A Look at Croatia
“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8b
Croatia is a land rich in natural and historical beauties, fertile land, warm sea, and hospitable people. The people are mainly Roman Catholic. Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) was started in Croatia in 2000, and Rujana Č. is the only full-time worker.
The 5-Day Club® (5DC) is the most fruitful CEF ministry in Croatia. Thousands of children have heard the gospel at the 5DCs in Pušćine and many have believed in Jesus. Many volunteers have also completed their practical training by teaching at the 5DCs following their participation in the Teaching Children Effectively™ (TCE) course.
We praise God for working in the hearts of Christians during the pandemic last year. Previously, when we would speak with pastors about children’s ministry, they were not interested. But four different groups from three churches wanted to be trained in children’s ministry last year! The first group already has a Good News Clubs® (GNC™) and others plan to work with the children in their church.
Here are two testimonies from children: “You made me very happy with the Bible correspondence course. I enjoy the lessons. During quarantine I was bored, but I try to help the elderly and do my school work well. I’m learning a lot from the lessons and can’t wait for you to send me the new ones.”
“I was not afraid of the dark when I went upstairs today because I remembered a verse I learned at camp. ‘Be strong and take heart all who hope in the Lord.’” Psalm 31:25
Our main need in ministry is for more workers. CEF has new teaching materials, but we are behind in translating them into Croatian. We need a person dedicated to translation, and other workers for various types of ministry so more children can be reached with the gospel.
Temporary Team Leader for CEF Croatia
Daily Prayer Guide
Pray the churches in Central Europe will see the importance of children’s ministry. Pray Christians will have the chance to be trained to evangelize children.
Pray for Łukasz and Ola who lead the ministry in Poland. May the Lord give them more team members to reach out to the 6 million Polish children without Christ.
We thank God for His provision for the literature distribution project. We were encouraged and blessed to see how God answered prayer as we served. We pray God will transform lives through His Word.
Pray for wisdom and strength as we go through a time of persecution of the GNCs and other activities in Novi Travnik.
We pray for Alesio who started the Children’s Ministries Leadership Course™ (CMLC). Pray he will continue to serve with CEF Albania.
As we plan our National conference in November, pray with us for wisdom as we prepare the program so it will be helpful for the teachers. Pray with us for Eugen, for the strength and wisdom he needs to prepare all the literature and printed materials.
Pray God calls new volunteers to serve in children’s ministry. We were encouraged this summer when L. helped with the activities and with the younger children at craft time. She told us she would love to serve Jesus for the rest of her life.
Projects to pray for
Every Child in Europe is a project of Children Evangelism Fellowship of
Europe in order to promote some of the giving opportunities within the
mission. All finances given through www.everychildineurope.com are used for evangelising children in Europe (unless stated otherwise).
Bereg Camp is a Christian camp, run by Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®).
Bereg Camp It is situated in Western Ukraine close to Beregszász, on a beautiful sunny hill, surrounded by forests and vineyards. The goal of the Bereg Camp is: to provide full accommodation for groups of children and adults in Christian environment to know the message of Salvation and experience a Christian fellowship.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.