Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 6- Mostar and Sarajevo

Thanks for your continued prayers for our team and for the people of Bosnia! We are nearing the halfway point of our trip, and we are all doing very well. We can feel the strength of your prayers on our behalf!                                  Here's an update from the gals in Sarajevo about their day on Tuesday: Today we had the opportunity to visit with some inspiring women. First  we met with Tanya, who has an amazing story of redemption from drug addiction and crime. She works at Celebrate Recovery, where many addicts and their families have seen their lives changed by Jesus.

We also had the privilege of visiting Asima, a 67-years-young Sarajevan woman. (She was featured in a video shown by the Eikosts last winter at EHA.) it was such a blessing to hear her remarkable story. She served us our first genuine Turkish coffee! She makes beautiful handcrafted items, and we pretty much cleaned out her jewelry inventory. Some of it will be available for our EHA family to purchase when we get back (if we don't decide to buy the rest ourselves).

Back in Mostar, Wednesday was another full day of class. Today, we walked through the history of sanctification in the church, and the different streams, or faith traditions, that have developed over time. I believe it was helpful for the Bosnian students to see both where their church tradition has come from, and how much they can learn from other traditions within Christianity.
After class, the gals came over from Sarajevo and we had time together as a team. We walked the beautiful cobblestone streets of Mostar and took many pictures of the famous "Stari Most", a walking bridge dividing the town. Following this, we had dinner with the Bosnian students at the Shady's home. This was a great time of story-telling and laughter- a good time for everyone to interact outside the classroom. In one picture, you will also see Zeljko, the cameraman fro Izvor. He came with the other half of our team to help shoot a video for our trip. Lord willing, you will see this video if you are at EHA this weekend.
Continue to pray for good interaction with the students, and for opportunities to encourage other believers after class hours. Pray for the gals in Sarajevo as they work at Izvor and do English one-on-one session.
Until tomorrow-
Team Bosnia 2012

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