Potential Conflict in Bosnia

According to Christian Schmidt, the international high representative in Bosnia, the nation is in turmoil and a real possibility exists that it will fracture. The Serb separatists want to recreate their own army, which would split the national force. There is a presence of international forces that have remained in Bosnia due to the Bosnian War, which ended in 1995. Should the Serbs withdraw their men from the national army, Schmidt warns that more international forces would be required within the country to prevent a descent into conflict.

During the Bosnian War in 1992-1995, it is estimated that 100,000 people were killed. The Bosnian genocide, which targeted Muslim men, killed over 8,000 in 3 just days. Should Bosnia again split in warring factions, many other people will die without a relationship with God. While religions such as Roman Catholicism and Islam thrive and create conflict, only .1% of the population are evangelical Christian. There is a great need for missionaries to take the message of the Prince of Peace to this nation so split by religious differences. Please pray for the tension to cease in Bosnia and for Christians there to be actively spreading the Gospel.

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Bethany is currently on deputation to go to London and intern with the Snodes.

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