Visit to the States

Years back, we decided that before our kids are school age we would try to visit the States every two years. We will be making our next visit from September 2012 to January 2013. Our purpose in coming is threefold:

1. To visit family and friends.
2. For Jeremy to study at Gordon-Conwell Seminary during the fall semester.
3. To renew our relationships with our supporters and continue to find new ministry partners.

As we prepare for our visit we have several needs that we haven’t had in the past. The first is an affordable vehicle that can fit three car seats inside during our five month stay in Massachusetts. Secondly, we are looking for two car seats—for  a one year old and a two-and-a-half year old. If you know of anybody who would be willing to rent their vehicle for even part of that time, please let us know. The same goes for the car seats. If you have any information or questions towards this end please send an email to Jeremy at Thanks!

In the past, we have hosted “Hvala” parties as a more personal way to keep you updated. We plan to do that again. If you’re in the New England area, keep an eye out for an invitation to our get-together this fall.

  We are always looking for opportunities to share our ministry with churches and /or individuals who may be interested. If you know of opporutnies like this, please let us know. We are always excited to expand our support base and meet new partners.

Most importantly, we ask for your prayers as we prepare for the trip and travel with three young children. We are looking forward to this adventure and trust that the LORD will provide as he always does.

Season of Change

When we began our ministry in 2007 we were practically newly-weds. Five years and three children later, the focus of our ministry is changing. While we are still involved in many of the same aspects of our ministry, God has also been leading us to work more with families in our church. This spring we hosted two couples nights (picture below) and Petra started the first nursery in the church.  Being more intentional with the families in our church has turned out to be a mutually encouraging aspect of our ministry. Unfortunately, couples are a demographic frequently neglected in many local Croatian congregations.

That’s not to say that we no longer work with the youth. As we told you in our last update, many of them graduated last year and we’ve been seeking wisdom as to how to go forward. This spring we’ve begun discipling several of the teenagers we met through English and baseball ministries. Petra has a weekly Bible study with two teenage girls while Jeremy meets regularly with one of the players on the baseball team. This too, has been rewarding on all counts.

In the meantime, Jeremy is finishing the first year of his studies towards a Master’s degree in Theology. During the summer, he will study Greek which means that Petra will have a limited role in camp for the first time since she was a teenager.  She will still be involved in writing part of the program for kids camp and managing registration for four of the camps in July. Jeremy continues to assume more pastoral responsibilities including officiating his first funeral and visiting various individuals in the church while preaching occasionally and leading worship. We are grateful for the various opportunities to continue work in His kingdom.

As we are continually reminded of the Lord's faithfulness, we remember your prayers and financial support which allow us to move forward in His plan. Thank you!

In Christ,

Jeremy, Petra, Enoh, Ian and Emily Bohall