After living in Croatia for more than 22 years, missionary Eric Maroney has witnessed the reluctance of people to believe the truth of the gospel and endured the skepticism toward evangelical churches. Only one Baptist church stands in western Zagreb – an area of 250,000 people – where his team lives and works.
In 2014, when a Brazilian ministry partner pitched the idea of a radio ministry, Maroney saw it as a part of a larger strategy to spread the gospel and connect seekers with local congregations.
“We approached the local radio station, Radio Martin, and they were willing to host us, despite the fact that the station is affiliated with the Catholic church,” explains Maroney. “The first contract was for two 15-minute programs Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Over the years, as we’ve developed a relationship with the station director, we’ve been able to negotiate for lower fees and have moved to a live 45-minute program on Wednesday and Friday evening recorded at the radio station.”
PRAY that more national partners will choose to be a part of sharing the gospel across Croatia.
PRAY that more church plants will result from the radio broadcast ministry.
(EDITOR’S NOTE – This year’s Week of Prayer for International Missions in the Southern Baptist Convention is Nov. 30-Dec. 6, focusing on Revelation 7:9. Gifts to the Lottie Moon offering are received through local Southern Baptist churches or online at IMB.org/lmco, where there are resources to promote the offering. This year’s goal is $175 million.)