Well, things are going really well right now in Banja Luka. I was thinking about this time last year Ljilja and I were praying and seeking the Lord for the following: For a way to get to know young people and to widen our circle of friends, for a specific project to help people in the city which would be more developmental than our current project. And then in February we started praying for a bigger and better place for the Fellowship to meet in as the place we were in was in really bad condition.
Anyway - in the last year, we have joined forces with EUS/IFES (or the local chapter of InterVarsity) and run the "Film nights" and got to know a whole lot of people, many of whom are coming to Alpha right now. In May our Landlord changed and completely fixed up the building - and we now have the whole building - so we now have a bigger and MUCH better place without even having to move!
And this past week we found out that our project proposal has been approved. This
means we will be able to help 30 families in need with humanitarian aid and business training. 3 families will be chosen in the first year to get micro-credit to start a small business. And another 2 in the next year. They will then pay into a revolving fund so that we will eventually be able to help even more people. Anyway - it means that God has also blessed us in answering our prayers from last year!
So, I am very encouraged... God is able!!