Monday, August 4, 2008

City Opens for Missionary Work In Slovakia

According to the Czech Prague Mission website, the city of Banská Bystrica has recently opened to missionary work. With 81,300 inhabitants, Banská Bystrica sits in the center of the country. I do not believe a branch has been established, but this continues a trend of cities opening in Slovakia. I cannot recall an instance in the past 10 years where so many cities were opened in a country with so few members (less than 200 at the end of 2006). This is likely the result of the recent registration of the Church in Slovakia.

1 comment:

JonErik said...

Last week I had the privilege of attending church in Banska Bysterica, Slovakia. It is a dependent group - with 6 members, a set of missionaries, and a missionary couple. The missionaries said that with the recent surge in missionaries coming into the mission, that a new group was formed in the city of Zvolen, about 20 miles south of Banska Bysterica. A set of missionaries has been assigned to live/labor in Zvolen, and that group also now has 5 members within Zvolen. Both of these groups are under the branch of Zilina, which is about 40 miles north of Banska Bysterica. The missionaries said that the mission has a goal of 100 baptisms for 2013 and that they are on target to reach that goal.