Will you help Christians in Eastern Europe become more than conquerors in Christ Jesus?
Have you ever thought about the deceptive strategies Satan is using today to hinder lots of people from discovering God?
Satan is deceptive and charming - like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And, some of the disguises he is using across Eastern Europe are things like the new age movement, mysticism and the occult.
The sad truth is that many people in Eastern Europe today are being lured into searching for peace, hope and comfort in the wrong things. And, the more disturbing truth is that many of them don’t realise that it is Satan, not God who is influencing them!
In Croatia, Romania or Bulgaria the growing popularity of the new age movement expressed in activities like practising yoga and meditation, in self-help philosophies and witchcraft present strong challenges to the mission of the church.
These things might seem harmless, yet as Vladislav’s story shows, they can open the door to dangerous spiritual pitfalls that could destroy someone’s life.
Vladislav's story: Becoming more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus!
Vladislav grew up in the city of Sibenik in Croatia. His parents, who had grown up in the Communist era, were atheists so they never taught him about God or the Bible.
A few years ago, Vladislav was invited by a friend to try kundalini kriya yoga as a way of finding inner peace. He felt seduced by the experience of a supernatural force. That’s why he learnt all he could about chakras, yoga postures and Hindu divinities.
Yoga became addictive like a heavy drug. He isolated himself from other people. He had a constant feeling of slowly disappearing into a trance and a strange sense, that someone else was living his life.
As he struggled with everyday life Vladislav started to doubt the truthfulness of the spiritual teachings he was offered. One day, when he was feeling desperate, he started to cry out to God. From that moment Vladislav started to look for answers online.
His search led him to Derek Prince’s videos on YouTube. Watching and listening to Derek’s teaching on ‘The Basics of Deliverance’ Vladislav discovered who Jesus really is and the significance of His death and resurrection.
At the end of second video teaching on deliverance, when Derek invited people to pray for deliverance, Vladislav joined in too. As he prayed tears started flowing from his eyes. His stomach was groaning as if someone was hitting him and he felt that something disgusting came out of his mouth and out of his entire being.
A few days later Vladislav bought his first Bible and asked our DPM worker in Croatia for some of Derek's books to help him understand God’s Word.
Vladislav’s story is an example of how our DPM Outreach is uniquely positioned to equip local churches with solid Bible teaching for effective mission.
This is why in 2018 we are aiming to put Derek’s teachings on spiritual warfare and other foundational Bible teaching into the hands of church leaders in Croatia, Albania, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia and elsewhere.
But, we can only do this because of your generosity. With your help, we can rescue people like Vladislav from the claws of fake spirituality and help them to root their newfound faith in God’s Word.
Together we can equip and resource hundreds of local churches and believers:
- to help more people like Vladislav recognise the dangers of false spirituality;
- to lead more people in their communities and workplaces to Jesus who is the only source of true hope, peace and comfort;
- to equip new believers and their congregations with the life-changing truths from God’s word so they can minister to others who might be deceived by the new age movement and occult.
I pray your heart is being stirred into action by Vladislav’s story just like mine was. Thousands of people like him today are desperately longing for a chance to experience real peace and joy.
Your gift to our Outreach can help to ensure that local churches across Eastern Europe are equipped to show them a way out of the darkness into God’s light.
Thank you in advance for your generous support,
DPM–EE Outreach Director
What your gift can make possible:
- £25 could help put a set of 10 Foundation Series booklets into the hands of 2 believers in Eastern Europe.
- £50 can help put a life-changing book by Derek Prince into the hands of 10 pastors who can then pass on the teaching to their congregations.
- £100 can help resource a small group in a local church and give them a chance to build strong foundations for their lives.
- £500 can cover the translation cost of a book into a new language.