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Evening with testimony – My story

We prayed in Prešov before the arrival of the Paynes that Peter`s words would reach the hearts of the students. We also prayed for practical things like the room for the meeting, help from the students with preparations and their participation in sharing of the gospel. My personal favorite part was inviting the students. In small groups of 2-3 people we knocked at the doors of students’ dorm rooms. At first, I was anxious about it, a little afraid of rejection and I was concerned what the students who know me will think about me (my roommates, for example). But as soon as another member of our group in Prešov arrived, I was very glad to see her. When we went to pray for the students invitations, she told me: „Silvi, I don`t feel I can do this at all.” At that point I was even more glad that we could go and I hugged her. So we went and it was amazing.

Universe: chance or purpose?

The first Monday in March a Canadian doctor of philosophy Peter Payne had a lecture in Košice. The topic: “The Origin of Space - a coincidence or an intention”, was very interesting, not just for students of physics. I have been thinking about the origin of the universe many times although my profession is not connected with physics at all. A few days before the event, we invited students at dormitories and the faculties of the university. We offered them a cake and an invitation to a lecture. The responses were very positive in many cases, which we have not expected. Some students who have not yet heard about VBH have shown real interest. I can see that even through this it is possible to see the work of God in the dormitory and in the universities, and especially in the hearts of the students.

Testimony from winter RESTART

Vazec 2018When Timo invited me to the Restart at Važec organised by VBH, I had some mixed feelings. I did not feel like going because I did not know anyone else beside Timo. At first, three of our small group in Žilina were planning to go; but then I found out only Timo was going so I decided to go with him. On the first day that we came I felt like a stranger among all of the people. The next day, in the morning, the Lord helped me realise I was not a stranger at all; they were all my brothers and sisters and I did not need to feel rejected; on the contrary, I felt like we were one big family.

How it was at ´Extreme Following´ conference

The 27th VBH conference took place in Veľký Slavkov on the 16th-17th October. The Lord prepared two blessed days filled with prayers, Bible study, worship and personal testimonies for us in the International Lutheran youth centre – Ichtys. We were thinking about the serious words of Jesus: ´Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life´ (John 12,25 ESV).

The timetable started with worship and prayers. Slavomír Slávik, the director of The Slovak Evangelism Centre and the main conference speaker, described the characteristics of a true disciple of Christ. He went through some true principles about following Jesus according to the Gospel of John 8,1-11. Martin Vígľaš introduced the conference participants to some practical tools for creating high-quality materials suitable for publicising VBH groups. Saturday afternoon belonged to Igor Pogran, who shared his inspiring life story with us in a captivating style. His testimony about his experiences of sharing the gospel with his schoolmates and then colleagues was full of evidence about God´s desire to save everyone from perishing. A discussion about extremism with Miroslav Kocúr filled the first half of Saturday evening which continued with prayers for persecuted Christians from all over the world.

26 th VBH National Conference

The 26 th VBH National Conference took place from the 21 st – 23 rd of October in Velky Slavkov. The conference was not big in mumbers but most of the participants were students who desire to know Christ and to do His work which we are thankful for. The main speaker was Peter Hrubo from Zilina who used to work for VBH and who currently leads a team of workers and missionaries in Training Centre Kompas. The main theme of the Conference was: SEND IT FORWARD. What is the thing we should SEND? What do we need in order to be able spread Christ’s message? The speaker built his talks on Matthew 28,16-20.

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VBH winter training OBJAVUJ 2016 "Read the Bible with seekers."

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.“ (John 20,21)

Jesus did not send a bunch of trained missionaries to do mission at campus. The missionaries he sent are inexperienced students who are often afraid and young in their faith, but they put their trust in Christ. They are the ones Jesus decided to send out, in the same way he sent scared disciples more than 2000 years ago. They are His ambassadors and they bring His word – the living Christ to university.

About our 25th conference


The theme of the 25th VBH conference was “a life worthy of the calling“. The conference took place from 23-25 October 2015 in a former halls of residence in Liptovský Mikuláš. Traditionally , VBH conferences used to take place there, especially in the 90s. For gradutates this was a place of nostalgia, wheras for students it was a new place. One of the aims of the conference was for our students to be able to get to know graduates and former students who used to meet up in their groups. Graduates could see that groups they used to be in are still alive and they have carried on in spreading the gospel throughout various generations.

Talks and debates on current topics with Dr. Peter Payne


On the week starting March 24th 2014 we welcomed back to Slovakia Dr. Peter Payne and his wife Janet. Together they visited Banska Bystrica and Nitra, where they partnered with students in holding discussions.


The theology department in Banska Bystrica invited Peter to lead a session on ‘Evangelism to Sceptics’, on the morning of 25th March. It was an opportunity also to build a greater awareness of the VBH group and encourage the students to invite their non Christian friends to the evening event.

TeoTest - help with evangelistic conversations

I find the GodTest (TeoTest - Slovak translation of the GodTest) probably the most helpful and encouraging tool for evangelism. In my experience, it's been an incredible facilitator of starting a conversation with strangers or people you wouldn't normally be bold enough to approach with evangelism. One of the greatest advantages is that it eliminates any discomfort, hesitation, and stress one usually feels about evangelizing - due to: