We live in a fallen world. And everyone needs Jesus to save them from their sin and shame.
Live Global received some sad news from Zijah and Lorena in Bosnia. They lead the Caring for Refugees project and these updates on the refugee situation in their neighbor country hit close to home for them and their church.
Refugees Abused in Serbia
Zijah and Lorena got word that in some areas of Serbia, a country that neighbors Bosnia, refugees are experiencing abuse at the hand of criminals. Local criminals are forcing refugees to work for them, beating and abusing them in many ways.
A church in Serbia is working to expose the mistreatment to the authorities and push them to act on it.
Teenagers Without Water
Zijah and Lorena recently visited a different area of Serbia with members from their church in Bosnia.
Most of the refugees there are teenagers—practically still kids—blocked by the government and other factors with nowhere to go. In these places, the teenagers are sharing only a few mobile toilets and they are often going without water. People are sick and desperate.
Ministry Opportunities Available
Both the church Zijah and Lorena attend and a different church in Serbia will be ministering to the hurting souls in this situation with outreaches and relief trips. Praise the Lord that He sovereignly places believers in the places and relationships where He desires to work.
Hope in Christ
As John Piper says, “Christians care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering.” There is hope in Christ for these refugees. Let’s pray that Zijah, Lorena, their church, and the church in Serbia are able to share the gospel with the refugees and that their eyes may be opened to the truth of God’s Word and their need for a Savior. Let’s pray these Serbian refugees find hope physically, but most of all, eternally.