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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Church (but not as we know it) in Macedonia, a story by Scot Bower



If you want to read the article click here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

If only you would listen...

Last week at "Glasnost" we had a prayer room where we prayed for 48 hours non-stop or 24-2. It was a good experience just to get away and spend some time with God in a quiet place. In a world with so many voices, choices, problems, seductions, anger, it's great to come before the Lord and quiet our souls so we can hear from him.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Glasnost Video



Video made by Shea Sizemore from Unheralded : (independent film company)

Friday, December 28, 2007

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Weekend away - Bogomila (September)




Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Hey Ho, Let's Go!

Glasnost will host the Alpha Course (series of lectures and discussions about the Christian faith), so on Monday, the 8th of October everyone is welcomed to "Tocka" for the opening night which will include live music, an opening talk and lots of fun. So Hey Ho, Let's Go To Alpha!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Summer 2007

Just to mention few things that will happen this summer.


From the 16th to the 31st of July a group of us will be in Ohrid praying, talking to people about faith and God and having fun. From the 23rd we will be joined by a group of people from Texas that will come together with Grayson and Debbie, our dear friends. We can't wait to enjoy some coffee sitting in the great bars by the lake. (those who have been there know what I mean)

Koska is putting together a concert/festival called Glassfest (www.myspace.com/glassfest) either on the 20th or the 21st of July in Ohrid and Vanity Fair (www.myspace.com/vanityfairmk) will be one of the bands playing. Should be great!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

What's been going on?


We were thinking to revive this blog and start writing regularly and to do this we’ll start with the things that already happened.
Around Easter a team from
Guilford boiler room visited us. There main goal was just to hang out with “Glasnost”, see what we are doing, chat and pray. We had two days of non-stop prayer, and what I like with prayer rooms is that gives you some feeling of sanctuary, place where you can meet with God. Not that you can’t do this at home or everywhere else, but again there is something special with this, everything around you is just immersed in prayer and you can not help yourself but pray. The Team visited Ohrid, where Scot and Misty are planning to start a boiler room. We had good chat also with Ian Nicholson and Tommie Naumann and after these talks “Glasnost “is officially part of 24-7 prayer movement. “Red moon rising “by Pete Graig, great book about the story of” 24-7 prayer” is in translation and we hope that we can raise money and print this book in Macedonian.
Another highlight was the team from Virginia. They were mainly focused on work with students. From the very first team that was here from Dwelling Place we had this feeling of strong connection which grows with the time. All in all “Glasnost” has more and more friends around the globe, friends that share the same dream, dream that is far bigger than ourselves, initiated by the ultimate dreamer, God himself.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Speak up for those...


"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice" (Proverbs 31:8-9).

Several months ago Glasnost joined the Stop The Traffik (www.stopthetraffik.org) initiative which is a global coalition against human traficking. The 25th of March was chosen to be the Freedom Day (representing 200 years since the abolition of the trans-atlantic slavery in England) when all the members of this coalition would organize different events where petitions would be signed. It was also a day to raise our voices and remind the people and the authorities that today there are more slaves that in the 450 years of the trans-atlantic slavery and that we need to do something.

For five days we went to the university campus and in the Skopje city square and collected signatures and on the 24th we had the final event also in the city square. We were surprised how enthusiastic the people were and at the end we had more than 2 500 signatures in the petition.
This also helped us make contact with other organizations that work in this area such as the USA embassy, the ministry of interior and others.

During the week of the campaign, every morning with started by praying for the victims and the authorities who are in position to act. Well, a very interesting fact is that since then a chain of actions began by the police and more then 50 girls were discovered and set free. For a week or two almost every day there was a story on the news about that. Someone might say that it's just a coincidence but I'm definetely sure that God hears when we pray and that He reacted on the behalf of the girls who were opressed.

We will continue working in this area and probably next year we'll work on a bigger project in the area of raising awareness about this problem.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Stop The Traffik Campaign

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