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Victors Baptist Church

Well we had our first service at the Victors Baptist Church on Sunday morning and God was very good to allow us to have 20 in attendance. It was about 90 degrees inside our little building but that didn't hinder us from having a good first service.

We had 9 people come from Cakovec and 11 from Varazdin so we were really glad about it. We won't have our official opening day until the middle of September because we are waiting on a shipment of chairs from the states. At the moment we are having to borrow chairs from the church in Cakovec twice a week so we will have some place to sit. It's a bit of a hassle to have to do this but it's what we have and we're thankful.

Our storefront isn't the most lovely but with the new sign in place it feels much more like home. We still have quite a bit of work inside and doing it as our finances allow. The building itself only fits about 32 people so hopefully we'll be outgrowing it soon. We have paid a full year in advance (actually our homechurch in Arlington, TX paid most of it and two dear brothers there paid another $1000) so we are paid up for a year and after that we're hoping we'll have to more for lack of space.
Please pray for Victors Baptist Church in Croatia and that Jesus will be lifted up, men and women would be saved, and Varazdin would be turned to Christ.

We are also in desperate need of some sort of heating for this building since winter will be coming soon and the building doesn't have gas. We'll need to purchase some type of heater for this 50 sq. meter building before our winter hits. Winter in Croatia is long and very cold, often dropping down to -15.

One more thing; pray for our missionary partners the Holcomb family who are currently on deputation. Pray that they will raise their support quickly, be safe while traveling and win folks to Jesus Christ along the way.

Thanks in advance for your prayers.

28 comments:

  1. I have been reading your blog and all the exciting things God is doing and how God is using you and your family to reach those who are lost. I am so glad your first service went well and you will be in our prayers!

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  2. Your church looks beautiful! That first service must have been exciting, I'm glad it went well.

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  3. Praying for ya'lls services and all your needs.
    Pat
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/PatsPlace/

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  4. Wow Tori! What a blessing to hear and see all the wonderful things the Lord is doing there in Croatia! May the Lord continue to bless the work y'all are doing! : )

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  5. I enjoy reading your blog. So glad your first service went well.

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  6. It is exciting to see the work the Lord is using you to build in Croatia. The pulpit looks good. You and your husband have done a good job getting the building ready for your first services. I will continue praying for you, your family and the new church.

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  7. Your church is very nice Tori. I could send you lots of chairs from my church. Our building is very large and congregation small.Ours used to be a Scottish Baptist

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  8. I'm so glad your first service went so well! And the building looks great! (o:

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  9. Mabrook! It's looks terrific. Hopefully you'll be moving well before the year's up. ;)

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  10. Praise the Lord! How wonderful it is to read your good news of telling the Good News.

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  11. I will pray for this precious church.

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  12. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

    What an exciting day for us all!

    Praise the LORD.

    We are praying for you.

    God save Croatia.

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  13. Everything looks great! I'm so glad your first "unofficial" service went well! This is exciting stuff!!

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  14. How Exciting! It looks like you had a great service...even if it was a warm one. I'll be praying that you are able to get the heating you need before winter comes. ~Grace

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  15. How exciting. Your church looks lovely.

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  16. Rejoicing with you! :)

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  17. Oh, Tori, What a great blessing. I love the name of your church, the pulpit, those leading it, the people that came, the building, especially what is being taught there and from the place it is being taught, the KJV Bible. My prayers are with you and my cup runneth over just being able to see this great working of God. connie from texas

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  18. It is a blessing reading how the church is coming along. I'll pray for your needs and for the Holcomb Family.

    ~Kristi

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  19. Your little church is beautiful. I'll pray for souls to be saved.

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  20. Tori,
    This is so exciting to see God's work there in Croatia! I think the Holcombs will be coming to our church!!! My dh saw him at CC Southwest graduation. Neat!

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  21. We are very excited with you. Everything looks fantastic! Praise the Lord!

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  22. I'm so excited for you :-) God bless your ministry!!! Praise the Lord \o/

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  23. You have put a lot of hard work into this church and I'm so glad your first service went well. Praying for you and your work for the Lord.

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  24. How great Tori! I love the podium you all made too :D. Praying for the needs you all have for your church~I know the Lord will supply, and as for the storefront of the building all you need are some big pots with flowers in it~:D I know how you love flowers.

    Have a wonderful weekend
    ~Amy

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  25. I have given you an award. Come see!

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  26. Praise the Lord for your first service having 20!! Amen!! I am praying for you all, and the church. I will be praying for the Holcombs too!! You are doing a wonderful job for the Lord!

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  27. What a blessing to read about what the Lord is doing in Croatia.
    Praying for y'all and the ministry you're serving Him in.

    ~ Christina

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  28. Praise the Lord the 20 in attendence..
    and for the wonderful service...

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