Reaching Dina

By Kathy Eikost, serving in Bosnia

Bosnians are very relational.  Friendship building and many cups of coffee are part of the journey from darkness to light through various outreaches designed to minister to the whole person. After several years of reaching out to her family, we are starting to see a young woman named Dina* move along this path. There have been at least six different points of contact with her through ministry outreaches.

Dina’s family, along with many others, receives monthly food boxes through our local church and a partner organization. The boxes are filled with nonperishables, supplementing the family’s own food supply to provide enough to last until the next delivery. This compassionate assistance opens doors to build relationships from appreciative people who may otherwise go without.

Additionally, Dina and her mother participated in the Bosnian Handicraft Project, a microenterprise program that provides income to women who knit and crochet items for resale. Dina’s family also has been visited by a short-term team from a U.S. Alliance church—another relationship-building outreache where Alliance workers were able to encourage and pray for Dina’s family members.

Dina was a guest at a week-long summer camp, where she was able to interact with believers as well as nationals who learned about Jesus’ love for them for the first time. At a women’s outreach, Dina and the other attendees were pampered while they listened to a guest speaker from New Life Fellowship in Saratoga Springs, New York.

When The Source hosted a recent concert, Dina was there. This community center is reaching Sarajevo residents with English language and music classes, as well as community events like the concert, where Dina reconnected with Mark and me, as well as international workers she had met at camp and acquaintances from the church.

Because of these many connections, Dina is increasingly open and more at ease each time we see her. It is amazing to me how God is reaching out to her from so many directions. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.

*Name has been changed

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What You Can Do

Pray that Dina will understand Jesus’ love for her and her need to trust in Him. Also, pray for Alliance workers as they shine the light of Jesus into spiritual darkness through various outreaches in Bosnia.

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