Each week for a year is to share some data with you all about one country in Europe every Monday. The data I will be getting will be from Operation World. Operation World is an evangelical Christian organization that is concerned about fulfilling the Great Commission. They have compiled information on every country in the world and I want to share it with you so you can be praying for Europe specifically. I will also be using a book put out by Greater Europe Mission called “Prayer for the Nations.” Inside the book it has a guide for each country that makes up Greater Europe. There is much more detail then I will share, but if you want a copy of the book for your own prayers please let me know and I will get you one.
In 1991 Croatia declared their independence from the former Yugoslavia and war ravaged the country. Ethnic differences were heightened at the time creating stressed relationship between the people of Croatia. Since then the animosities towards each other have calmed down and relationships have become more amicable. During this time the evangelical church has been able to help repair the divide. With the growth of the church there is a growing problem of a lack of trained pastor’s to lead the churches. The prayer that I will ask you to join me in today deals with that since that is what GEM eDOT does. It provides more affordable theology training to pastor’s who need it.
Please pray for new untrained pastors to get the training they need to lead their churches more effectively. One of the ministries we worked with is the Theological Biblical Academy where Croatians receive pastoral training and they could use your prayers too.