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#January 2022

This year once again children from all over the city gathered in our sanctuary to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and receive their shoe box gift. It was a wonderful, joyous time. Gizmo from CBN’s animated series Super Book made a special appearance which was a huge hit and the squeals of delight caused by the surprises received are always music to one’s ears. However, one thing set this year apart from other years. The young teenage girl who opened the event this year with warm words of welcome to all in attendance had been a recipient of a shoebox gift last year. She had been so touched by the event that she talked her mother into bringing her and her siblings back to church. This girl and her mother both gave their hearts to Christ and the family has been attending our church ever since. God step by step has been moving our church forward into new things, bringing us new people, and giving us new challenges. Please be praying for those who attended that the Spirit of God draws them back and that they give their lives to Christ.

This year we decided to organize a winter camp for our teens over Christmas break. Covid presented us with a problem about a week before the camp when almost all our leaders and one of our cooks either ended up with covid or in self isolation. We considered cancelling but had a feeling like we were to preserver. God had something special planned for those teens. New volunteers jumped in at the last minute to take the places of those not able to come and we were able to go ahead with the camp. Bonnie ended up having to lead the camp since the camp director came down with covid as well, but God was faithful. Several teens were powerfully ministered to and once again we had parents comment on how their teens had experienced a powerful touch of the Lord in their lives. Because of certain comments made by some of the teens at camp, Bonnie decided to begin an online Bible study for teens to encourage them to be consistent in their personal time with the Lord and to grow in him each day step by step. Please be praying for our teens that their passion to serve and know God grows. 


> Bonnie had several teens join her online Bible study.
> We have several new people attending our church membership class.
> God provided us with a buyer for our van and the finances to purchase a new car! He is so faithful!

We would like to express our thanks our supporters for their love and investment in our ministry last year. Through your help and by the grace of God we accomplished a lot in 2021 - from reaching the lost, supporting 3 missionary works (two in Croatia and one in Bosnia), helping those effected by the earthquake in Petrinja, putting on a summer and winter camp to finally purchasing our own church property. Without the generous help of our supporters, we would not be able to continue ministering in 2022. Would you consider being a new ministry partner or continue helping us with either monthly support or a one-time gift in 2022? Support in any form financially and prayer-wise helps the Kingdom of God move forward step by step in Croatia. Please click on the donation button below for more information on how to donate to our ministry. 
May the Lord richly bless each one of you in the new year ahead of us.
Mario & Bonnie Ducic


> For those who attended the Operation Christmas Child event that
they would be drawn to Christ.
> For our youth and the decisions, they made at camp. That they would
continue to grow and seek the Lord.
> For our monthly support in 2022.
Croatian Evangelistic Outreach