Zac and Kim Shepperson first experienced Slovakia with their Fellowship Greenville youth group in the summer of 1999, while on a short-term mission trip to the capital city of Bratislava. Their heart has always been for young people, and so it wasn't too surprising when God called them into the movement He began in Eastern Europe through Josiah Venture. God led them back to Slovakia to serve full-time in 2001 with their two girls, Emili and Gwyneth. They now have four children: Emili, Gwyneth, Samuel and Hampton. They work with Kompas Training Center (Josiah Venture's partner organization in Slovakia), training young leaders through a leadership school, conferences, and camps. They live in Zilina and serve in their local church as elder and teachers.
Way to Pray: Pray for our family— Gwyneth starting her first year of college at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Hampton starting at a new school this fall, Emili in college at Wheaton (Chicago, Illinois), and Sam in high school.
We need to finish out our car fund to purchase an updated vehicle this Fall. We have 10 of 20,000 already in hand. Pray for God's provision for this family need. Fall in always an opportunity for new discipleship relationships to be established. Especially after summer camps, there are always new believers and contacts. Pray for God's direction as Kim and I seek to disciple those God has prepared for us.