Bohumir Zivcak, PhD, grew up under the Communist regime in Slovakia, secretly practicing his Catholic faith as a teenager. When Communism fell in 1989, Bohus and his new wife, Alena, began working as lay missionaries, helping to build the River of Life missionary community. Working with the Redemptorist order and a strong network of communities in former Communist countries, they have conducted parish missions, evangelization schools, and preached the Gospel throughout Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Kazakhstan. Bohus serves as Renewal Ministries’ country coordinator for Kazakhstan. He also teaches spirituality at the Catholic University in Ruzomberok, as a member of the department of missions and charity work. Bohus and his wife live in Podolinec, in the mountains of Slovakia, with their four children.