Serbia

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Ministry Description

Word of Life spread from Hungary to Serbia in 2005 with great passion to see Serbian youth saved and discipled. Some of Word of Life Hungary staff members together with Bible Institute students started the first summer camp with more than 100 kids ready to hear the Gospel. Camp has been held in Serbia each summer then. In February 2012, Word of Life Serbia was officially incorporated as a independent organization. Darko Vika serves as the coordinator of the growing ministry. The ministry includes four weeks of summer camp and evangelistic events in churches, schools, and hospitals.


Country Description

Serbia is an Eastern European nation approximately the size of North Carolina. It is located on the Balkan Peninsula in South East Europe, west of Greece and Turkey. It is one of the republics of the former Yugoslavia. For more than 50 years it was under communist regime but became democracy in 2001.
The country faces high rates of poverty, corruption, divorce, and unemployment. Alcohol and drug abuse add to a sense of hopelessness among the youth.
The opportunity for ministry is great in school and on the streets as Serbians are open to hear, discuss, and receive the Gospel. The state church is Russian Orthodox Church, which claims 60% of Serbians. Muslims (10%), Catholics (10%) and Protestants (5%) are also present. Less that 0.1% of Serbians claim to be born-again Christians. Serbia has the lowest number of Christian missionaries among European nations. The official language is Serbian, but the majority of people, particularly youth, speak some English.


Contact Information

Darko and Elizabeth Vika

Address:
7. Jula 9
24400 Senta
SERBIA

Phone:
+381 63 599 079
+381 69 444 21 20

Email:
vika6.wol.serbia@gmail.com


Our Missionaries

Delcena Lambdin

Toni & Dubravka Urumov

Darko & Elizabeth Vika

Marija Vika

Short-Term Missions

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Serbia Camp Scholarship Project (06604C)
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Stories

Why We Do Camps!

Many first time campers who attended and made decisions last year with camp scholarships, returned this year! I was so happy to see Christian return to camp! Last year, he would come to English class and immediately say, “Teacher, I’m bored.” Yes! He said this in perfect English which he learned ... read more

I know Who Jesus Is

Kraljevo city is located in the heart of Serbia with 400,000 citizens. There is no Bible preaching church in Kraljevo, just a number of believers that share the gospel there. Around Kraljevo, there are many Russian Orthodox monasteries and a multitude of people that are looking for God's help for ... read more

Gospel Seeds Bearing Fruit

Ivanka, who is 12, attended our camp last summer as well as this summer. But this year was different. She completely understood the Gospel for the first time and surrendered her life to the Savior.
Here are her words: "My black heart was full of sins. That's why I asked Jesus to come into my ... read more

Salvation Brings Joy at Gypsy Teen Camp

Gypsy teen camp was hosted in the southern area of Serbia on the last week of April. Since it is a predominately Muslim area, we prayed that the Lord would lead us and protect us while we were running the camp and openly presenting the Gospel. We expected up to 60 teens but over 80 came!
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One life changed at a time

Lydia is a ten years old girl. She lives with her mom. Their financial situation is very bleak. Her mom can hardly find enough work to feed them both.

Last summer we organized children summer Bible club for the first time in our town. The Lord allowed us the opportunity to have a camp... read more


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