|Big Impact in a Small Nation||
|By dstrickland | 8 Apr 2009 ||
Jonatan Vlaisavljevic, director of Teen Challenge in the Republic of Macedonia, uses Living Free to train churches to minister to people who are struggling with life's problems. An impact is being made in this small (population 2.5 million) but important country .
Jonatan and his wife Valentina are gracious people who find favor with those they meet. Valentina is a medical doctor. She and a secretary in the ministry work to translate the Living Free curriculums into the Macedonian language. Jonatan is a respected member of the community and serves on the City Council board of Skopje, the capital city. He recently met with the President and has volunteered to help develop a national Drug Policy. In 2005 Jonatan made presentations for Teen Challenge and Living Free before the European Union Commission. He continues to officially represent the programs outside the country.
Thanks to the work of this dedicated couple, many churches and organizations are now trained with Living Free materials. One of the next events will be to train the Skopje city officials. Lives are being transformed by Christ, and a country is being influenced for the Lord as a result of the ministry of Jonatan and Valentina.