What is your ministry?
I am a pastor in Montenegro. My ministry is to the Roma-Ashkali/Egyptian community in Podgorica, Montenegro. This community predominantly includes the refugee population from Kosovo, but as time goes by it also includes the local, domicile Roma and Ashkali-Egyptians. This community is almost exclusively Muslim and is one of the few Roma groups in Europe that has not had Christian revival. Therefore, it is fair to say that we are among the first established Christian groups in this community.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I want to learn more about the Muslim faith and culture and to better understand the mindset of the Muslims and learn more effective ways to present the Gospel to them.
What is your leadership role?
I am a pastor working among immigrants and refugees. I have been in leadership positions in many Christian projects and initiatives in Montenegro. The most significant ones have been leading humanitarian and social work in the local evangelical church and being the leader of a Christian ministry to Montenegrin politicians.