Sarajevo Baptist Church, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, hosted a team of skaters from Youth with a Mission’s (YWAM) Discipleship Training School. The ‘Calling All Skaters’ team stayed for the whole month of June at the Kairos Centre, our church base in Sarajevo.
Following some ministry preparation sessions, the team of skaters began to reach out to skaters in the city. The team worshiped together in our church services also inviting new-made friends to the church. This group of young people have been totally unreached so far. Usually people do not like them much and they are not generally accepted by society.
Part of the team’s mission included the rebuilding of part of the skating park, just opposite the largest shopping mall in Sarajevo city centre. Several young men came to know Christ as their personal Saviour through this ministry. As a result, our church has been very excited and thrilled to hear the testimonies from their ministry. One young man from Sarajevo who had been befriended talked about his bouts of depression. He became interested in the message of Jesus Christ and as the conversation continued he finally agreed to pray ‘the sinner’s prayer’.
On one of the Sundays we had a special Sunday service with the skater guests outside the church building with BBQ lunch. Natan Dobutovic performed a special song using a traditional stringed tamburica. The YWAM skate team are planning to return to Sarajevo next summer for more outreach.