The McCollum Family
Volume 2 Issue 5
PRAISE & PETITION
“I think he’s very, very close!”
That’s what Brenda said to me on Mother’s
• Language progress.
Day. Our church here in Dubrava, a
• Faithful partners.
section of Zagreb, Croatia,
feeling excitement given by the Holy Spirit
• Good health.
because Zdenka, a new Sister in Christ, had been
• Growing friendships.
church. A few weeks later we learned from
one of the elders of the church that indeed it was on Mother’s Day that Zdenka’s
• For more people in
husband, Mladen, accepted Christ as his savior! Praise God! He is using this church
Croatia to give their selves
to bring souls into His Kingdom.
Unfortunately, there are not enough churches in Croatia who believe in and
• The kids need friends on
preach the Bible. Zdenka, Mladen and their family, along with several others, drive
our side of town.
from other towns because ours is the closest church. One such town is Dugo Selo.
• Pray for the U.S. economy
It is about twelve miles from Zagreb and has a population of about fifteen
to improve. It will help our
thousand people. Of those, there are known to be abut fifteen followers of Christ.
partners and strengthen
There is no Bible preaching church.
Our church in Dubrava is currently praying about Dugo Selo. We are looking to God to know if that is where he wants our congregation to start a new church.
• Endurance for all of us in
Recently, I had the joy of going on a vision trip to see and pray about Dugo Selo.
this foreign land.
Perhaps Dugo Selo will • We need boldness to use
be one of the next
our language skills as they
Croatia for Christ!
• Ask that our families in the U.S. would be encouraged as we approach one year away. • Salvation for many here!
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