Church celebrates 25th anniversary

By December 3, 2009

Bosnia (MNN) — It has been 25 years since one of Bosnia's oldest churches first opened its doors in the city of Mostar.

For the country, a quarter of a century of ministry is quite a feat.

Located in the Balkan Peninsula, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a small country of about four million residents, of which under 1000 are evangelical believers. The church began its ministry in 1984, and eight years later the country was ravaged by war. At that time, there were only three evangelical churches in the whole country.

An Operation Mobilization (OM) missionary there reported, "During the war, the believers were scattered and the building heavily damaged. But some faithful believers had a vision to rebuild the place."

Diligently, they worked to repair the building and ministry.

"Now, the building is completely restored. In addition to the local church, it also accommodates the Bible school and training center for current and future church leaders," the OM missionary said.

OM said this church's story is a testimony to God's faithfulness throughout the country.

In 1998, OM began its work in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Today, there are around 25-30 small fellowships of believers, and numbers keep growing. OM has teams in Dobrinja, Bihać, and Mostar.

In addition to the church in Mostar, "The team … has a care-giving and counseling ministry involving teaching and counseling for the leaders of local churches," OM said.

Pray for continued growth throughout this small country as missionaries seek to build relationships and introduce more individuals to the love of Christ.

Click here to learn more about OM's ministry in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

One Comment

  • ruth says:

    Hi
    My 9 yr old son and I are in Mostar this weekend. (we are Australian)
    Do you know if there is anyone who is Christian we can connect with?
    We would LOVE to go to church.
    Particularly if there are any English speaking ones.
    thank so much and hope we hear from you
    Ruth

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