Second CBA regional meeting
On January 20th, 2018, the second regional meeting was held in the rooms of Baptist Church Mačkovec for the churches in West Croatia region.
This was the continuation of the planned regional meetings with the goal of presenting the work of the Baptist Union of Croatia's (BUoC) humanitarian organization Croatian Baptist Aid (CBA) and its programs. The goal was to encourage local churches to actively join the social and humanitarian work of the BUoC. In this second regional meeting, the topic was creating local branches of the humanitarian organization.
Among the present were representatives of Baptist churches in West Croatia region, as well as all interested church members. The meeting was led by the director of CBAid, and president of the BUoC, Toma Magda, and began with a historical overview of the Baptist humanitarian work, starting with the Croatian Homeland war (1990s), and ending with current activities.
The director spoke about the present-day challenges, global movements and climate changes, as well as international issues that the world and our region are facing, which are creating more insecurity and instability. He went on to present models of cooperation between CBAid and local churches, as well as the structure of the organization and its programs, encouraging church representatives to suggest concrete solutions and activities that can be implemented in specific contexts, with the purpose of strengthening the region and creating a stronger network between regional churches.
The next regional meeting for West Croatia will be held in March 2018 to continue planning and preparing for new challenges.
If you wish to support Croatian Baptist Aid, send your donation to:
Account Name: RUKE NADE (this is Croatian registered name for CBA and means Hands of Hope)
Address : Radiceva 30, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Bank name: Privredna banka Zagreb
Bank address: Radnicka cesta 50, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Bank account / IBAN: HR3823400091110817743
SWIFT ID Code: PBZGHR2X