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
We pray the Lord will touch the hearts of Christians to support the evangelization of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We thank the Lord for the GNCs and JYou Connections™ (JYC™), and that they can meet regularly in Serbia. We pray the children and teens will faithfully attend the meetings.
In October, we are planning a Teen Camp at Poleve. It will be a continuation of the topic “Love, dating, and marriage.” Pray the teens will love God.
Pray we can find and appoint national directors to lead the CEF ministry in six countries where we do not yet have them: Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Cyprus, and Turkey.
Pray for the follow-up work of summer ministries (especially in Heves county), that we may meet these children in our GNCs, JYCs and our churches soon.
We pray that we will be able to start new GNCs this autumn.
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.