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Spotlight: 25 years in Croatia

ZAPRESIC, Croatia — In 1990, this Central European nation conducted its first free elections in more than 50 years. That same year, a Croatian missionary, his Oklahoma-born wife and their three sons began gathering with a small group of friends and neighbors in their home to worship the Lord.

A quarter-century later, that group has grown into the Zapresic Church of Christ. The missionaries, Ivan and Ruth Tesic, and fellow church members constructed a Christian Center — a place to worship and conduct community outreach. 
The church hosts teams from Let’s Start Talking, a ministry that helps non-native speakers improve their English using the Bible. Church members also operate an English Institute and kindergarten programs. The church publishes faith-based books and produces the “Living Word” radio program — recently reformatted to appeal to a younger audience.

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