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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What now Lord???

Since even before Brooks and I arrived to Mostar, we caught ourselves couple of times, asking God to show us what it is He wants us to do? It’s a tough question that’s why sometimes we feel like we don’t see an answer. Still there’s always an answer.

Last night was our first worship meeting and I love to worship. It is probably my favorite time with God.  And during worship God reminded me of a phrase we often use jokingly and that is “judgment free zone”. I thought to myself this is exactly how I feel in worship. There's no judgment, no evil looks just rest and fun time with our daddy. So I shared and encouraged the group to really take the worship nights and to feel free, judgment free zone, just you and God.

Later we talked and said how sometimes we talk with our friends and it’s not always that we want or need them to give us any kind of advice. Sometimes we just want them to listen. After everyone was gone I caught myself again asking God what it is you want from me from Brooks and I? Well I didn’t get an answer, at least not as an audible voice of God or a vision, or even a dove landing on my shoulders. It was more like a realization or revelation: FRIEND.

I strongly feel, in these next few months here we are to be friends. To listen and not necessarily talk back, instead worship. Worship is going to bring us all together, but more importantly closer to Christ. Worship speaks volumes, it crosses barriers, differences, it crosses oceans. So as we gather here to worship join us in prayer and praise. Please feel free to contact us if you have any praise and worship music you love so much you just want to share it with the whole world.

We will take it and sing it over our country, our friends, ourselves

God bless

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Coming home

The day came fast and Brooks, myself and our seven bags were on our way to Mostar!!!! God has blessed our trip here so we were able to visit with our dear friends in TX, we had great flights, all of our bags arrived safely so to you all; thank you for covering us with prayer.

After about 24 hours we were excited to arrive in Mostar. We are still working on getting things situated but all in all, coming home is always good. So far we were able to see lots of our friends as well as lots of missionmostar friends.

Just like it always happens lots has changed here too. Political and economical situation has not improved a lot but we also noticed changes in spiritual situation. Our church family and friends here are still under a lot of attack wheatear it’s from their family, friends or the enemy himself. Some of them are growing weary but still nothing will change their passion and love for God. One of the first things we’ve noticed is the urgency for prayer covering. 

Dear missionmostar we urge you to get on your knees and ask our Daddy how you can pray for Mostar and missions here. From what we see here right now we’ve decided to focus a lot on prayer and reconnecting with our friends. So for this next period we ask you to join us in prayer for MissionMostar, for the youth, the kids, especially those in missionmostar kids club, as well as for Brooks and me (Julijana) too.

Please contact us and we will make sure your prayer list gets longer!

Be patient as we are trying to get situated and get our internet working but we guarantee you will be hearing all about our days here.

God bless

Brooks and Julijana

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Master is in need of it

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to ask people for things? As Brooks and I are getting ready to go back on a mission field we have found ourselves asking around for donations. We’ve visited churches, we wrote multiple letters, we’re constantly online and yet it is still as hard to keep asking for support. Me personally, I always find excuses for other people. Things like , they have their own things to worry about, or they’re really small church, or they’re not into missions . . . the list goes on and on.

But then I get reminded, even as I’m writing just now, there’s no better time then this to get involved into missions. The need to introduce Jesus to the world is not getting any smaller.

Jesus himself asked other people to support him. Remember the story in the Bible when He sent his disciples to ask for support simply saying “the master is in need of it” (Luke 19:30-40)

No explanation necessary! The fields are ripe and the time is now, the master, the kingdom is in need of it!!!!! Please read these verses and see what happens as the result of asking others for support. The master, the kingdom himself rode gloriously into the city and the people praised him.  So really, why does MissionMostar ask for your support? We want to see you play a part in kingdom expansion, we want to see Jesus come into the cities or neighborhoods because of your support. Do you want to be the one who’s “donkey” Jesus rode on into the city?

Yet, after all, I still wish I have the boldness of the disciples to say the kingdom is expanding, the master is coming, and we need your support!!!!!!

Please see how you can get involved with MissionMostar. There are multiple ways for you to show your support, weather it is financially, through prayer or even joining us on a mission trip, or just simply keeping in touch. We just like to see you by our side.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Have an idea????


Is everyone as excited about warmer weather as MissionMostar is? Spring and summer are our favorite time a year. We are so excited to spend this time in Bosnia because it brings everyone out, it brings new kids to the club, gives us more outreach opportunities, and in Bosnia, it is also somewhat of a rainy season.  I want to share with you one of our projects for this spring, which you can also read about in our newsletter mailer.

We will be raising money to purchase about 20 pairs of shoes and 20 umbrellas which we will present to couple of gypsy kids in need of the same.  For many of them, having a pair of brand new shoes is a luxury, much less having an umbrella to go with it.

We feel this will open up the door for all our future projects and outreaches, but mostly give us and you all an opportunity to build relationships and even start projects such as “adopt a child”!

It is so exciting to see God give us all these ideas through you, our families, and other missionary friends, but, what we’re really looking forward also is even more of your input. If you have an idea for a project or an outreach you’d like to see accomplished LET US KNOW! In our few months over in Bosnia we’d like to do one major outreach a month which will then lead up to our summer mission week, where we’re hoping to have some of you join in.

Now you “have an idea” why spring is our favorite time a year. Spring brings everything to life and this is exactly what we want to see happen with MissionMostar in the next couple of months and in the future too.

Please contact us if you’d like to hear more about our projects and how you can get involved!

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