04 Aug 2011
8 Chapters on line!
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environment, and their culture as well as how you can become involved in
reaching the peoples of Montenegro for Christ. A brief summary
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GO of the Past
Filmed March 2004
is a small republic of the former Yugoslavia emerged from the
disintegration of that once great nation as a land of
disillusioned people with no hope for the future. Church has
become little more than tradition among the people and they rarely
think about matters of eternity or a personal relationship with
DVD case cover pdf
Script) Montenegro is a small
country of rugged and densely forested mountains, hills, and
valleys. It is a land decorated with cities, towns, and small
farms as well as fast flowing rivers and streams and an occasional
fort high on a hill. The scenery is spectacular, the history
enlightening and the culture representative of a proud and
independent people. Come and experience life in this forgotten
land of the Balkans in an unforgettable corner of Europe!
Dubrovnik is located at the southeastern tip of Croatia and only a
short distance from Montenegro. Dubrovnik is like many
Mediterranean seacoast cities with the hills in the background,
the red tile roofs of the buildings in the foreground, and the
islands offshore. Shops, restaurants, and craftsmen are
plentiful. Visitors can walk on top of the thick walls
surrounding the city. When you come to Montenegro, be sure to
include a visit to Dubrovnik.
two chapters primarily focus on the tourist aspect of Montenegro
and can be used for secular audiences in a variety of ways.
Script )Two rivers merge high in the mountains
of Montenegro. At the junction of these two rivers is a graveyard
that is different than others. Bodies of the past are broken but
not decaying. All around are the remnants of a time long past.
Other graveyards sprung up as time moved on. Perhaps the saddest
graveyard of all is that of the churches. Religion was important
to these people but today there is indifference to the Gospel
message. … Pray for new life that is eternal and will
not crumble and fade away.
the Bells Ringing?
Script )Listen – listen, the church bells are
ringing! Will anyone hear? Will anyone come? The doors are
locked. The people must be somewhere else. Across this beautiful
country are hundreds of churches. Many are centuries old. The
people of Montenegro have long since stopped attending the
churches. To a Montenegrin, regular church attendance is
considered to be one or two times a year. The bells, however,
continue to ring. … There are a few in Montenegro that hear a
different kind of bell - a bell of Truth. But their numbers are
so few. As of 2005, there were only three churches in all of
Montenegro for evangelical Christians and a total of only about
120 followers out of the nearly 700,000 people in the country.
Windows to Heaven?
Eastern Orthodox Churches of Montenegro look much like other old
churches. There is the church, the steeple, and inside the people
but the people are paintings and statues of saints who have long
since passed into another life. The
well-organized and intricately crafted depictions of these saints
are an essential part of worship. The faithful followers believe
that these statues and paintings, called icons, are a window to
heaven. It is through these windows that communication to God is
made possible. The windows are now little more than a
tourist attraction. The people of Montenegro have become a people
without a true allegiance to the church of any kind.
Who Are We?
Ask a resident of Montenegro who they are
and they will say we are Montenegrins and our language is
Montenegrin. Made up of a complex mix of forces from outside
their borders, these are a people proud of who they are and where
they live. The next generation of Montenegrins has an uncertain
future - a future that will be influenced from those outside the
country. Will you pray that someday when Montenegrins are
asked, “Who are you?” that they will say, “I am a follower of
A Time for NEW Beginnings
Script ) In the year 2006, the people of Montenegro
will have an opportunity to take a new direction - a chance to
become an independent country. For centuries, their
country has been pushed and pulled by the religious whims of their
political leaders. This legacy has left uncertainty and apathy in
the hearts and minds of the people. Today there are only about
120 evangelical Christians in all of Montenegro. Will
you become an active part of this new beginning for the people of
Montenegro? There are many ways that you can be involved.
Jelena lives in Niksic, the second
largest city of Montenegro. She would
like to share her story with you.
Will you commit to
pray that God will use Jelena as His instrument in Montenegro?
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