Fields • Europe • Croatia

 

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 aspiration

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Croatia is complicated. Culturally Roman Catholic, formerly communist, and increasingly secular, there is no simple description of the country or its people. Personal beliefs are a mixture of Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Islam, with paganism and superstition thrown in, too.

Yet a small light shines in this spiritual darkness. The number of Christ-followers is small—about 0.006% of the country's population. But many of these believers seek to share the gospel and win their own people for Christ.

BMW's work in Croatia is inspired by Philippians 1:27b: "...standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel."

With God's help BMW missionaries are working with Croatian believers to plant a new church in a small town in central Croatia. A small group of believers meets there weekly for prayer and Bible study, and we spend time in the community with weekly youth sports outreach and Bible study.

BMW also actively supports the ministry of local Croatian churches. We do not desire to take the lead in these churches, but rather support and encourage them in serving the Lord. Ministry partnerships include Christian youth camps, evangelistic English classes, evangelistic events/concerts, Vacation Bible School, one-on-one evangelism/discipleship, and focused regional tract distribution.

 

 participation 

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Opportunities for short-term ministry in Croatia are limited due to the language barrier. Sometimes there are opportunities through evangelistic English teaching, camps, seminars, and VBS ministry.

The greatest need is for long-term workers who will commit to language acquisition so that they can effectively minister to and with the Croatian people. Once the language barrier is overcome, there are many ministry opportunities available for evangelists, church planters, Bible teachers/preachers, disciple makers, seminar speakers, and youth workers. 

 

 supplication 

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The Holy Spirit is moving among Croatian believers. Several small local churches meet each month to pray for revival in the church and spiritual awakening throughout the nation.

Please pray along with us:

  • that God would motivate Croatian believers to reach their people for Christ
  • that He would open the eyes of the spiritually blind
  • for evangelism in regions and cities that currently have no gospel witness

Please pray for our ministries:

  • Church planting
  • Youth sports outreach/Bible study
  • Building personal relationships
  • Personal evangelism opportunities
  • Outreach events (evangelistic speakers/concerts, camps, English classes, etc.)

Praise the Lord with us:

  • for faithful Croatian coworkers
  • for a growing desire within the church to share the gospel
  • for personal relationships in our community

Please pray for gospel workers:

  • Croatian Bible teachers/preachers, evangelists, disciple makers, and church planters
  • Financial stewardship to enable more church planting/evangelistic activity and workers
  • More long-term missionaries
 
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