Montenegro was a part of Yugoslavia and is located in the Balkans, across the Adriatic Sea due east of central Italy. It’s a small country (pop. 650,000) with only about 200 protestant believers.
Stoneworks continues to partner with the Brethren Assembly in Podgorica, one of only three Evangelical churches in the country.
In May, I’ll go with a team from the University of Georgia to do a variety of projects — prayer-walking in cities where there is no local church, running a four-day youth camp, leading children’s ministry meetings, teaching English and most important of all, building relationships.
Here’s a report from Vladimir Cizmanski, pastor of the Brethren Assembly:
Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
It has become a tradition for us at the beginning of the year to write about the distribution of shoe boxes full of Christmas gifts that we receive thanks to the international organization Samaritan’s Purse.
The difference this year was that we received twice as many as in previous years (20,000 this year). This project is becoming more and Shoe boxesmore important to us as we have more personal contacts each year.
This time over 1,000 children came to our building to attend our Christmas program and receive a shoe box. We were able to take the opportunity to inform their parents about our other activities such as Saturday children’s club, English Language course, summer camps and special events.
We have recently had twenty eight children coming to the Saturday Children’s club which is a great thrill for us. We are praying for this ministry that is so important for the future lives of these little ones.