Day 12 – June 6, 2023

This last blog started with a grand breakfast at the BNB. We made it to the airport on time but our first flight was already delayed and left us only 35 minutes transfer in Amsterdam. That didn’t matter anyway because the second flight was delayed by almost 2 hours because a gentleman’s oxygen tank wouldn’t […]

Day 11 – June 5, 2023

Today and tomorrow are travel days, we said goodbye to Rijeka and made our way back towards Marco Polo Airport in Venice for tomorrow’s flight. The sky finally showered big fat drops on us all day, which made the drive slower. We still had time to visit Miramare Castle in Trieste along the way. It […]

Day 10 – June 4, 2023

Everyone (who was awake) greeted us warmly at Krista Kralja. Scott gave a welcome from Risen Life to the congregation, and was invited to preach a message from Isaiah 40. Share the gospel, leave idols, and hope in God alone. At the end of service, the church prayed for newly baptized Danijel and gave him […]

Day 9 – June 3, 2023

We got home from the concert a little late today. The day started with home improvement drilling by the neighbors.  Followed by a mini conference on the regional Gideons International at the Baptist Church of Rijeka. When the Iron Curtain fell and the civil war ended in the late 1990s, GI expanded into the Balkans. […]

Day 8 – June 2, 2023

Picked up Igor this morning to pass out tracts and new testaments at the Korzo. It was really busy there because there were end-of-year school booths to connect with the kids. We didn’t have many takers, but Igor believed that our presence helped remind people there’s still a Christian church nearby. After a traditional lunch […]

Day 7 – June 1, 2023

Ivan picked us up this morning to go cheer Mile on at the contest. Dom Turnić Psychiatric Hospital helped patients readjust back into society and hosted many events including this competition. There were 34 excited contestants of varying talents. If someone was struggling, the accompanist would gently guide them to the right spot. But pretty […]

Day 6 – May 31, 2023

Today was a tour of northern towns near Rijeka. Lipa was a countryside village that was burned down along with its 200 inhabitants by Germans for sabotage during WWII. The small museum showed German trophy pictures and footage of the aftermath. Remnants of houses remained standing as a memorial. Next was the Postojna Cave, with […]

Day 5 – May 30, 2023

Today we made 2 pans of rice crispies, one US and the other with Croatian Happy Choco Rice cereal and marshmallow. After much ado on conversion because there was no measuring cup at the bnb, we picked up 2 teenagers, Danijel and Filip, at church for the Statehood Day (Independence from Yugoslavia) BBQ, where Danijel […]

Day 4 – May 29, 2023

Picked up Pastor Milan and Mile up from church and headed to Lopača Psychiatric Hospital up in the forested hills. Mile invited friends nearby as well as inside for coffee and snacks. We weren’t exactly welcomed inside the Catholic facility but they couldn’t stop us from visiting outside. Scott gave a short impromptu sermon on […]

Day 3 – May 28, 2023

Today’s sermon was given by guest pastor Mirco Franzini in Italian, live translated into Croatian. We’d discovered later that it was on Jeremiah 20:9, a passion for sharing the gospel that should never be quenched. In attendance were people from Croatia and those who came over the open EU borders. Slovenia, Bosnia, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland […]


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