This summer in August we held a mini DTS, to help young people grow in their Identity and draw closer to God as well as to discover their gifting and direction in life. A group of international students came from Croatia and Romania and joined us here in Užice.

It was a wonderful month of learning and full of fun, adventures and activities in the city. During their time here we organized several English clubs, with interesting topics and games. It was a joy to see local young people begin to use English more and correctly.

One fun activity was when we held a face painting event on the main square of Užice. This was a particularly interactive time with many faces, arms, legs, feet and hands painted with everything from simply hearts, to intricate designs of birds and butterflies. By the end of the evening, the children coming to be painted were doing the painting themselves on other children and the international students! It was wonderful to spend time with the kids and It was certainly an entertaining event!

Ana, one of our students from Croatia, organized a poetry evening in the local Tea House which was a great evening. Included were poems read from contemporary Serbian poets, poems written for the evening especially, and poems written and read that very evening after being inspired by listening! Three different languages read in… Serbian, English and Romanian.

Other adventures included hikes around Stari Grad (the old city), up to the Cross above the city to see all of Užice. We pray God’s blessings on this city and nation!

The international students also visited Gostilje waterfall, and Zlatibor several times to shop in the open market, walk around the city, and all together enjoy the beauty of Serbia 🙂

Please check out the photo gallery on our website to see pictures from this time in Užice and surrounding area.

-YWAM Uzice, Serbia