Croatia17 is nearing as we depart in September. The missionaries on the ground have scheduled an important and gorund breaking outreach in our main city of service. They received a permit from the local police (which is how things work) only to have it removed suddenly by the Mayor. While this does not affect our leaving it will change the way we will work in the region. We are asking for you all to pray. Pray for the mayor to understand our goal and intention. Pray that God moves and they reinstate our permit. Pray for our missionaries who are working with locals and other organizations to make this first outreach in this region a success. Ask God to move the mountain. If for some reason we are not allowed to publicly meet it won’t keep us from being that region and working for the Gospel, we will just have to do it another way.
This is a prime example of why ministry in this region is so hard. It is also an example of why less than 1% of Europe identifies as Christian. The church that serves Jesus is being silenced by authorities. I believe it is because of the power associated with Jesus. The authority found in Jesus is without rival and as such the enemy will seek to undercut him in any way possible. I am trusting in the name and power of Jesus and ask that you do the same.