• 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

New Year, Same God

When I say I want to be bolder this year, I don’t mean I want to stand at the street corner and pass out tracts. I mean, I want to be bolder in the way I love others, in the way I allow myself to be vulnerable in front of others, and in the way I share with others how God uses this goofy, unpolished, ineloquent person to share the greatest treasure ever given to man, Christ.

By: Eileen Cardona
April 01 2024, 9:34 am | Comments 0

Hungry for Community

I drove around with Abby, going from store to store, hoping something would be open. No luck.

By: Eileen Cardona
February 01 2024, 9:24 am | Comments 0

Run the Race

Coming to Croatia with my family, I prayed, “God give us strength, but please also give us endurance to finish this race.” So far, so good.

By: Gabriel Cardona
December 01 2023, 11:49 am | Comments 0

Facing Fires with Friends

These moments show your true character and love for those around you.

By: Eileen Cardona
November 01 2023, 8:36 am | Comments 0

The Adriatic Never Looked So Beautiful

I believe this is just the beginning of a discipleship-making movement.

By: Eileen Cardona
September 01 2023, 10:44 am | Comments 0

Within the Circle

That was our goal, for people to know us before we met them, to feel safe around “these missionaries,” and for them to know we love Jesus.

By: Gabriel Cardona
July 01 2023, 10:50 am | Comments 0

Housewarming Party

Our friends not only warmed our hearts, but they also warmed our home, and they didn’t even know it.

By: Eileen Cardona
June 01 2023, 4:17 pm | Comments 0

The Bread of Life

I was reminded that God will use us at any moment, so be ready.

By: Eileen Cardona
May 01 2023, 9:00 am | Comments 0

The Heavenly Court

Those kids are beginning to see us as more than just visitors from another country but as examples.

By: Gabriel Cardona
March 01 2023, 9:47 am | Comments 0

Slowly But Surely

When Damir met the pastor in the capital, he would never have imagined how the Lord would respond to his anguish.

By: Leandro Monteiro
January 01 2023, 9:10 am | Comments 0

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