Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Croatia - Week 1

MARCH 19TH, 2013

Blessings and greetings from the Capitol of Croatia!

We arrived on March 13 into Zagreb, Croatia, albeit late at night, where it snowed for 3 days!  Grace was sick for 5 days, our luggage was missing for 6 days, and in the meantime we ministered at 3 different churches around the city.  The response here has been overwhelming, as the people are so hungry for the Word of God set to music, and how to worship Him in ways that are acceptable!  They have been so kind to us and have taken great care of us, for which we are deeply grateful!  In spite of a rough start, God has proven even greater than our circumstances and the best Scripture for us now is “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart” (II Cor. 4:1).  AMEN!

We have ministered in the nearby towns of Cakovec (“CHALK” o- vetz), Mackovec (MACH-o-vetz), and Sisak, all with pastors named Kovacevec (Kov-VETZ-o-vich)!!  We were finally able to learn the pronunciation of these words after the seminars were done!  We had about an hour to kill before our next location, so we drove to Hungary, which was only ten miles away from where we were…when we crossed the border, the architecture changed immediately and it was obvious that we were in another culture and country…it was a fascinating detour and diversion from our intense schedule!  (See our Website pictures).  We will try to include Hungary as one of next destinations on another ministry trip when we come back to Eastern Europe.

The Spirit of the Lord has moved so graciously and powerfully among the people that it has been amazing! They have been so receptive to receiving our ministry and the Lord’s anointing has been so powerful…we know we are at the right place at the right time! 

Thank you to all who have been praying for us and for those who have supported us financially to make these mission ministry endeavors!  The Lord promises us that He will provide for those who minister, whether it be in America or remote parts of the world through II Corinthians 2:11 where it states, “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion.”

Please keep us in your prayers and that our precious GPS will keep working!  Praise the Lord for technology (and that Grace knows how to work these things while I am driving in an Eastern European country and can’t even find the street signs, let alone follow their foreign language instructions)!

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