Story number 1 for 13 Apr 2000

By April 13, 2000

We begin today’s newscast looking at recent election results in Bosnia-Herzegovina that could spell good news for mission work in the war-torn country. While nationalism still remains a prominent factor in politics, Bosnians and Croats are seeing more unity. Greater Europe Mission’s Richard Beckham says that is vital in meeting physical and spiritual needs. “When that is taking place along within a living witness, where relationships are established and in these relationships the Gospel is shared in a clear way, that is having a dramatic impact.” During the post-election days, given the dichotomy of nationalism and democracy, Beckham believes the church is also at a crossroads. “I’ve seen the church reach out to meet real human needs in acts of Christian compassion and love. It’s having a powerful impact. I think we need to learn how to combine demonstrating the love of Christ as we’re telling them about the love of Christ.”

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