Hope in Serbia

Hope in Serbia
Serbian Baptists, in partnership with volunteers from Romania, International Ministries, Hungarian Baptist Aid, OM and others are providing emergency support for refugees trying to travel through their nation. Many of the refugees are in their 20s and 30s. Some men have left their families behind in refugee camps in Lebanon and Turkey, hoping to reunite with them once they were settled. Others are making the journey with their families, some with infant children, carrying their belongings in backpacks and shopping bags. At the border with Hungary, there have been harrowing scenes water cannon and tear gas being fired at the crowds, prompting some men to cry out in anguish, “What have I done to my family?”  to bring them so far only for them to receive such harsh treatment. The weather is worsening, with fog, rain and cold.  This is causing desperation as refugees have to camp out at the borders. The Evangelical effort to offer compassion continues as much as supplies and volunteers can handle and when the authorities allow them to do so.  They provide clothes, food, hygiene kits and supplies for babies for 3 days for 1000-1500 migrants every day. One volunteer said, “We don’t get a lot of time with the refugees. But we can plant seeds here and demonstrate love as the refugees move through.” Please pray
  • That aid supplies can be found locally or can be imported and that the authorities would not block their distribution.
  • That the team has enough volunteers, in particular to work at night,
  • For the Lord’s provision of hope, strength and finances to keep this work going. There is a specific request for a 9 person van.
  • For the safety and health of the refugees and that the compassion they receive from Christians touches them deeply.
  • For political solutions soon!
If you would like to know more, contact ">Pastor Zoltán Nyúl of the Baptist Mission Centre in Stara Moravica, Serbia.

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