Croatian Radio Missions

Written By Eddie Duke

Our memory verse is Matthew 1:23 –

“See, the Virgin will become pregnant, And give birth to a son, And they will call Him Immanuel, which is translated, ‘God with us.’” 

This week we begin our prayer for missions in the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Week of Prayer.  Our Church goal is $2,000.00.  Today, would you pray for more national partners to be a part of sharing the gospel across Croatia through a radio broadcast twice a week?  

Eric Maroney has lived in Croatia for 22 years.  He has witnessed the reluctance of people to believe the truth of the Gospel and has endured their skepticism toward churches.  Only one Baptist church stands in western Zagreb – an area of 250,000 people – where Eric’s team lives and works. 

Eric is a church planter who serves with his wife, Julie, as they look for new strategies to share the Gospel.  The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering supports their efforts. 

In 2014, he embraced the idea of a radio ministry pitched by a Brazilian ministry partner.  The team now includes nine local partners who serve as speakers, translators, and technical support.  The group fills the airwaves twice a week with a sermon, spiritual songs, interviews with believers, and questions from callers.  Ratings from the show reveal that more than 40,000 people listen to each broadcast.  In a country with only 7,000 Christians, the number of listeners is significant.  

It is amazing to know the work that is being done around the world through our offering of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. 

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