Want to join me for some Nescafe? In Macedonia?
Macedonia or Bust
I am still pinching myself. Was it only two weeks ago that I was in Macedonia watching God’s amazing work through years of prayer unfold before me?
Before I get ahead of myself, let me tell you what had happened at our NBS2go prayer meetings. Our simple prayer and cry to the Lord was “Awaken Hearts around the world.” We had been sensing a new meaning to “GO” but had not been given specific direction to follow.
Last February, Brenda (missionary to Macedonia since 1991) discovered NBS2go on the Internet. This was an answer to prayer to find “simple, transferable and easily translatable” Bible Study resources. She contacted us for permission to translate our materials. She wanted to train her leaders how to use them during their National Women’s Conference. At the end of August, Brenda extended an invitation to attend their conference.
Linda, Debbie and I (of the NBS2go leadership team) had the privilege of going and serving! It was the largest gathering of its kind in the history of Macedonia with 550 women in attendance. People in Macedonia are very relational. Many women came by invitation to experience something different. The Gospel was shared from the first word spoken to the closing prayer by a team of Macedonian women’s leaders. The testimonies, skits, worship and message were built around the theme of “Our God is An Awesome God.”
Our experience was like that of a “fly on the wall” (how often do we wish to be present yet not visible at the same time experience something we can only imagine being a part of). It was truly amazing and surreal! We jumped in and helped to decorate before the conference sharing our ribbon curling skills while listening to piped in English 80’s elevator music. The Lord provided a translator with a lovely British lilt to her voice during the conference sessions. We hugged and encouraged those who have been serving the Lord on the mission
field. We drank Nescafe and listened to stories of changed lives. The Spirit of the Lord was present.
We could see the vision of NBS2go right before us and were grateful to partner with Brenda and her team in Macedonia.
Grateful and full of hope,
Hello, I was wondering where you were in Macedonia. I have a cousin and his wife and family in Skopje, Macedonia. They are with Global Partners.
Just wondering, Carla