It was a joy to be back in Serbia to teach through the book of Colossians last week.
There is an excellent atmosphere amongst the students and team as they serve, study, share their lives together.
Each day begins with a time of prayer and reflection around a Psalm – a different member of the community takes this each morning…
Following breakfast, studies begin. Around thirty different teachers take a portion of the Bible each – between them covering all sixty six books in the year’s course!
With Branko from a Serbian church in Zurich, Anastasia from Russia now based in Serbia, Dragan from Montenegro… representatives of Macedonia, the Rom people group, the Hungarian minority in the North of Serbia: there is a great range of backgrounds represented amongst the eight students! Each have a key role to play – both in their studies now and as they head out to serve the Lord Jesus in their home areas in two months time.
These study days are punctuated by coffee, meals and practical work around the building – all elements that contribute to the thriving community here.
As well as studies, on Thursdays and Sundays, students and team travel across the region to support former students of the school and other local church initiatives where they also learn a lot personally through these experiences.
The team led by Riste are doing a superb job – deeply aware of their need of God’s help but also of your prayerful partnership, they are serving and inspiring the students…
All of you who receive these bulletins are strategically involved – thank you for being a part of this – we pray and serve on together.