Location, Location, Location
When buying and selling property, we are told by the experts that location is of primary importance. In the work of evangelism location is also important. It is no coincidence that the apostle Paul preached in the principal cities of his day. For example, he spent two years debating in the hall of Tyrannus in Ephesus, with the result that many were saved and spread the Good News throughout the province of Asia (Acts 19:8-10).
The new building
Firstly, near to Kovin is the only bridge across the Danube for many kilometres; indeed, you could travel downstream for 150km to the Romanian border and beyond before reaching the next bridge. This means that many people must pass through Kovin to cross the Danube. Danko described it as a “bridge for mission!”
Kovine church family
Secondly, across the bridge just 8km away is the large city of Smederevo, the administrative centre of the Podunavlje District. Smederevo is of historic and industrial significance and many people travel between Kovin and the city for business, medical care and education.
Danko explained that there are ‘contacts’ in the city, but currently no evangelical church. His vision is for the Kovin church to become an evangelizing centre for Smederevo and the surrounding district. He recognizes that the church will need help if it is to fulfil this vision. They need a missionary who will not only pastor the church but create the desired centre of evangelism. They will also need a building which will be more appropriate for this purpose. This is where SGA is helping.