Hrvati

  • Pre-Entry
  • Pre-Evangelism
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Phase-Out
  • Completed

About the People

Most of the Hrvati population is Catholic. They make up 88% of the people, but only 15% attend mass. Less than 1% of Hrvati are SDA Christians, and with a population of 4.1 million, only 80 SDA churches are found in the northern part of Croatia and none in the southern region.

About the Project

Croatia is the gateway to eastern Europe, with most of the land used for farming and one-third covered in forestry. Croatia is known for its 1,185 islands along the Adriatic Coast. In 1991, it claimed its independence from Yugoslavia, but the effects of communism and years of war destroyed the economy and suppressed freedom of religious worship. The psychological and emotional scars of past wars and trauma remain. There is also growing economic insecurity, inadequate jobs to earn a living wage and a rising number of people living in poverty.

People Group Facts

  • Population: 4.1 million
  • Religion: Catholicism
  • Languages: Croatian

Frontier Stories

Our Joy in the Journey

As my children collect rocks, so are we collecting memories and new experiences, all for the glory of God. This is our family’s joy in the journey.

By: Gabriel Cardona
July 01 2022, 10:40 am | Comments 0

Puppies, Kittens & Friends

Besides playing with my new friends, I love playing with all the kittens in the neighborhood. As soon as I walk out of my house, they all come running to me.

By: Abby Cardona
June 01 2022, 10:31 am | Comments 0

Arriving in Croatia

In his pain that night, we came closer together as a family and closer in Christ.

By: Gabriel & Eileen Cardona
April 01 2022, 3:17 pm | Comments 0

God’s Overflowing Bottle

The bottle God is storing our tears in must be overflowing (Psalm 56:8), but I take heart because joy comes in the morning.

By: Eileen Cardona
March 01 2022, 2:20 pm | Comments 0

Worth the Tears

So I will lean on the amazing people God has placed in our lives, including our support team, and cherish each because they are worth every tear we will shed when we finally board the plane to Croatia.

By: Eileen Cardona
February 01 2022, 8:45 am | Comments 0

Bicycles

We are but pilgrims, and this world is not our home. Those bicycles have brought us much laughter and joy. Yet, we remind our children and ourselves that what is waiting for us in the new world with Christ is far better—and that is why we are leaving our bicycles behind to tell others about Jesus.

By: Gabriel Cardona
January 01 2022, 2:19 pm | Comments 0

New Friends in New Places

Our evening was just a glimpse of the Croatian culture, but we are already growing in respect and admiration for the people and place where God is leading us. Blagoslovi! Blessings!

By: Eileen Cardona
December 01 2021, 10:54 am | Comments 0

Unstoppable

To see ourselves through the loving eyes of our Heavenly Father will make us unstoppable weapons for the Lord. That is what we aim to be.

By: Gabriel Cardona
November 01 2021, 3:52 pm | Comments 0

Ready To Launch

Through all our sadness and tears, excitement and confusion, we are comforted knowing God is drawing us close to Him.

By: Eileen Cardona
September 01 2021, 2:25 pm | Comments 0

Crying In the Dark

May we always preach the gospel wherever we go, remembering that we were once lost sheep, too.

By: Gabriel Cardona
October 01 2020, 3:53 pm | Comments 0

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