As the 5 Cities Initiative was coming to an end, God spoke to the Central European Leadership Team that we should have a new regional initiative. He spoke to us through the story of the small boy offering his 5 loaves and 2 fishes to the Lord who then multiplied it, a child bringing what he had, starting with a little, yet everyone was reached with what they needed.  The twelve baskets show the fruit of multiplication.

The “5” will be locations that already exist as a YWAM location where we feel God is saying its time to see them expand beyond where they are now, the 5 locations are not yet confirmed.  The “2”  will be the counties where we do not yet have a YWAM presence.  All 5 locations will be in the Balkans as we felt God is wanted to put an emphasis on it at this time.

What will it do?

5 Loaves:

Support the 5 through an individual process in each context to define measurable, communicable goals. From these goals, unique projects are developed, Which lead to:

* thriving growth

* transformation of local contexts and beyond

* multiplication of vision, scope, impact, personnel

* invitation for others to engage with in mutual partnerships with these locations

2 fishes: (Slovenia, Montenegro)

Building lasting awareness through

* intercession

* education

* invitation

* strategic initiatives

To establish adoptive partnerships and permanent teams.

We will be sharing more information about this new initiate in the near future.

-Carmelita Clarke