If the Balkan Peninsula is the place that is close to your heart, we invite you to consider a “Macedonian call” to travel to the small southern city on the border of Norther Macedonia and Greece October 11-21, 2022. Gevgelija is known for its warm hospitality and its name means “welcome back”. It is also just 40 miles from the Greek city of Thessaloniki, is nestled between two mountains and crossed by the river Vardar. Beneath the beauty and warmth this city faces many spiritual challenges – booming gambling business, the suffering of the refugees in the transit refugee camp who escape from the Middle East illegally by boats or hiding in freight trains looking for a safer life. The greatest spiritual challenge, however, is the need for evangelism!
Our ministry will focus on encouraging and helping the local churches in evangelistic efforts, building personal relationships with the people, one-on-one evangelism, intercessory prayer, teaching and training, reaching out the youth and, if the Lord opens this door, unevangelized Albanian Muslims.
Pastor Mihail suggests that hosting small American culture events will gather a good crowd in the area and will be a perfect opportunity for our team to share the Gospel. We will need people gifted in arts, music, drama and even cooking to help facilitate this type of outreach.
In the evenings the women and men on the team will host special meetings for women and men in the church to share life’s stories, the Gospel and prayer time. These intimate small settings are a great opportunity for one-on-one evangelism and counseling.
We will also visit the churches in the nearby villages and minister to the needs of the poor as well as encourage small local churches.
Pastor Mihail shared with us: “We as a church are focusing this year on reaching new people from our community. Your group will help us in this goal.”
Macedonian people, just like everyone else, have been shaken by the physical, emotional and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The truth, hope and the solid life foundation that come with the faith in Christ have never been more needed and timelier.
If you have a heart for missions and a desire to help those who have suffered so much in the recent decades, you are needed. If your gift is intercessory prayer – we can’t do this mission without you!
Northern Macedonia is a bridge between Europe and the Middle East, it is an important gateway in God’s plan for His last Harvest. We consider this a very strategic mission.
On a free day you will have a chance explore the beauty and get a taste of the Macedonian culture. October will allow us to enjoy the best of its produce – figs, apples, and abundance of other fruits and vegetables.
If the Lord stirs your heart to join the very first WMA team to Macedonia – reserve your spot on the team today, we have limited spots still available.