Who Will Go To The 2 Million in North Macedonia?

Years ago, Paul the Apostle had a vision of a man from Macedonia saying, “Come over…and help us!” Today, the region of Macedonia includes part of six Balkan countries: North Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia, and Kosovo.

North Macedonia is a beautiful country made up of over 2 million people. Most of the people are either ethnic Macedonians, Albanians, Turks, Romani, Serbs, Bosniaks, or Aromanians.

In June 2021, a team from Vision Baptist Missions visited North Macedonia briefly. The country is dominated by the capital city of Skopje, a large city of well over 500,000 people.

The country is quite poor and is less than 1% evangelical. Most of the country identifies as Orthodox (65%) and another 33% are Muslim. We were unable to identify any independent Baptist missionaries who are involved in church-planting in the country.

Other interesting facts about the capital city Skopje:

  • In 1963, 80% of the city was destroyed by a massive earthquake.
  • This city lies at the heart of the Balkans.
  • It is considered the cheapest city in Europe.

Please pray for labourers for this country. Once again the cry is going out from Macedonia, ‘Come over and help us!’

About the author

Travis has been a church planter to the United Kingdom since 2002 and also serves as the Europe Field Director for Vision Baptist Missions.

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