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Christ Provides Hope for Those 'Living in a Graveyard of Hope!'

boy with flour
This boy proudly carries his family's flour provided by Shining Light Ministries

Ljiljana and I have just returned from the best missions trip we've ever had in the Balkans, specifically in Serbia. Thanks to divine anointing, provision and protection and thanks to your prayers and your support God enabled us to touch thousands of people with the love of God and the message of truth, which was received into many hearts. We ministered and distributed humanitarian aid in Belgrade, Pancevo, Zemun and Kacarevo.

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One of the precious children who received free bread

While ministering on the Balkans quite a few people came to know the Lord. Praise God, for those new names that have been written in the book of life in glory. We were also able to distribute humanitarian aid in the form of food and New Testaments to almost five hundred families. In addition we distributed over 150 packages for orphaned and needy children containing personal hygiene and school items together with some candies, toys and balloons, and over 20 packages for newly born babies.

This was an expression of divine love that you shared with these needy people through Shining Light Ministries. We thank you for your prayers and for your support. It has been a privilege to go to these suffering people many of whom are refugees and desperately needy. We would not have been able to do what we did without divine help and your financial assistance.

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These girls from a shantytown outside of Belgrade gladly accepted a special gift bag

It was special to see joy on the faces of these people, especially the children, and to know the difference that the love of God and the message of God made in their lives. The Belgrade newspaper "BLIC" published an article this year titled: "Serbia - a Graveyard of Hopes" indicating that many people have lost hope in life and in their country. As a result, many are losing their sense of purpose, with some committing suicide, particularly younger people and the older generation. However, with our visit we were able to provide hope in Christ to many people. Thank you for your partnership and your prayers. We praise God and we lift His name up.