Kathy, born of missionary parents in Nairobi, grew up in Kenya. John, who had no Christian heritage, was converted to Christ in 1970. He met Kathy at Covenant College. They were married in 1979 and now have six grown children. The Lesondaks first went to the Seychelles Islands as missionaries in 1981 with their one month old son, Reuben. They taught ceramics during the day, led Bible studies in the evening, and eventually planted a church. In 1987 the Lord led them to a ministry in Kenya that lasted four years. Then the door was opened for them in the Czech Republic. Initially ministering in Prague, the family moved to Trnava (Slovakia) in 1997 for evangelistic opportunities with university students. In 2010 the Lesondaks moved to eastern Slovakia and are now ministering in the city of Kosice.
The Lesondaks are veteran missionaries whose diversified experiences have served them (and the church) well in eastern Europe these past twenty years. The move to the eastern part of Slovakia is an attempt to initiate a church planting movement there. CPC supported missionaries
-For the new church planting work in Kosice and deeper in-roads into the Roma (Gypsy) community
-That God would do more than we ask or imagine for His glory
-For wisdom and God’s clear direction as team leader in Slovakia
-For the Lesondaks’ children and their families
-Christ-like response to immigration crisis in Europe