continue to serve the people of Slovakia.
I will be teaching English to kindergarten kids in Zilina Slovakia at the lutheran Kindergarten. I will also be involved with helping coordinating American Volunteers in coming to Slovakia to help serve as short term volunteers, and will also be on the leadership team for the adult church gatherings in Zilina.
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