Monthly Archives: January 2014

pastors meeting and lunch in Serbia

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Two leaders gathered 20 pastors and leaders for singing, prayer and lunch today.

I was blessed to speak on the humility of Jesus as our example. Leaders responded to God in prayer.

CEO is blessed to be able to make this happen…

Many ministry partners worked  together to make this happen. Thanks be to God for this collaboration.

Tomorrow and Saturday I will be serving as preacher/teacher in Backa Topola for one session Friday night and 3 on Saturday.

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Walking

To Serbia

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Lego time at Bohalls

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January 18, 2014 · 10:35

stunned

Today was my first time on a bus from Sarajevo northward to e. Croatia. I was stunned when I observed the conditions along the road in north central Republika Srpka (the ethnic Serbian part of BiH).

I feel like I saw more ruins of houses from the war (presumably) than I have seen since my first visit to Vukovar in ’03, a little over a decade.

Indeed, the conditions in this part of the region rival southern Serbia for being run down but compounded by the war damage, which appears untouched. My heart goes out to these people.

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view from a hill

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Just after noon I stood on a hill where about 1/3 of Sarajevo was in view. I prayed for the mercy of God to be made real to this city…

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At sun down I was perched on a mountain praying as the Muslim call to prayer began… I prayed for the Gospel to be real to this city and for the small group of workers who God has here for that reason.

Sweet hours of prayer indeed.

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waitin on a bus

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I’m online for a few moments thanks to the efforts of a kind man who also pointed me toward a chevapi dinner and even watched one of my bags while I walked to the center from the bus station. This man was on duty on the platform and was incredibly helpful. There are kind and helpful people in this fallen world.

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