Croatia: Looking Forward to the Year Ahead
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Croatia: Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

Update from by Kris Brackett
Theological Biblical Academy
January 9, 2014

We rejoice in the goodness of the Lord as we look forward to the year ahead. Here are some highlights for you to praise the Lord with us for as you continue to pray for TBA.

  • The 2-year-long tax issue concerning the local church building that will be used for TBA classes was finally concluded in 2013 with our payment of a large sum. Since then, we were amazed and thrilled to see how God, through His choice and sacrificial servants and churches, provided for and replaced all the funds that we lost. We hope to be able to finish the renovations necessary to obtain our building and use permits by the middle of the spring.
  • MBHAt the same time that God was working to provide for our building needs, He also abundantly provided for the Theological Biblical Academy’s needs in publishing projects. In fact, the November project featured by The Master’s Academy International was fully funded and we will soon begin the translation of The MacArthur Bible Handbook. Further funding also came in to start working on the translation of Hebrews in the MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series. We are so thankful for your commitment and zeal to enable believers in other parts of the world to have those resources. What a great long term investment for the blessing and benefit of the body of Christ!
  • One of our graduates, Damir, came to us last year with the request that we start teaching classes once a month in his church. We have been making suggestions to pastors along with praying for years that God would open up just such an opportunity. Damir pastors one of the largest Baptist churches in Croatia, which is located near other like-minded churches that have interested candidates. Our first class will start in January with an overview of the New Testament. Currently, 21 people are planning on taking the first class. Please pray that God would use this program to strengthen believers in that region so that they might know Christ more deeply and serve His church more effectively. We would love to see this program reproduced in other regions of Croatia as well.

Thank you for your partnership with us!