12 Dollars of Christmas: The Springer Family

This post is part of the 12 Dollars of Christmas series I’m doing, sharing with you about different charities and people who are making a difference for God’s kingdom and asking you to join me in praying for them and in giving $1 dollar (or more) to each of them.


Craig and Sarah Springer are the team leaders for our church plant here in Prague. They are both originally from Chicago and became Christians at Willow Creek during High School. They came to Prague for the first time in 2003 and felt called to reach this newly emerging Eastern European capitol.

Craig and Sarah have a true heart for the Czech Republic and reaching Czech’s for the kingdom of God. “They are targeting the emerging generation within the Czech Republic to energize the church of the future… Their mission is to catalyze a church planting movement within Prague led by Czechs.” (taken from their web site).

Craig and Sarah are wonderfully passionate people, each with very unique gifts which they are using to expand God’s kingdom in Prague. They are both very different, but they make a great team, both desiring to see a movement of God’s spirit in the Czech Republic. I encourage you to visit their web site to learn more about each of them, our church, and their vision for the Czech Republic.

Sarah Springer has quickly become one of my closest friends here in Prague and I have written about her here as well. She is a truly amazing woman and today is her 30th birthday! So, as you join me in praying for this family send an extra little prayer up for Sarah’s birthday that it would be  day filled with joy for her! J

And as part of my $12 dollars of Christmas series I encourage you to join me in praying for the Springer’s over the Christmas season and I also encourage you to join me in sending $1 (or more) to the Springer’s this Christmas to help support them and further the work God is doing through them. You can do this by visiting the support page on their web site, where you will find complete instructions. All contributions are tax deductible.

Lord, I pray that your spirit would work in and through Craig and Sarah Springer and their son Isaiah. I pray that you would bring Czech’s into their lives who they could build up and disciple into organic leaders. Lord, I pray that you would give them a holistic vision for Prague and the patience to see it through. I pray that Craig and Sarah would be a catalyst for change in the Czech Republic and that through them you would bring light and hope to many who are discouraged and living in darkness. Lord, build up a team of support around them, people who could join them in their vision and who could also, as friends, support and hold them up as they pursue this vision. Fulfill your purposes for them and through them, Lord Jesus.

Rejoicing in the journey - Bethany Stedman

Photograph by Beth Stedman