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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3: 5-6


Name(s): Zoltan and Tanja Vegel - UKEY30

Host Country: Serbia and Montenegro

We have been married since 1998, have two children, Victoria and Anastazia, and together lead the Protestant Christian Fellowship in Sombor, Serbia.

Our passion is promoting faith to people who don’t know Christ and disciple those who know Him and prepare the next generation of leaders!

We are situated in an area that has a very strong Eastern Orthodox background, where people are bound by forms, traditions and superstition. The economy is practically collapsed and there is high divorce, drug use, and suicide rate. People don’t have hope and are very apathetic. We are often looked at as a cult that is trying to seduce & abuse people and break their national identity. So, our approach is often, though not always, long-term. We build bridges of friendship, tear down the walls of fear and prejudice so that they would be open to hear us share the gospel so that we could bring them the knowledge of the God who cares and gives hope!

This is a very spiritually dark and hardened place and often our ministry is 3 steps forward and 2 steps back, but we are confident and pressing on!