Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. Often called The Heart of Europe, it is bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. A rich spiritual heritage is part of Czech history, including Jan Hus, a 15th century Czech preacher and key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the 16th century. His teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe, and more than a century later, inspiration to Martin Luther himself. Despite this heritage, Czech’s religious and political history produced a nation that is profoundly secular and quite skeptical of religion. Only 19% of its 10.5 million inhabitants claim belief in God, while 50% believe there is some sort of spirit or life force. Disillusioned with traditional religious practice, many Czechs are open to a new way forward. Some say it is the most atheistic nation on earth, we say the Czech Republic is a place where
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” (Matthew 9:37)
There is a great spiritual hunger among the Czechs, and opportunities abound for spiritual growth and development to reach a country considered the least evangelized in all of Europe.