Fund Raising

As a new face in the ministry, fund raising concept was not totally unknown for me. Asking people to pay is a skill, which every salesperson understands. Seemingly innocuous experience of selling life insurance served me very well in this new endeavor of asking people to financially support the work of Bible translation. Acquiring money…

Rebels live on scorched land

The chiefs of Local Communist party cell in Belgrade have in the Communist days of ex-Yugoslavia been giving their children gifts: tickets to the documentary about life of Janis Joplin, among other things. Kids took the tickets, went to see the film and for the first time were introduced to the world of alcohol, nudity…

Not Even Hell

I just finished prayer, Bible study and worship. After singing, I recalled how my present is incomparably better than my past was. Thanks to God of Israel and His precious son Jesus, song of my life has different lyrics, than it used to have before. Let me explain. In the first grade elementary school in…

Feeding the Mind, Sarajevo Way

Sarajevo City Library is the place for which famous writers acknowledged the outstanding source of reference material. It is true. I almost gave up the annual membership since for months I couldn’t find the good book to use in the writing research. However in the past two weeks, I came across two great books packed…

Sweet Saviour of Sweat

It is January in Sarajevo and the temperature has gone down to minus twenty Celsius. A test of faith. My fund raising skills brought in zero cash and my commitment to run ten kilometers every day received the question mark at the end of the sentence. I remain in the room of my parents’ apartment…

About

The TBV is a modern translation of the Holy Bible into Bosnian using original language sources of Hebrew and Greek and localized weights and measures. Vision and mission Our vision is to see the re… Source: About

The “Permanent” Employment

Putting up the concerned face expressions, my parents summoned me in a solemn kitchen assembly. My father said: “Son, when will you get the permanent employment ?” The answer I gave to both of them might sound harsh or disrespectful and I am not going to quote it now. However, what I do want you…

Money Assumes Shishak’s Orders

  My entrepreneurial path has been the bumpy road. Main obstacle was learning to view it from God’s perspective. For example, right before I went into full time ministry, I learned that no other parts of my life would work out well unless God and His work is number one in my daily schedule. Having…

Who is it, really ?

For as long as I know my family, it lived under the shadow of rebellion against God. Tito’s picture plagued the wall in the living room and I even didn’t hear about God until the age of sixteen. That’s when the war started to wipe all that rebellion out from us. Satan did whatever he…

Images from the Picture Screen of the Mind

I am in a gym. Cycling pedalina. Large window is in front of me and next to me a woman is running on the track. I muster all my emotional power not to look at her. On the window screen I may notice her reflection. However I decide not to. It took me seven years…

Leader

Ishmael, thief of joy Name that feeling! When I am tempted to lose joy, I find myself in these situations of drunks and beggars in the tram making me feel obnoxious, taxi drivers block my way, air is polluted and stray dogs get in my way And the list goes on. However, don’t we have the power…

First Sheaf To The Priest

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning. I am laying in my bed and reading Leviticus 23,9-14 for the second time. Once in the promised land, God is telling His people not to consume any of the harvest until they bring the first sheaf to the priest who would “waive it before the Lord”. This waving…