Church Life, Leadership, and Planting
When did you trust Christ?
I made a decision to follow Christ in 1992, when I was a teenager. I come from an Orthodox background, but my family was atheistic. My sister became a believer after she met evangelical Christians, and she shared her faith with me. After some time, I prayed to receive Christ as my Lord and Savior.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
When I was a teenager and young Christian, my parents were against my going to an evangelical church, and my sister and I almost had to leave home due to our beliefs. The rest of my family are still unbelievers, but we are still family. My church family and co-workers at IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) were a great encouragement to me, and I learned much through their discipleship and Bible studies. Personal friendships with mature Christians have also helped me grow in my own walk with Christ.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I would like to attend the Forum again because I can receive personal encouragement as a leader, further development and mentoring, and be able to access the latest resources. Most of all, to get to know God more!
What is your ministry?
I lead a Bible study group for women in business. My husband and I also lead a small group in another town in order to equip local Christians to do the same. For the past two years I have done some medical mission work inn my town. I am a board member of Serbian Christian Medical Fellowship. I am also a speaker and a doctor at one of the Scripture Union camps in my country. I am currently mentoring two women leaders and I hope they grow to be effective leaders. I am also a general physician.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I want to learn more about being an effective evangelist among intellectuals. Investing in local believers is worthwhile because of the ministry accomplishments that their support would make possible. For us, these believers are all full-time physicians, as well as volunteers in ministry.