After World War 2, the Soviets took over Serbia and combined several countries into what was called Yugoslavia. In the 90s, parts of Yugoslavia broke away and the country was reformed as Serbia and Montenegro. Finally, in 2006, Serbia became its own independent country again.
Serbia is completely landlocked and surrounded by the countries of Bosnia, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro, Kosovo and Bulgaria. Sadly, the country is filled with darkness. It is a country that claims to be around 90% Christian, but most of these are Serbian Orthodox or Roman Catholic. Operation World puts the number of evangelicals at less than 2%. Also, 3% of the population are Muslim and that number continues to grow as many refugees spread across Europe.
Serbia is home to one of the largest Orthodox Cathedrals in Europe. Sadly, there is little gospel witness in the country. After suffered under Communism for many years, the doors of Serbia are now open to the gospel. Who will give their lives and take the gospel to Serbia?
Other Facts about Serbia
- Population: 9 million (including Kosovo)
- Capital: Belgrade (1.7 million)
- Language: Serbian
- One of the most famous inventors and brilliant minds of our times, Nicola Tesla, is from Serbia. He was known for his work with electricity as well as many other inventions that were truly ahead of their time.
- If you like raspberries there is a good chance they came from Serbia. Almost 95% of the raspberries consumed by the world come from Serbia!
- Although when people think about clocks they may think of the Swiss, you should think of Serbia. Serbia was making clocks 600 years before the Swiss and continue to produce many beautiful clocks to this day.
- If you like cheese, the world’s most expensive cheese is produced in Serbia.
Will you join us in praying for laborers for Serbia? Will you give your life to take the gospel to the people of Serbia?