Slovakia is surrounded by Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic. They have gained significant growth and improvements since post-Communism. Slovakia has a strong Christian heritage, but most churches are suffering from low attendance, like many other places in the world.
The Romani, or gypsies, are some of the least-reached and misunderstood people in Slovakia. They have low education and high poverty, yet they are the most responsive people to the gospel in all of Central and Eastern Europe. There have been persistent efforts to reach them, and to overcome the stereotypes and barriers, and it has been encouraging. Jesus came for people just like them – the poor, the marginalized, and all of those in need. Pray that they will continue to be receptive to the message of Jesus Christ, who died for them and all who seek.