|IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE that I've been in the States for over a week now. So far I've been in the Pacific Northwest and have had a truly wonderful time! I spoke at Christian Life Center in Yakima, WA, at Living Faith Church in Hermiston, OR and at Highway Tabernacle in Kennewick, WA. The message God has placed on my heart has been well received, and it's wonderful to be able to share about the great things God is doing in Croatia. But it hasn't been all work. I have had time for some recreation as well. My first week was spent with my father-in-law, Dean Hackett. We spent some time fishing and enjoying my niece and nephews. |
I will be spending this week in Pennsylvania where I will minister on July 7th at Light of the World Church in Stroudsburg, and July 9 that Gateway House of Prayer in Efrata.
From them I travel to Birmingham, Alabama where I will minister at Christian Life Fellowship on July 14th; and then I move on to Texas, where I will be in both the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston areas. I will be speaking at City Church International in Dallas on July 21st, at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship in Dallas on July 24th, at Impact Church in The Woodlands on July 28th, at Redline Church in Texas City on July 31st, and at Hitchcock Foursquare Church in Hitchcock on August 4th.
I have a cell phone with me, if you would like to contact me for any reason. You can reach me at 360-561-9428. If you live near any of these churches, I hope to see you!
SUMMERTIME IS USUALLY A TIME is tourist season for Croatia. Home folks on the inland head for the Sea while those from neighboring, or even far away countries visit Zagreb - the Capitol city of Croatia. We decided to change things up a bit over the summer. In July and August we are hosting what we call "Summer Scene". One Sunday each month we will show an evangelistic film: Facing the Giants and Fireproof. Both of these films are packed with a powerful message that is so relevant to our culture today. We pray that the message will have great impact, and bring forth abundant fruit to those who hear and receive it.
JULY 1, 2013 MARKS A HISTORIC DAY for Croatia. On July 1st Croatia formally became the 28th state in European Union. This move was met with mixed feelings; some feel this is the hope for Croatia's success as a nation, while others heartily disagree. One thing is for sure, while the European Union upholds a high standard for human and religious rights, our congregation, and others who are members of Croatian Christian Coalition, continue to fight for justice and the privileges we should legally possess according to the Constitution. We still have yet to sign a contract with the Republic of Croatia despite their promises and statements that they support minority groups and wish to see them enjoy their rights and privileges. Croatia has joined the European Union, and yet continues to ignore the judgement against her brought by the European Courts for Human Rights. Please continue to uphold us in prayer as we stand strong in the fight!
WE THANK YOU SO MUCH for your faithfulness to the Lord and His kingdom. Your prayers and support are essential to keeping the ministry in Croatia going.
Mario and Bonnie Ducic