In 2001 the Week of Prayer spoke of the Deaf of Czech Republic. Lillian Beard, a ninety-year-old short-term worker went to Czech Republic to work with Vesta Sauter. Lillian attended a deaf club where Anna Smolkova met her. Anna was so taken by Lillian’s “radiance” and the fact that Lillian went to Czech Republic at ninety years old that she became a Christian soon after they met. Anna’s life was dramatically changed. The result was the beginning of a church planting movement among the Deaf of Czech Republic.