The Bible School has welcomed the 16th generation of students. They are a wonderfully diverse group of people who are passionate about returning to their home towns following their studies to share with others about Jesus Christ.
The course that they are studying takes them – in a carefully structured way – through the whole of the Bible in year. This teaching is shared by about thirty different teachers who come to stay at the Bible for a week to a fortnight each. Around half of these teachers are from outside the Balkans, and around half are from this region.
This week I am here at HUB to teach through Acts chapters 1-8. It is a deeply relevant book as God takes weak, ordinary people and uses them, by the power of His Holy Spirit, to bring the life-changing Message of Jesus Christ, first to their neighbours and then on to “the ends of the earth”.
The programme at the Bible School is also carefully designed to give each person exposure to the needs on the mission fields of this region. Over the weekend, one team has been in Bosnia and another in South Serbia visiting graduates of the Bible School who are already putting into action the principles found in Acts.
Over the days that I am here, I plan to introduce you to as many of the students as I can…
“Hi, I’m Dejan…”
I’m Dejan from Veles in Macedonia and I’m 19 years old.
When I was seven, my father became very ill with cancer and then he died. I was so shocked by his death that I began to have difficulty even to speak.
We lived very simply together as a family – in a poor situation. Six of us slept in the same room.
It was during this time that my oldest sister who was then sixteen years old met and trusted her life to Jesus Christ. As a result of her connection, I started to meet with her church but as I continued to grow older, I did not live in a way that would please God.
One day, listening to talk in that church, I was struck by a new and a deep sense of my own uncleanness before a holy God. It was then that I began to seek Him and call on His Holy Spirit to rescue and change me.
I have come to this school to learn how to share the Message of Jesus more effectively.
I want my life to be used to share His Message with others wherever I go.