Grace, Love and Reconciliation
"We are all in the same crisis together..."
Three beneficiaries from Serbian, Croatian and Bosniak
backgrounds who ahve found reconciliation, peace and hope at the
Two decades ago all sides were killing each other. Today, they
sit together, eat soup, play chess and know a little job in their
very hard lives. Glamoc, Bosnia-Herzegovinia, was fiercly fought
over by Serbian, Croatian and Bosniak armies, during the bloodiest
war Europe had seen since World War Two, between 1992 and 1995.
Trauma lives on quietly here. Some things that happened
during the war will never be forgotten, and the impact of so much
division, hate, identity, genocide and flying bullets is hard to
forgive. However, at the Soup Kitchen in Glamoc - something is
"I don't hate anybody, I was sick, but now I am healed of hate.
I do not look at others as another nationality at the Soup Kitchen
- we are all in the same crisis together" Dubravka, a Croatian
During the war, Dubravka and her family were faced with the
choice of becoming refugges or going to a concentration camp. Home
as they knew it ceased to exist, as they were sent away on buses as
part of a national cleansing process.
Despite this horrendous experience, she and many other victims
of the war have found some comfort and reconciliation here.
"When the MWB Soup Kitchen opened, we were all treated equally
and were brought together as one. Here i have somewhere to open my
heart, to say what I really feel and know that I am cared for."
Life after the war in Bosnia-Herzegovinia has not been easy for
thousands of displaced and abandoned people. They have had to cope
with PTSD, homelessness, unemployment, rebuilding or restarting
their lives in a new country, and complete uncertaintly. Not to
mention deadly landmines and extreme poverty.
MWB's Community Centres and Soup Kitchens offer a place of
refuge and comfort to those who, 25 years on are still struggling
with life, reconciliation and understanding where they belong. Your
support of our ministry means we can support people like Dubravka
and thousands of others, who simply cannot live without our help.
Give generously today and make a difference to those in need.