|The beautiful Prague campus|
|Radka is on the right in this photo|
The brief conversation I had with Radka was perhaps the most meaningful for me personally since it is likely the last time our paths will cross. Radka works as housekeeper at the Prague campus. For years now, I always looked forward to greeting her when I saw her at breakfast or in the halls near the apartments. I recall asking her once about volunteering for a project I was working on and I needed a native Czech speaker. She refused, but politely and with her generous smile. Working on an English-speaking campus but only speaking Czech, I suppose Radka also enjoyed our brief Czech/Slovak conversations.
Selling the campus, relocating the library, and embracing a new future embodied in IBTSC Amsterdam are signs that the future of theological education by the EBF is moving into its next phase. At this last goodbye in Prague, I was thankful for the opportunity to wish Radka a good day and happy Easter holidays. I do wish her well. And I invite you to pray with me for the future of IBTSC Amsterdam.