We, located as a church in the heart of Serbia, are reaching out to the cities of south/west Serbia. Every week we visit several cities, like Kruševac, Kraljevo, Čačak, Užice and recently Novi Pazar. We evangelize and disciple on the streets or gather together in houses. We use the tools of Disciple Making Movement(DMM). These are available through Ywam Frontier Missions or another movement who works with it is called “No place left”. Most of the time when we visit a city for the first time we try to find first a (wo)man of peace and do a lot of praying / prayerwalking.
Sharing the gospel on the streets through the 3 circles, doing the commands of Christ through the stories of hope, praying for people etc. So we as an Outreach team from Kragujevac are really enjoying to do this during the week. But then suddenly something happened. The spread of Covid-19 all over the world. We first hoped that it would not come to Serbia, but then we suddenly had a lot of Serbs travelling from abroad ( Italy, Germany etc.) and introduced Covid-19 also in Serbia. A lot of restrictions were introduced in our lives and ministry and we could not go on the streets any more to share the gospel. We could even not come together anymore as a church. We all were very sad, disappointed and frustrated. The work was slowly progressing until then and suddenly everything stopped. We started praying what was next and then we started the website www.isusmesija.com
The first weeks we had an amazing response and we were gladly surprised. Wow, this was a bit overwhelming. A responding team was quickly formed. In the beginning of the Corona crisis all our communication was online. Soon the first training was given through Zoom. The ywam team from Užice was part of that too. After a couple of months when some of the restrictions were partly lifted, we started to visit the people, we already had communicated with online. We continue to build up the relationships and discipleship “life”. Wow. What an amazing evangelistic tool. As satan tried to stop our mission work and use this covid -19 for evil, God turned it into an opportunity to see the gospel shared through the web in an amazing way. The multiplication goes faster and beyond the region we were firstly focused on. God is a miracle maker.
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Chris Klop is originally from Holland and has worked with YWAM in Constanta, Užice and is now based in Kragujevac, Serbia. He is married to Mirjam and they have 2 daughters, Nadia and Alissa. One of Chris’ big passions is evangelism and he is currently involved in that in Kragujevac and around Central and Western Serbia.