Dear Pastors and praying friends,
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. We are honoured to serve God with you here. Here are some things to tell you more about the culture in Bosnia.
- Drinking Coffee: Coffee drinking here is not so much about the beverage as it is about spending time with people and having fellowship. If you are a guest in someone’s home and you drink your coffee fast you are saying that you really don’t want to spend time with them. If you drink your coffee slowly you are saying that you want to spend time with them.
- One of the places people visit in order to get good luck is The Tomb of the Seven Brothers. It is a wall of tombs for seven men who died for their faith. People will walk by and at each opening they will give a little money and pray. After proceeding down the seven openings they go around the building to the right to the street there. Depending what sound they hear first, crying baby, music, etc, they will either receive something good or bad as a result. It is a sad result without Christ.
- We also had a great week of classes this week. This week we did a lot of review over the many things that we have learned over the last eight months. It is a great encouragement to see how much we have learned. There is definitely a lot more we need to learn and our mistakes are still many but things are definitely improving.