My name is G.D. I am almost 45 years old and live on the Serbian-Bulgarian border. I listen to programs in both the Serbian and Bulgarian languages. I live in a forest, in a house without electricity and with a well in front, taking care of two cows and cutting wood. I have read the Bible for about 15 years now--ever since I found it by accident.
Every weekend for the last 10 years, I have walked to the nearest church, 16 km each way. It is fine in the summer because I can do one part by bike, but when it rains and snows I have to walk that distance. Until the snow is 40cm high, I can walk without problems, but when it is higher, I cannot go to town. I listen to you on a small battery radio that I bought in Bulgaria 15 years ago.
I am lonely, but I know that God is always with me. I was okay until my mother passed away, but now I feel lonely since it is hard to find a woman who would be willing to move here. In the late evening, the Thru the Bible teaching with Dr. McGee and other TWR programs are my only companions; I follow along with the Bible, reading with a lantern. The programs help me to be in contact with other believers since, with the exception of church each week, I cannot go far from home and leave the cows alone. Your radio program is a light for me during the long nights.
[The town where G.D. lives is, according to state statistics, the poorest municipality in Serbia. G.D. sent us the highest listener donation in Ikonos history. Twice already, in December 2009 and in January 2010, G.D. sent us 5,000 Serbian dinars (about $70 USD) as a donation, which is the highest donation from an individual in Serbia thus far.]
For more information on the TWR ministry in the Serbian language, visit www.twr-serbia.org