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August 2018
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Caring ministry in Montenegro

There is only one special school for the whole of Montenegro, located in the capital, Podgorica. Access to this school’s 110 places is a ‘right’ for all special needs kids. But if you live out of town, don’t have a car, or lack the time to escort your child there and back, the school and its facilities might as well be on the moon. OM (Operation Mobilisation) Montenegro’s autism ministry, based 50km away in Bar, knew several teens who would benefit from attending the school, so the transport challenge was on. Natja Sachse, from the OM team in Bar, has led the autism ministry for...

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Missionary Spotlight – Why Montenegro?

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June 2008
Montenegro

Missionary Spotlight – Why Montenegro?

Why Montenegro?   Montenegro is one of the least evangelized countries in Europe, with the lowest proportion of evangelical Christians. About 8% of the population is Muslim. Muslim Montenegrins are concentrated in certain regions, and here they form the majority of the population. There is a Roman Catholic presence, primarily on the coast.   There are very few biblical churches in Montenegro. Most people grew up under Communism and have never heard the gospel. That is why we are here. We want them to hear about Christ, and for God to be glorified in the establishing of real Christian churches.      We live in Niksic,...

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Missionary Spotlight – The story so far

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June 2008
Montenegro

Missionary Spotlight – The story so far

The story so far   Both my parents were born in Montenegro. I was born in Los Angeles and grew up attending an Eastern Orthodox church. When I was young I had no love for Christ and no hatred of sin, although I believed I was a Christian. I was converted in 1979 during my first year at college.   I grew as a Christian at a local church, and also knew an increasing desire to serve the Lord in Montenegro. In 1982 I was married and in 1990 graduated from Westminster Seminary, California.      I served as a local church pastor and a reserve...

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June 2008
Montenegro

Missionary Spotlight – Montenegro Fact File

Montenegro Fact File   Montenegro’s name dates from the Middle Ages when it was under Venetian rule. Monte negro means ‘black mountain’. This refers to the dark forests once covering the slopes of the Dinaric Alps, as seen from the Adriatic Sea.       Area: 5382 square miles.     Neighbouring countries: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.     Environment: Montenegro’s climate is Mediterranean, and its terrain mostly mountainous (Bobotov Kuk 2522 m).     Population: 678,000.       Ethnic groups: Montenegrin 43%;   Serbian 32%; Bosniak 8%; Albanian 5%; others (Muslims, Croats, Roma) 12%.       Language: Montenegrin...

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