Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Finishing up in Kansas...

After my Sunday morning service at the Cornerstone Fellowship church in Wichita, KS, I stopped in to visit Birdella Findley. Birdella's son, Paul, and I grew up together and tried to keep our parents on their toes. We enjoyed the time of reminiscing and catching up.

Friday, December 14, 2007


with Hannah & Carlin Epp in their home in Henderson, Nebraska...Hannah is a senior and Carlin a sophomore. It was a great visit!
Kansas??? Okay, I'm on my way. First I had to make a stop in Henderson, Nebraska to visit former students, Hannah and Carlin Epp. Hannah and her parents wanted to keep it a secret from Carlin, so when he answered the door and I asked for directions, he yelped...it was a surprise. We had a great time catching up last night and tonight I'll be at their basketball games to cheer them on. Tomorrow, I'll head to Wichita to share with a youth group and church, then I'll be back in Ohio on Monday. Nap time!!!

Back to Nashville...ya'll...Dec 9-12

I went back to Nashville with my family to visit the Grand Ole Opry and hang out at the Opryland Resort. We met my uncle and aunt from Memphis there and enjoyed the time away. We saw Mark Lowry on Monday evening and spent the rest of the time hanging out, relaxing, shopping, eating and even sleeping a little. We got back on Wednesday night in time for me to do laundry and pack up for my last HMA trip...Kansas, here I come...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving with some of the Grads from Santa Cruz...

Here are 13 of the 14 SCCLC graduates that attended our Thanksgiving get-together last week here in Ohio. My family graciously shared this time with a few of the young people I've worked with over the years. They came in from the west coast, east coast and many places in between. Even though they hadn't seen each other in quite some time, it was as if they had never been apart.

Getting to know the family...

Meet Isaac. He's my 1-year old nephew. I met him back in June when I arrived back in the States. It has been fun to get to know him and hopefully get him to say my name before I leave in January. He's getting close! Well, he basically just said it...just a little grunty.

Happy 30th???

On November 17, I joined several others for Bruno and Sybil Montero's birthday party. They were both celebrating their 30th. It was fun to meet many of their college friends, family and the others in attendance. It's hard to imagine that I taught Bruno in the 8th and 9th grades back in Santa Cruz during my first 2 years as a volunteer missionary. He still loves the Lord and has a beautiful family with 2 children and one on the way...

Thursday, November 15, 2007


On Saturday and Sunday, I'll be in Kentucky with Bruno Montero and his family. He is a good friend and a former student of mine in Bolivia. He's turning 30...and he thinks he's old...I TAUGHT HIM!!! It'll be fun to be with his friends and family for this time of reminiscing.

Next week, I'm having a reunion here in Columbus at my parent's home. 14 former students of SCCLC will be here for Thanksgiving...well for the Thanksgiving weekend... The begin to arrive early in the week and will stay through the weekend. It'll be a crowded house, but it will be a great time of fellowship as well.

A few more trips to Sam's and other stores and I might be ready.

I pray you have a fantastic Thanksgiving as well!!!

the camera's in the trunk!!!

I had a great time visiting with Dan and Jim. They seem to be doing well at Wheaton and it was just good to catch up.

I then had safe travels and great visits in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Former missionaries to Bolivia, Annette Wood and David Moyer, live in Madison Wisconsin, so it was fun to catch up and share old stories during those visits.

I then stopped in to Ohio and did laundry. The next day, I was on the road again to Virginia.

I spent two days in Chesapeake visiting with Dan and Carla Hardesty, former missionaries in Bolivia. I spoke at their church and enjoyed a time sharing with their youth group as well.

After leaving Virginia, I met up with former student, Jeremy Childers and his wife, Monica. We enjoyed dinner together and I got to practice my rusty Spanish.

The next day, I headed for Georgia for time with Brian and Sally Shelton. Our visit was fun and relaxing too.

The next day, it was back to the pavement for the drive back up to Ohio. I can honestly say it was one of the most beautiful drives I've ever had...the Fall colors were in full bloom all the way home.

This last Sunday, I spoke at a youth group and was able to challenge them to Embrace God's Vision for their own lives. It was a fun group of about 100, and it felt good to be back with youth in ministry.

Over the last few weeks, I also read "Quiet Strength" by Tony Dungy. It was a great encouragement to me and gave me plenty to reflect on. I would recommend it.

Oh, I'll try to remember the camera's in the trunk on my next trip...sorry!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Kentucky, Indiana and beyond...

I had the opportunity to visit with former students, Veronica Gouge, David Zimmerman and Marie HAuse while at Asbury College. I spoke to some 75 students at the WGM Student Involvement center. There was a great spirit and God seems to be working in many young lives there.

Since going to Asbury, I've been on the road speaking and spending time with supporters. I just left South Bend, IN after 5 days of visits and then the opportunity to speak at Gospel Center Missionary Church, one of my supporting churches. While in South Bend, I saw former student, Karleen Hallock, a sophomore nursing major at Bethel College. It was great to catch up and tour the beautiful campus.

I'm now in Illinois to visit two former students, Jim and Dan. It should be a great time of fellowship. Tomorrow, I'll head up to Minnesota and then Wisconsin on Wednesday to visit with other supporters. It's impossible to visit with everyone, but I'm really trying to see as many as possible and at least visit where I haven't been before.

On Saturday, I'll head East to Virginia and then south to Georgia, North and South Carolinas next week. Please pray with me for great times of ministry fellowship and of course, safe travels.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Krasny family, friends & supporters.

Next to a fallen Sequoia

Well, I wanted to start this blog site to try and "get the news out" as things are happening. It's hard to keep everyone posted at once, so I pray this is a good start. As I share different events, pictures, prayer requests, etc. please feel free to let me know what else you would like to know. I want this to be informative, but not BORING!!!

I'm a little more than halfway through my seven months of travel here in the US. There have been numerous opportunities to share with many individuals, small groups, and churches. It's been so fun to see how God continues to work in so many lives. It's also been an enormous blessing to meet with many of my faithful supporters. God has granted me such a wonderful group of partners in ministry.

While traveling, I've also been able to take some side trips. One such trip was to the Hume Lake Christian Camps in the Sequoia National Forest. After spending a day gathering resources and ideas for future ministry, I wondered out of the forest past some pretty awesome trees.

I just returned from Asbury College, where I spoke at WGM's student involvement center. We had a great time together. The highlight of that trip was seeing former students: Vero, Zimmy & Marie; as well as many other students I've met over the years. It's always fun to catch up with the youth.

I'm off to Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota today. I'm looking forward to visiting with many of my supporters and sharing this Sunday at Gospel Center Missionary Church. I'm also going to swing by to see two students studying at Wheaton College on my way through.