Macedonia is a landlocked state surrounded by Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania. It is one of the poorest of the former Yugoslavia state. There is high unemployment and low standard of living, which has spurred an exodus of young people. The ethnic composition is made up of Albanians, Romani and Turkish communities. In New Testament times, Paul visited Macedonia several times on his missionary journeys. The first European convert was from Macedonia after Paul had a vision about a man from Macedonia. Today, the evangelical population is small and has a stigma of being a cult, but they are growing. The people of Macedonia are responsive to the gospel, and their needs are great. Pray for the people of […]
Greece was the first European country to be evangelized. The Apostle Paul went to Lystra (Turkey) where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman, but his father was a Greek. The brothers at Lystra spoke highly of him. They traveled through the towns, and the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily. Then one night Paul had a vision. A Macedonian man was standing and pleading with him, “Cross over to Macedonia (Greece) and help us!” After he had seen the vision, they immediately made efforts to set out for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to evangelize them. (Acts 16) In Acts 17, we have a record of Paul’s famous sermon at the Aereopagus in Athens […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.