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Republic of Serbia


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Area: 88,147 sq km

Landlocked Balkan state. Serbia has two autonomous provinces, Vojvodina in the north and Kosovo in the south.

Population: 7,771,633    Annual Growth: -0.22%

Capital: Belgrade

Urbanites: 52.4%

HDI Rank: 67 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 33 (18% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Serbian    Languages: 21 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Outreach challenges. Pray specifically for:

a) Compassionate ministry to war refugees from the former Yugoslavia – millions were uprooted and became refugees or internally displaced. Few have returned to their original homes due to further balkanization of ethnic groups. Inevitably, trauma and disillusionment will open hearts to sensitive Christian ministry. Many organizations, indigenous and foreign (Bread of Life, Eurovangelism, MCC), share Jesus’ love through practical aid – and they see responsiveness.

b) Young people are the most responsive, having seen the destruction wrought by their parents’ generation.

     i Children. CEF and others actively reach out to children and train national Christians to do the same.

     ii Students. EUS(IFES) has groups on most campuses in Belgrade, Nis and Novi Sad. There is a vision to extend ministry to other areas for student witness. Camps, conferences and seminars train and equip Christians to share the good news effectively. Alpha and Omega is the publishing arm of EUS.

     iii Addicts. A growing trend. Through shelters and Christ-centred rehabilitation, Teen Challenge Serbia ministers to young men and women suffering from drug abuse.

     For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Serbia.