Literature in Serbia—Essential to its Development
In the UK we take for granted the many Biblical resources available to us. It is comparable to making a purchase of something basic and simple, such as bread from the local shop. Suppose for a moment that bread was very scarce and difficult to obtain. Then we would appreciate more of what we had and would always be seeking ways to make it more available.
In many ways this illustrates the problem facing many believers in E Europe today – getting access to good Biblical literature. Serbia is one of those countries where this is difficult. SGA has supported literature projects there for many years, mainly through the labours of Dane and Melita Vidovic who have been supported and encouraged in their ministry since they first met SGA workers in 1985. Dane maintains that the need for Biblical literature is becoming more and more urgent as Serbian culture changes and develops.
Pastor Dane with Melita
Translation work is long and at times difficult. Decisions about what resources are most beneficial also take time and wise discernment. There are specific areas of need which help in identifying good useful resources: