Expanding the Kingdom of God in Kosovo
Gani and Adile Smolica have been part of ECM since soon after the fall of the iron curtain. Below they share about the fruit of their work during the pandemic.
In more recent years they have been church planting in Kosovo’s fourth largest city of Peja, doing evangelism, discipleship, preaching, leadership development and literature distribution.
But have they managed to continue seeing success despite the pandemic?
A few months ago Gani shared, “Praise God for the great Easter Service. The room was full, with Covid measures in place. Two ladies accepted Jesus publicly as their God and Saviour. Immediately after that, the meetings have been closed and we are meeting online. Pray for the coming weeks to go back to meetings in the premises.”
A few weeks after that Gani wrote: “We are glad to be back and continue our ministry at the church. We are planning to do more visits in the second week of June, now that COVID restrictions have loosened a bit.
“Pray for those we are going to visit as most of them are not believers.
“Pray for the youth ministry that we are hoping will continue during the summer months too!
“Pray for the plan we have to reactivate men’s and women’s meetings and the food parcel distribution.”
Praise God that the church across Kosovo has grown from only around 80 believers in the late 1990s to more than 2,000 today! (operationworld.org).
“Kosovo is a fascinating land at the heart of the Balkans rewarding visitors with welcoming smiles, charming mountain towns, incredible hiking opportunities and 13th-century domed Serbian monasteries brushed in medieval art,” according to Lonelyplanet.com. But today 80% of the population is Muslim and there are only about 35 evangelical churches in the entire country (operationworld.org).
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