It was to Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia-Herzegovina, we first went way, way back in 1987 and lived up through the first year of the Yugoslav civil war. Bosnia-Herzegovina suffered greatly, where over 200,000 citizens were killed. Nearly twenty years later, the scars of the war still cover the land and define the lives of so many families and individuals. The city of Sarajevo in 1987 had 600,000 residents; today there are nearly 400,000.
The spiritual climate remains challenging. Predominate ethnic groups are Bosniak (mostly Muslim), Croat (mostly Roman Catholic) and Serb (mostly Eastern Orthodox). Nearly 30 Protestant/Evangelical churches exit with the total number of believers estimated at 700. To put it into perspective, Bosnia-Herzegovina is the same geographical size as the state of North Carolina in the USA. It is nearly 50% greater in size than either The Netherlands or Switzerland. With only 700 Protestant/Evangelical believers out of a population of nearly 4 million, Bosnia-Herzegovina truly is a harvest field waiting for the reaper. Who will be the sower, who will be the reaper? Thankfully, it is God who gives the increase, for He is the Lord of the harvest, and both the sower and the reaper can rejoice together in the rewards of the harvest.
HEALING THE NATIONS is our response to the harvest fields of the Balkan nations, and we invite you to partner with us in this time of harvesting. Our assignment from the Lord is to plant a new churches throughout the Balkan nations.
If it is on your mind and heart to partner with us helping to equip Healing The Nations, you can join us today in this adventurous journey that calls out to us. Here are three ways you can partner with us:
- INTERCEDE :
- It does not matter in which nation we live, prayer has no distance. Partner with us in spiritually giving birth to new churches, by praying before the throne of God for us as the vision for Healing The Nations unfolds by the will and power of God.
- INVEST :
- Your commitment to sow financial seed monthly into Healing The Nations will equip the harvesters in the field to not only reap, but to retain the harvest and multiply the effectiveness of the ministry.
- INVITE :
- Share the vision of Healing The Nations with others; you never know if your ‘invite’ will reach the heart of a future follower of the Lord in the harvest fields of the Balkan nations.
We thank you for your love, prayers and support. May the Lord bless you richly in every area of your lives!
Robert & Sandrina