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MMB Macedonia 4

Macedonian Mission to the Balkans

Macedonian Mission to the Balkans (MMB) plants and grows churches in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Founded in the early 1990’s by young national Christians who trained for ministry within the region, MMB has become the country’s established evangelical Church.

Rev. Mirce Andreev (President, MMB/Evangelical Church of Macedonia, pictured left with a Red Cross representative during instability in northern Macedonia some years ago) spoke at churches and venues in the UK in February-March 2014.  This was an opportunity to update friends and supporters new and old of the news of God's work in this corner of the southern Balkans. 
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Macedonia
MMB is at work throughout Macedonia

Today, from a parent church and headquarters in Skopje, a network of churches, ministry and humanitarian projects extend throughout Macedonia. MMB is now also working towards opening the country’s first evangelical Bible college, housed in a purpose-built complex in Kumanovo which was opened in Summer 2013. 

MMB's growing ministry among the Roma (Gypsy) population crosses ancient and deep cultural boundaries and is an outstanding testimony to the change Christ brings. Among major breakthroughs, a new church served by a Roma pastor has been started in the city of Bitola.

MMB’s ministry crosses borders into neighbouring regions of the southern Balkans including Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, bridging ethnic divides that still run deep in a region at war little more than a decade ago.

A relief branch of MMB – founded under the name AGAPE during the 1999 war in neighbouring Kosovo – proved key to significant church growth in Macedonia. 

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Youth work in village
Youth work in village

As churches provided shelter for refugees, and organised distribution of food and medical supplies, people became increasingly receptive to the gospel.

MMB faces the positive challenges of growth, as they serve a society in need for reconciliation, and people with a hunger for spiritual truth in days of economic and political uncertainty.

In many places, they need to accommodate growing congregations when existing church buildings are full to overflowing, and inadequate for ministry needs.

Watch 'The Walk That Changed Lives' - Macedonia video (Youtube)

PRAYER NEWS & LETTERS

January 2014 - Pray for Pastor Goran Iliev and his church in the Macedonian town of Negotino. Their Christmas service and activities were well attended and they were blessed with lots of children participating. Pray for the students taking part in the English classes run by the team at the church.  

(Click on the link to read some past prayer letter from this ministry partner)

Macedonian Mission to the Balkans - Winter 2012 (PDF)

Macedonian Mission to the Balkans - June 2012 (PDF)

Macedonian Mission to the Balkans - November 2011 (PDF)

Macedonian Mission to the Balkans - March 2011 (PDF)

PROJECTS

Puppet show outreach (opens Gift of Hope site in new window)