Ljiljana lives in Banja Luka and is in the leadership of the Christian Fellowship church in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She became a believer in 2000 and while completing her studies, she started helping out the church in practical ways, especially with the church’s humanitarian aid work.
In the country there are very few evangelical believers (under 0.1%), so reaching out through humanitarian aid is one way to find people who are seeking God. Ljiljana’s heart is in ministry, focusing on the Banja Luka Christian Fellowship church outreach work with children and young people.
Since 2008, the church has had a sponsorship programme where 80 children and their over 300 siblings are helped with their schooling by sponsors from Finland. Since 2011, the church has been trying to help people more developmentally through the church’s Education Centre. Besides running English and computer courses at the Centre, they also have ‘cultural nights’ with teams from different countries which is a great way to meet and get to know new people. Ljiljana helps with the running of that centre and overseas the sponsorship project.
“I am thankful to God to be able to serve Him in Banja Luka.”