Just got this in my mailbox. A missionary friend of mine was beaten yesterday in the city in which he works. As far as I know, this is the first time that an American missionary has faced any physical threat because of their faith while in Kosova. Here’s the email…I’ll translate:
Greetings in Christ,
We notice that during the recent times we have had more attacks towards the churches of the Lord in Kosovo and against Christians. This does not surprise us, nor should it make us afraid. Yesterday pastor XXXX who serves in Deçan, was beaten by someone from Juniku, and the whole event happened before the eyes of the police. The [attacker] was arrested and the pastor was injured in the head and face. This happened in connection with the beginning of the building of a church in Deçan and several people have not appeared to like it. This project has raised complaints against the community government of Deçan which gave permission for the building of this church. Stay in prayer for this event,
Pershendetje ne Krishtin,
Dje eshte rrahur pastor XXXXX qe sherben ne Decan, prej nje personi nga Juniku, dhe gjithe ngjarja ka ndidhur ne sy te policise. Personi eshte arrestuar. XXXX ka lendime ne koke dhe fytyre. Eshte ne shtepine e tij me familje ne Decan. Kjo rrahje nderlidhet me fillimin e ndertimit te objektit per kishe ne Decan dhe disa njerez duket se nuk iu pelqen kjo dhe kane gritur ne fakt edhe ankesa dhe padi ndaj Kuvendit Komunal te Decanit qe i ka dhene lejen e ndertimit kesaj kishe.
Qedroni ne lutje per kete rast.