We, Merle and Jenny Jones, along with our three children, Hannah-24, Lydia-19, and Luke-18, have been working in Sarajevo, Bosnia since October of 1999. For the first five years we were involved in the planting of a church that grew and then multiplied into three Evangelical churches. When the national pastors were in place, we refocused our attention to help develop a Ministry Center in Sarajevo.
Over the last 10 years, Merle developed an outreach ministry in the area of New Dawn Adventure Sports, based on Isaiah 9:2, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Merle uses climbing, rafting, hiking, camping, and winter sports as platforms to build relationships and share the gospel with young men and women. They are experiencing adventure in God’s beauty and, in this transformational environment, are being challenged both physically and spiritually.
As our children grow and leave home, with Hannah now married to Allan Reinhard, Lydia in college, and Luke launching into life, we return to the field as empty-nesters. This new adventure will take some adjustment, but God continues to lead. We look forward to an expanding ministry in Sarajevo and beyond, continuing New Dawn Adventure Sports in Bosnia, as well as working in other regions.
Offering the free gift of Life to Bosnia and beyond,
Merle and Jenny Jones
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