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Profile du pays : Kosovo

From City Streets to the Deepest Village

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At the end of the Kosovo War in 1999, OM entered Kosovo to provide aid to the returning refugees. Despite the destruction of the war and previous decades of communism, the evangelical church began to take root among the Albanian majority for the first time.

Kosovo is a crossroads of East and West, traditional and modern. The church is small, and struggling to find its own identity in a 90 percent Muslim majority. Many villages and towns have no Gospel presence at all. OM seeks to support local believers in building up the Body of Christ, reaching also the ethnic and religious minorities who are often discounted. Our vision is to enable the local believers to reach the most unreached within Kosovar society.

At the same time Kosovo continues to face huge economic and political difficulties as it rebuilds post-war. OM Kosovo reaches into the farthest margins of Kosovar society through offering assistance and empowerment with Christ’s love. Our focus is on the most vulnerable, especially marginalised women, children, and youth-at-risk. With a history of creative outreach, we use the arts to speak a language that the next generation can understand.

As Kosovo tries to carve out its own identity within Europe, we offer a hope that goes beyond immigration and economic stability and that wholistically meets the needs of those around us. 

We focus on the following areas:

  • Discipleship and Training: The need in Kosovo is great for discipleship and training for the next generation. We want to support the local Protestant church as well as start communities of disciple-making disciples. 
  • Music and the Arts: OM Kosovo uses music, visual art, and other art forms to inspire and communicate hope to the people of Kosovo.
  • Survivors of Abuse: OM Kosovo founded and partners with an aftercare program for women, children, and teenage girls who are survivors of various types of abuse, providing counselling, skills training and education.
  • Care for the Poor and Marginalised: Many youth are caught in a cycle of violence or poverty, and OM Kosovo partners with a project to provide vocational skills to youth-at-risk. OM also cares for families who are at risk and in need of special support.  

Pray:

  • For the Gospel to reach those who have not heard, and for communities of disciples to start in every village and town
  • For hope and deliverance for the abused and marginalised
  • For unity and strong leadership for the local church

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More information about Kosovo:

  • Population: 1,824 million
  • Official Languages: Albanian and Serbian
  • State of Economy: Applied to become a member of the EU, but has not yet been accepted due to complications with Serbia. Huge discontent with government, and 62% unemployment among youth. 
  • Religious Make-up: 95.6% Muslim, 2.2% Catholic, 1.4% Serbian Orthodox, 0.06% other (including Protestants)
  • State of the Church: Prior to the 1999 conflict, there were few Protestant churches among the Serbs in Kosovo, and even fewer among the Albanians. After the war, missionaries and aid workers saw an unprecedented turning to Christ among Albanians, the majority ethnic group. As the aid thinned in the following years, many of the believers also left the church or emigrated to other countries. Today many of those evangelical churches remain and continue to gather and reach out to their community, but many towns and villages are still in need of church planting efforts.  

Gallerie photo de mission
Kosovo

Kosovo :: OM Kosovo gives wood donations to needy families in wintertime to heat their houses.
Kosovo :: The Rugova mountains of Kosova just before spring
Kosovo :: Young and old alike fill up the main walking street at midday in a Kosovar city
Kosovo :: Hand-made traditional Kosovar Albanian dresses in a city bazaar
Kosovo :: OM offers Kosovar youth at risk the opportunity to learn life skills in welding and electrical training
Kosovo :: A village street in Kosovo
Kosovo :: A short-termer drinks Russian tea in a village in the Balkans during a Transform 2015 outreach
Kosovo :: Chickens are not an uncommon sight in Kosovar towns and cities
Kosovo :: Families often live with many generations and relatives in one house in Kosovar villages
Kosovo :: A girl plays outside with her cousins and neighbours in the village
Kosovo :: A grandmother with her baby granddaughter in a Kosovar village
Kosovo :: Kosovar meadows in spring

Histoires récentes
Kosovo

A Teacher's tale

Anita from OM Kosovo shares two examples of how teaching local children shows them their importance to God, and can...

Hope, in store

In a country with roughly 30% unemployment, OM Kosovo offers vocational skills to youth at risk to give them a...

Truth gift-wrapped

Two villages. 207 New Testaments. Countless steps. The Transform team walk from home to home, sustained by prayer.

A true dream

After losing some vital documents, a new believer in Kosovo prays to God for help finding them—and He answers in...

A widow's 50 cents

After obeying God's prompting to give more than she could afford to a church collection, a widow and new believer...

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Opportunités récentes
Kosovo

Pioneering Relational Ministry in the Capital Nouveau !

Do you want to share Christ’s love in the capital of one of Europe’s newest countries? Do you want to...

Date de départ : Dès que possible
· Durée d'engagement : 2-3 ans
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Pioneering Visual Artist Nouveau !

Do you want to put your artistic gift to use while serving in an unreached part of Europe? Do you...

Date de départ : Dès que possible
· Durée d'engagement : 2-3 ans
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Pioneering Sports Worker

Are you looking for a way to combine your passion for the Gospel with a passion for sports? Do you...

Date de départ : Dès que possible
· Durée d'engagement : 2-3 ans
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