Please join us in prayer for the people of Croatia. We received the following report this week from Željko Mraz, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Croatia (BUC).
"A devastating earthquake of 6.2 on the Richter scale hit central Croatia on December 29, with the epicenter 47 kilometers southeast of Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, which is still recovering from the earthquake that struck in March.
Seven Baptist churches are located in the area most affected by this earthquake. To our knowledge, none of the believers were injured, but almost all have great damage to their houses and apartments. Some had to move out temporarily, and some have moved their children to relatives and friends elsewhere. The church building was damaged in Sisak, while in the ruined city of Petrinja – where the epicenter of the earthquake itself was – the church building miraculously remained intact. Brothers and sisters from all over the country are reporting to the BUC office or directly to the affected to offer them accommodation or other assistance.
When it is most difficult, people in Croatia know how to unite and selflessly help each other, but it will hardly be possible to do all this alone. We will let you know soon how you can still help us in practical ways, but now above all else we need the prayers of brothers and sisters."