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Natasha fights for peace

Natasha points to some words on the street: “Now is the time to make your dreams come true!” I walk with her along the Drava River in Osijek. “Look! We put this kind of phrases here to give depressed young people a little courage. There is so much despair! The aftermath of the Yugoslavian war…

By Janneke May 23, 2019 Off

How a beggar became a pastors wife

How a beggar became a pastor’s wife It was Summer 2013, and our family visited the little church in Darda for the first time. We met the Nicolić family: Đeno, Biljana, and their four children. Đeno led the service, and Julianna, our translator, whispered: “This is remarkable. He is here just for a few months…

By Janneke April 16, 2019 Off

The religious map of Croatia

In the heart of the square of Osijek is an angular bronze statue. A big, heavy man points to the ground while he gazes with a stern look to the horizon. This country, this land, is Croatia. Only God and the Croats themselves make out what is happening here! These are the words on the…

By Janneke February 28, 2019 Off