Gazebo – Bosnia and Herzegovina Evangelical Church of Sarajevo | In Progress
In 2005, when Slavko and Sanja Hadzic planted the church they now lead, it was only the second evangelical church in Sarajevo, a city of 380,000. Careful, loving, relational evangelism has slowly borne fruit, and the congregation is now known and respected in its neighborhood. So people are now comfortable coming to social events, like a Christmas concert and picnics. Sarajevo’s mountainous setting precipitates unpredictable weather. To make the outreach picnics less weather-sensitive, the church wants to build a large gazebo behind the church building, and an ANM team is ready to help. 25 gifts of $100, combined with the resources of the church, would supply the materials.
Buy a Block – Bulgaria Bulgarian Mission Outreach | In Progress
The evangelical church in Parvomai, Bulgaria, is attempting to restore a ruined building as a community center and Sunday school. But the congregation needs help buying concrete blocks like the one shown at $12 each. If enough renovation materials are secured by spring, reconstruction can begin. Estimate for the total restoration is $4,500.
5-day Art Camps – Bulgaria Christ Resurrection Ministries | In Progress
Every summer Hari and Penka Atanasov, former art teachers, bring the love of Christ to children in mountain villages of Bulgaria by conducting 5-day art camps. The children in these impoverished communities have no recreational opportunities at all. And most villagers know nothing about the Bible, the gospel, or God’s love for them. Local officials welcome the art camps and many families send their children. This opens the doors for follow-up visits where the gospel is explained. The cost for an art camp—supplies, food, transportation—comes to about $40 a child. About 60 to 80 children are impacted each summer.
Youth Winter Retreat – Slovenia Slovenia Life Centers | In Progress
Rok and Polona Verovsek work with older children and teens at church and reach-out to unchurched youths at “Life Center,” and many kids love to go to their Winter Retreat Camp right after Christmas. Unchurched families are often willing for their kids to go, but reluctant (or unable) to pay for it. $120 sends an upper-elementary child or younger teen to winter camp to hear the Good News in a fun and loving environment.
Republic of Georgia Container Warehouse for the Nations | In Progress
In the strife-ridden Republic of Georgia, only 1.37% of the population has a personal, transforming relationship with Christ, and 15 people groups wait for any meaningful Gospel witness at all. You can help.
Vibrant young churches in Georgia are bringing eternal hope and immediate aid and encouragement. We are equipping our partners there to take their work to the next level.
Basic Needs for Local Children – Bosnia Evangelical Church of Bosnia | Complete
Last year the evangelical church in Tuzla, Bosnia, with help from believers in Sweden, was able to provide for the needs of 13 children from deeply poor families in their city. If more help were available, more children could experience Christ’s love. The pastor’s wife writes: “We manage to help 13 children among our friends and neighbors (some come regularly to our Sunday School—see the picture) to continue their schooling. The children are so thankful and happy that they can have transportation to school, lunch, some needed school materials, clothing, shoes, haircut, and more. Some mothers were so touched that they wept in the pastor’s office when learning how we wanted to help their children.” The church is looking for people willing to give $36 to help a child.
Life Centers for Teens – Slovenia Slovenia Life Centers | Complete
83% of Slovenian teens have been drunk by age 15. Teen suicide there is at an all-time high and rising. Native Slovenian missionaries Rok and Polona Verovsek have a vision for Life Centers spread throughout the country, manned by Slovenian evangelical volunteers. The centers are safe places where teens are helped, loved, and guided into a new way of living. Because evangelicals in Slovenia are less than 1/10 of 1% of the population, the center volunteers are often the first born-again believers these young people meet. Right now $70 covers a center’s operating costs for a month ($840 for a year).