Our Treasure in Jesus
God, we love you! As your Church, help us do what it takes to let the people of Bosnia grasp the Good News that Jesus taught that for God, those who have died are alive! (Matthew 22:32)
Testimonies from Around the World
This year, we are highlighting real stories from around the Muslim world. Pray that God’s kingdom comes in Bosnia and all around the globe!
Since I was a child, I respected Islam, prayed, read the Quran and the Hadith, and watched Islamic TV programs. As I prayed, I would cry out and ask God to draw me closer to him. As I grew, I began to have problems with my family. When I shared my opinion, it seemed like they just wanted to argue with me. Finally, I left home to go and live with my sister.
One night as I cried myself to sleep, I had a vision of a man. I could not see his face because it was light. I could not stand and fell to the ground. In the dream, I was young and small and was wearing a crown. He put his hand on me and said, “You are mine. Don’t fear.” I tried to find an explanation for this dream. Someone told me I had seen the Messiah. I didn’t know anything about Christianity but began to search.
One day I posted on Facebook, “My only hope is that God will accept me.” A Christian wrote me and told me about God’s love for me and sent me verses from the Bible. Inwardly, I struggled between what I had always believed and the new truth I was learning. I finally decided to follow Jesus. I shared with my family, and my brother, sister, and niece also accepted Jesus. Pray that we will start a church in our home and that we will boldly tell others of God’s love.
“and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:47 ESV).
Lord Jesus, impart your passion for your own glory among the nations to your followers in Bosnia that they would be filled with wonder and expectation at the seeming impossibility of seeing repentance for the forgiveness of sins proclaimed in your name to all nations. Give your followers in Bosnia a burning passion for the great commission and your global mission, even as they grow in boldness within their own borders.
Bosnia is a mountainous country, with peaks and valleys characterizing the landscape, and the city of Bugojno is no exception to this. The imagery of mountains is used throughout the Bible in reference to both good and difficult times. Would believers in Bugojno look at their surroundings and remember God’s promises to them!
As you look at this image, how does God lead you to pray over the city of Bugojno?
Put legs to your prayers. –Ray Comfort
How does this quote inspire you to pray for Bosniaks? For yourself?