• 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

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


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


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


Embrace your story. Walk confidently toward Jesus, the Light, and the cracks in your life will fade into the shadows. He who has begun a good work in you will complete it. Your God meets you in the valleys, but He does not leave you there.

By: Eileen Cardona
September 01 2020, 10:22 am | Comments 0

Fear or Faith?

The truth came home to both our hearts: I would rather live a short life of faith than a long life of fear.

By: Gabriel Cardona
July 01 2020, 5:22 pm | Comments 0

Introducing the Cardona Family

We always knew we had been called to missions. Now we know where. All that remains is to find out when. Will you help us launch soon?

By: Gabriel & Eileen Cardona
June 01 2020, 12:01 pm | Comments 0

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