Spot The American

My Czech friend Sasa is spending time in Chicago, where this photo was just taken with John Stockman (American), who I also got to know in Prague. Can you spot the American?


Did you guess it? Read on to see how culturally astute you are.

The American [John Stockman] who lives and ministers with street kids in Minneapolis, is on the left. The Czech, Sasa Flek, is on the right. That was easy because the Czech was not wearing blue jeans and had tucked his shirt in. John’s three friends are in the middle.

Sasa is a the Bible translator who we called the “Scribe in our basement” when he worked out of our house in Prague. He is nearly finished with the Czech Bible. You should take a look at the creative artwork he uses. He is at Wheaton College for a few weeks for a special course.

UPdate: John apparently has a blog.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • James says:

    Doh! I didn’t guess correctly. Living in suburban NY, the Czech looked the most American.

  • sasa says:

    very funny!
    thats what my wife and kids said when they first saw it – “You are the only American in the picture!”
    I really feel ashamed… need to wear some Czech national costume next time I leave the country… 🙂
    But anyways, i am so glad that God (and his family) is international.

  • andrew says:

    dont you think the guy in middle looks Central European????

  • Aaron G. says:

    I guessed it. It was something about the jeans and belt buckles in the middle. The guy on the left looks like a lot of my old friends from back when I lived on the streets, and I always see Eurpeans with the tinted sunglasses.

  • John Stockman says:

    the funny thing about this photo is how fat we all look…we had just got done eating at a buffet right before this photo, and noah (guy in the middle who looks like mario from the mario bros. game) just got done telling us how fat he felt and how happy that made him…it was an interesting restaurant…

  • andrew says:

    hi john – glad you are doing well – when you gonna start blogging? you are impossible to find on the web.

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