Story number 2 for 2 Mar 2000

By March 2, 2000

Meanwhile, increasing tensions in Kosovo isn’t stopping one mission agency from reaching out to these predominately Muslim people. Greater Europe Mission’s Maria Waldsmidt says they have two projects. One is reaching the Kosovar refugees in Germany the other is taking place in northern Kosovo. “There’s a couple hundred thousand of Kosovars that have been in Germany for quite a long time and will be returning to Kosovo this summer. And so, our goal is that they would hear Christ here. We have a crusade this month focusing on that. And the other part is we’ve started a series of projects in Northern Kosovo. It combines humanitarian aid with the goal of a church plant.” That aid is in the form of housing construction. Waldsmidt says people need to pray for peace in the region. “We have a couple of American churches that are planning on coming this summer and Americans coming to work with us (and Germans). And, of course, they’re hesitant to come if the situation is uncertain. It creates a lot of the fear on the people themselves. They’ve gone through so much.”

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