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July-August 2020

Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic
News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke


A recent post on the Instagram page cindyzprahy (Cindy z Prahy).

A free new way for you to help

As I review the mobile prayer app pilot test results, I see that many app visitors spend the most time looking at the Scripture passages and the church information. They are curious about God’s Word and our church.

And when I talk in person with atheists about the Bible, most don’t have one, have never seen one and have no idea what God’s Word says. But they are curious.

When I give people their first Czech Bible, they are excited and also a little overwhelmed. God’s Word is new to them, but they are very curious.

Bringing God’s Word to the Czechs

So, how can we continue to get God’s Word in front of Czechs? In July, I launched a new Instagram page that posts Scripture passages in the Czech language on photos that are easily recognizable by most Czechs, especially those in Prague. Instagram has 1.6 million users in the Czech Republic, with most of them younger than 45 years old. As one of the most popular social media platforms, Instagram is free to use.

How Instagram posts show up in a newsfeed depends on how many people follow the Instagram page and how quickly people like posts when they first appear. If you are new to Instagram, the app is easily downloaded on your computer or mobile device. You can set up a free account even if you never post a picture. You can then follow the Instagram pages that are public for free.

I need your help to increase the number of followers for this new Instagram page that will only be used to share God’s Word with the Czech people. I chose the username cindyzprahy, because in Czech, “Cindy z Prahy” literally means “Cindy from Prague.” The website on the Instagram page,, goes directly to the ECAVvČR Czech congregation’s official website. Anyone who is interested can learn about the church, get contact information, and find current information about services, programs and events.

So please go to Instagram—and ask your kids and grandkids who are on Instagram—to follow cindyzprahy and like the posts that bring God’s Word to the Czechs.  Děkuji (thank you)!


This month we look to God’s Word for hope:

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I hope.

Psalm 130:5 (ESV)


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Thank you for your prayers & support

Please Pray for:

•   My family, as we grieve the loss of my father.

•   Safety and protection in my work, as COVID cases increase in our country and facemasks are once again mandatory in all indoor public spaces, including churches.

•   The eyes of the Czech people to see and read God’s Word.

Give thanks for:

•   God’s perfect timing and safety in my travel to Wisconsin to be with my father and family in August.

•   Technology that allows us to reach people with God’s Word in new ways.

•   The call process that has started to find a pastor for the Czech congregation.

Praise God for:

•   The hope, peace and comfort that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ.

To support the LCMS through the work of Cindy Zirbel Wrucke, you may send a tax-deductible gift to:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

Make checks payable to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod or LCMS. Include “Wrucke-Czech Republic Support” in the memo line.

Or, you can make checks payable and send to:

Mission Central
40718 Highway E16
Mapleton, IA  51034-7105

Include “Wrucke-Czech Republic Support” in the memo line. Gifts can also be given securely online through my online giving page at or at 


Gifts can also be given securely online through the LCMS website at




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My mailing address is:
Nad Želivkou 475
Prague 6 – Nebušice
164 00 Czech Republic


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