Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Team Bosnia-Day 6
It is hard for me to believe that we have reached the halfway point of our trip. Usually I would say that it has gone by so quickly, but this time I truly feel the opposite. I feel that our days have felt so full and so significant that I am amazed we still have 6 full days to spend here. Awesome!
This morning, our group split into three teams and prayer walked through the heart of the city. We met up again at the Holiday Inn, which was the international and press headquarters during the war. Lunch was spent at a little fast food spot run by friends of Todd and Karen Denius. Todd and Karen are Alliance workers, and they have reached out to this couple from their apartment building. Pray that these friends would continue towards Christ!
After lunch, we went up the Avaz Tower, the tallest building in the Balkans (see picture). We rode the elevators 35 floors up where we then spent some time praying over the city from above. The symbol of this building is the dragon, as shown on their floor tile which heads this entry. What is strange to me is that the city of Sarajevo when viewed from the air is laid out in roughly the same shape as this dragon. What is more, the Avaz Tower is the central communication (radio, tv, etc) company in all of Sarajevo. Add to all of this that the tower itself is located at the heart of the dragon on a map, and it seems like a spiritually significant place. Darkness has had a grip on this city, but we are proclaiming that Light has come and Jesus is Lord in this city.
Would you join us in that prayer?
Please continue to pray for Caleb- he still feeling under the weather. We need him back!
Tomorrow, we have been asked to head up the small group time for the Malta church. They have three small groups that will meet together for a message and discussion. Pastor Sasa is out of town and asked me to bring a message and for Caleb to lead some music. I think this is pretty great progression- we have gone from hardly knowing Sasa to being left in charge when he leaves! God's favor, my friends! Pray for continued effective ministry with this church.
Finally, blogs are meant to be interactive by nature. They are intended to invite feedback, questions, interaction, and encouragement. From our web traffic, I know many of you are checking in. THANKS! But no one wants to comment...so, I will bring home a Bosnia souvenier for the first five people who post a reply to this blog. (And you must post more than "Praying!") Leave at least one complete sentence and the goodies are yours.