Monday, February 9, 2009

Tragedy in Kumanovo - the trial is on March 25th 2009

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, dear friends and those interested,

After waiting to see what will happen, we have received the information that the trial regarding the tragedy that happened in Kumanovo in September, 2007, will happen on March, 25th, 2009. Charges are against pastor Saso Georgievski, Sime Nikolovski, the Evangelical Church as Institution for which the work is done and the architect who was in charge officially.
We need your prayers, so that the Lord's will be done.

Thank you for your love and care.

Marino Mojtic,
Assistent to Mirco Andreev

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Upcoming Events

Dear Friends,

We want you to pray with us for the following events happening in the next few months:

The ALPHA courses in Skopje and Negotino, finishing this month
The Pentecost gathering of all the protestant Churches in Skopje and Macedonia
Days of Hope evangelism in Negotino in May
Albanian Bible School students coming to evangelize in March

Thank you.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Christmas Concert 2008

We are just back from the Christmas concert, where over 600 people attended. It was great. Check out the pictures on the right. More updates soon.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

News from the Kumanovo Situation

Dear brothers and sisters,

Thank you for continuing in prayer. The brother that was in prison for two months was released on Friday until the trial starts. This is a HUGE encouragement for him, his family and all of us. We praise God for this.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Tragedy in Kumanovo - Update 2

Dear brothers and sisters,

Thank you for all your prayers in this difficult time. We believe that they make a difference!

Yesterday, immediately after being released, Pastor Saso together with me and some other brothers visited the families that lost their fathers and husbands in this tragedy. The families received us and accepted our condolences. We visited the construction site as well, where the neighbors cried together with us for what had happened.

Pastor Saso and his families, as well as the family of brother Sime, who is in prison now, are still under great shock. But they have managed to keep their hopes because of their faith in Christ.

Because of the digging that was done to pull out the bodies, there was a lot of damage done not only to the pipes that we were laying, but also to the main pipe for the whole neighborhood. We are trying to find a company to finish this part of the works, but for the last two days, none of the companies we have contacted want to work on a place "that is cursed". Unfortunately this is part of our culture here. We are worried that even if any company accepts the job, they will overcharge us.

Please pray for the leadership of the Evangelical Church, as we consider the vision for this church building. The government allowed us to continue working on the site, but now many people in town point at us as we were criminals.

Finally, pray that God will turn all things for good, even though we are aware that many scars will remain

God bless you

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tragedy in Kumanovo - Update 1

Dear all,

Today was a very long day for all of us. After yesterday's accident, all of us are under great shock.
The funerals of the two workers were held today. The 33 year old Saso Petkovski was buried in Kumanovo, with many from the Evangelical Church attending and the Pastors leading the ceremony. It was sad, but also encouraging to see the what it means to have Christ as Saviour and Lord, as Saso had, and the power and hope that this faith gives.

Pastor Saso Georgievski and brother Sime Nikolovski were under police custody for 30 hours. In the late afternoon today, the judge decided that there were elements of for prosecution. Pastor Saso was let go until trial, while brother Sime will be held under arrest for 30 days until charges are brought up. It is now a criminal matter which will be brought against these two brothers.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Please continue to pray for us.

Tragedy in Kumanovo

Dear brothers and sisters,

There is a great prayer need we want to share with you.

Yesterday in the morning there was a tragedy in the church building site in Kumanovo. There was a land slide while some underground pipes were being laid, and two of the workers were buried over 3 meters under the land. Both of them died. It took more than 3 hours to find the bodies. Their names were Dragisa Angelovski (61) and Saso Petkovski (33). Saso Petkovski was a brother from one of the churches, and has was married and had two very young children.

Because of this, Pastor Saso Georgievski, the pastor of the church in Kumanovo, and Sime Nikolovski, the engineer in charge, who is a brother from one of the baptist churches are still under police custody. They have been under custody for over 20 hours now and are probably going to be charged for the death of the two workers.

The media, TVs and newspapers have been writing about this issue and usually they are not on our side.

The leadership of the Evangelical Church has been involved this whole time, engaged a lawyer and raising finances for the support.

Please pray with us:

For the families of the two workers

For Pastor Saso and brother Sime

For the families of Pastor Saso and brother Sime

For the leadership of the Evangelical Church as decisions are made

God bless you,