There is a new mission opportunity on our 2023 schedule!
February 13-23, 2023, we will make a groundbreaking trip to a new country on the Balkan peninsula – Kosovo.
Located at the center of the Balkans in southeastern Europe and bordered by Serbia, Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia, Kosovo has long been a disputed territory, for ethnic, religious, and cultural reasons.
Since the start of the Yugoslav Wars in 1991, Christians in Kosovo have been undergoing intense persecution. The violence against them reached its peak with the March 2004 pogroms, during which 935 homes and some 30 Orthodox churches and monasteries were burned, leaving approximately 4,000 people displaced.
Most Christians in Kosovo are ethnic Serbs, and they are the minority in that region. They live in segregated neighborhoods in great poverty and are systematically discriminated against. Serbian Christians are also excluded from the health system of Kosovo. They can only go to a Serbian hospital, in the north of the province, or to another, in the south.
Our mission to Kosovo has the goal of strengthening the local evangelical church and repairing the relationships between the Albanians and the Serbs and also to share the light of the Gospel with the Albanian Muslims who are the majority in Kosovo. We will partner with a church in Pristina that was the first evangelical church opened in Kosovo. The church and its leadership have a heart for sharing the Gospel with the people of Kosovo and we are excited to come alongside them in this vision. In the video below you will hear the testimony of Pastor Artur and his thoughts on the spiritual needs in Kosovo.
Medical missions, evangelism, meeting the needs of the poor and equipping local pastors and Christian leaders for more effective ministry will be the main areas of the outreach.
We will spend most of the time in Pristina, the capital city of Kosovo. One day during the trip will be reserved for exploring the beautiful culture, cuisine and the historic sites of Kosovo.
If you have a heart to help the persecuted church and evangelize Kosovo, to help those who are in need or take a part in a medical clinic to meet the physical needs of the people who have no access to medical care, we have a spot for you on the team.
Please let me know if God is calling you on this mission as we have a limited number of spots on this team. I am praying that the Lord hand selects individuals to fulfill this historic and groundbreaking mission!