A New Year of great developments in Ruma…

We are living in Ruma and our work and ministry is mostly based in the city and its surroundings. Our most important work from which flow all of our other activities is the foundation of a church in Ruma. 

Successfully completed Alpha course!  

At the end of December we completed Alpha course, which lasted for 12 weeks. Four people were able to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Two of them want to continue studying the Bible with us. 

Christmas gifts for children! 

In cooperation with the local council and others, we distributed 850 Christmas gifts (Samaritan’s Purse) for children in Ruma, with Christmas programs and locally produced Christmas Cartons.

Children from families receiving social assistance and children orphaned were the priority of this event. We are grateful for this opportunity to be socially engaged in the environment where we live, where this kind of engagement is at a very low level.

Through these activities, we try to implement in practice the call of the Lord Jesus Christ:

You are the salt of the earth and light of the world.

 

Plans for this year:

Raising the leaders within the church. 

For more than three years we are in the project of the church planting. We are very encouraged to see over this period of time many new people who are ready and willing to take responsibility in work and life of the church. We believe that it was time to make this big step and invest in equipping of new leaders, which we believe is one of the prerequisites for further progress of the church. 

 

Finding space for the church 

As I mentioned earlier, we are looking for the space for the church to be rented for a minimum period of five years or more. That space should be in accordance with the needs we currently have, but also in accordance with our future needs, because we are the church which is continuously growing. 

We continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ! 

We understand that this task is the most important part of the mission. As a church we do not not believe that the dissemination of the news of Jesus Christ is an isolated event that happens once or twice a year. We want this to become the lifestyle of every believer. Our plans are to work at the individual level of each believer, but also through group classes and events

Thank you for praying, 

– Drago and Jaroslava

 

New Term Beginning at the Bible School in Belgrade

Please pray for Sladjan and his wife Jaroslava as they head up the team and lead the work of the Bible School in Belgrade.

This week the new term has begun at the Bible School in Belgrade…

Studying the dynamic Gospel of Mark with visiting teacher Roger Pearce from the UK, this will be another week of clear and helpful Bible study combined with practical experience in communities around Belgrade.  Roger has been involved with the Bible School since its beginning and has been a blessing to many who have now graduated and are communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ across the Balkans.

Please pray with with the students and team that the Lord Jesus would be honoured as each student prepares for mission to their home communities following their studies.

Thank you for your vital role with us all as you stand with us in prayer.

New Year News from Darko and Lidija

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Children Listen to the Good News of Jesus Christ – God with us – as Darko, Lidija and the CEF team share.  Please click here to read on!