Across the Balkans, graduates of the Bible College are starting small Bible Study groups where folks can explore what the Bible says, ask questions, build frendships and begin to experience life in a community of people who love and follow Jesus Christ.
Led in homes, these small groups are very significant as they are embryonic churches that will go on to be and enormous blessing to the communities in which they are based.
The team of the Bible College meet like this in the town where some of the families live. Here they are a few days ago…
This week I’ve been in Serbia to teach at the Bible College. It is always a great joy to see how the work continues to progress and grow.
One absolutely key factor in this blessing is the prayers of those who faithfully stand with us.
Thank you for this partnership! I pray that this frequently updated site will fuel your continued prayer!
I have been in Serbia teaching through Acts 1-8, the story of the Lord Jesus continuing His “doing and teaching” as He began to build His Church. There are many parrallels in this book with the situation in the Balkans today: religious authorities trying to prevent a Message of salvation through Christ being communicated, the vulnerability and weakness of the Church materially speaking yet her richness as she is empowered by God’s Spirit.
Thank you for praying on.
Zlatka has just begun studying her second year at the Bible College in Belgrade. For three weeks she studies subjects such as Christian Ethics, working with children, councilling… And then for three weeks she goes to serve in Paracin alongside graduates Kresho and Zdenka who are planting a church there.
“When I leave here, I plan to return to my home town where I will help to lead the young people’s work. I will support myself and my sister who is unwell through starting a sewing business.”
Oak Hall in Serbia began when a few friends brought some medicine to a civil-war-torn Yugoslavia in 1992.
Since then, thousands of tonnes of humanitarian aid have been distributed personally into the hands of those who need it, a Bible College has been established in Belgrad and hundreds of graduates from this college have moved across the Balkans to establish new churches or to serve their communities in other ways. All this has been backed up by many from outside the Balkans vitising the region with Oak Hall and become engaged in praying for this work.
It is the prayer of those who faithfully stand with us that makes the greatest difference to the work. Up until today, we’ve been communicating with those who pray through old-school e-mails and letters. With such a dynamic work and such a need for prayer, we are now going to use this blog. We’ll also be backing up the blog by sending news by e-mail every month or so…
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Thank you for your prayerful partnership.