Those who helped us and are still helping us
Our friends who did not hesitate to come and spend their free time on our
construction when they saw our house falling appart.
Often they showed up suddenly when we most needed help.
- Dalimil Staněk,
who was with us in the worst beginning and he paid with his own blood for putting
big steel traverse in place, and his friend
- Ivan Devát,
an expert on tearing down the cellings (and also programming web pages)
- Jirka Mikulášek,
- David Sedláček,
who helped us bring roofing tiles, and towed our van with his car when our engine
died far from home
- Zdeněk a Martin Dvořáčkovi,
heavy workers thanks to whom our squat changed into a home. They invested a lot of
their time, strength, skill, and ideas.
- Víťa Karásek,
gifter workes who torne his pants while carrying heavy stones
Svoboda, who gave us several weeks of his time and strength when
reconstructing the ground floor
- Milan Janča
experienced in placing and finishing the plasterboard
- Jirka a Vítek Smejkalovi
sacrificed strength during constructin works and bringing in the wooden beams
- Michal "Píchal" Zvonař perfectly
cleand and painted the boiler room
- Danek Šimek a Jirka Novotný
experts on dumping the debris
- the eight-grade students of Dolní Rožínka
Grammar School--demolition group which torn down the wall and dumped the debris
- Tomáš a Ondřej Slaninovi
brothers good in digging
- countles number of other people who
just "stopped to see us" but when they saw a former preacher Simon waving with
brick-layer's tools, they asked for working clothes and started working, too:
(Erik Tragan, Rudolf Brančovský, David
Kašper, Michal Kocman, Radko Souček, Jára a Vláďa Bezděkovi -- my
There also others who supported us financially or by material gifts. By that they
became God's tool in our lives, not only in material benefit, byt also in their
trust and love expressed in their actual help. They are:
The Pratts, Vidovičovi, Kameníkovi, Kocmanovi, Audovi,
Uhrovi, Granátovi, our parents and grandparents,
Reason and Emotion Fund,
Of a great help were the patient, hard-working, and humble girls who helped to
clean after the construction workers, paint the windows, or babysit. They are:
to Ivetka Smejkalová, Mirka Dvořáčková a Lucka
Janečková, Iveta Smejkalová senior,
Mája Staňková with her friend
Anetou, the girls
Novotné and our lovely young neighbors
Evička a Hanička.
- Our thanks belong to our neighbors Skulovi
for "incorporation into the village," and for the help with practical issues.
Berkové for leading the work with the horses and for her willingness to
travel to our place from Brno.
We apologize to all whom we might forget. Our house, nevertheless, keeps reminding
us of them--without them we would never make it!
We thank to all wh pray for us, we are greatful.