Bringing Life to Croatia

Each year, LIFE International’s Eastern European Regional Office holds a summit for life-giving ministries. The conference has three goals: training, encouragement, and prayer.

Read about the 2015 summit here.

Larysa Ploskonis, Director of LIFE International’s Eastern European office, first met Anita Jovanović at the 2014 summit.

Anita's husband Nikola Jovanović, Larysa Ploskonis, Anita Jovanović, and LIFE International Vice President for International Ministry, Anne Nelson, at the 2014 Summit.

Anita's husband Nikola Jovanović, Larysa Ploskonis, Anita Jovanović, and LIFE International Vice President for International Ministry, Anne Nelson, at the 2014 Summit.

“God put on her heart to create a life-giving ministry in the country of Croatia,” shares Kurt Dillinger.

With prayer support, training, and resources from LIFE International’s Eastern Europe office, Anita was able to begin “Choose Life Ministry” one year after attending the summit. Learning from crisis pregnancy centers in neighboring nations, Anita and her staff are now able to meet with their first clients.

As desperate women learn about Christ’s forgiveness and redemption, they find hope and new life. “Tonya” is a perfect example. She “was in this crisis moment” when she entered the clinic, Dillinger explains.

But then, “[she] heard about the life-giving message of Jesus Christ and chose life for her child. Anita was so excited; she sent us that message [right away].

“We are all called to celebrate when a life is saved. With the angels in heaven, and with all the believers who are [reading this story], we can celebrate this life because we know that God has destiny, God has purpose for that life in Croatia.”

In recent days, a LIFE International team helped to dedicate Choose Life Ministry to the Lord in prayer.

LIFE International staff with life-giving leaders from around Europe - praying over the city of Daruvar where Anita started Choose Life Ministry!

LIFE International staff with life-giving leaders from around Europe - praying over the city of Daruvar where Anita started Choose Life Ministry!

“We just celebrate with her at the beginning of this ministry, starting to bring life into this nation that, right now, is so overburdened with so many needs.”

Anita is ready to help women find hope and healing – will you partner with LIFE International to help her?


This story was written and published by Mission Network News. Check out the original article and interview with LIFE International Founder, Kurt Dillinger. ("Ana" was used for "Anita" in the original article for security reasons.)