MAKING DISCIPLES OF CHRIST IN DALMATIA
After finishing Theological Biblical Seminary in Croatia and Biblical Counseling at Master’s University, we have prayed that the Lord would lead us to a place/church where He wants us to serve. God has given me and my wife a heart to serve Him, pray for the lost, and love on His people. There are many churches in Croatia that are without pastors, as was the one to which we have been called.
We are preparing to serve in Zadar with our two little children: Luka Joel is two, and Noela Ruta is a newborn (2 months old). My family is in the process of moving (July - August 2020) to this beautiful Dalmatian town to serve in a local Baptist church. I am taking on the shepherding of a church flock that has about 60 members, plus friends and children.
Zadar is a tourist area with around 75.000 people. It is surrounded by smaller tourist towns like Biograd, and some islands (Ugljan, Pašman). These are all potential places for starting solid Bible study groups (and a church plant one day) since the church itself has some members that live there. I will be doing pastoral ministry including preaching, counseling, teaching men, leading the youth, etc. The most important thing right now is to start equipping the church through solid Bible teaching and preparing them to evangelize others.
Irena is excited to start a teenage ladies’ group and to counsel/disciple young moms, etc. There are many opportunities for us to serve and get to know people in Zadar. It is the only Baptist church in this region, and the area for planting seeds is huge. This area of Dalmatia is lacking a solid and sound Bible teaching, and my prayer is that the Lord will use me, my family, and our church to evangelize the lost.
The church can provide a minimal salary for me as their pastor, but the amount will not be enough to provide for our basic monthly needs. For our ministry to last, we depend on your fervent prayers and consistent financial contributions.
If you would like to have a part in our ministry and support what the Lord is doing in Dalmatia, Croatia, please prayerfully consider helping us financially. We are thankful that you have taken the time to read this and pray for us. May the Lord bless you!