“I am actually the only one of the Roma youth in our city, who did not have this experience.” Sasa shares how his cousin Misa is doing. A few days ago he was kicked in his face a few times by a group of four or five men and ended up with serious injuries in the hospital. From what we know the only reason for this was the fact that he is Roma. Misa became a father several months ago and for many years led the youth work and the music group of a thriving evangelical Roma community in Leskovac, Serbia, which was founded in the 90s.
The vast majority of the approximately 10,000 Roma in Leskovac is Muslim. Almost every second person in this congregation, which now has more than 1,000 members after thirty years of evangelism work, has come to faith through the miraculous healing of someone in the family. Discrimination against Roma is the order of the day, not only in Leskovac, but in many places in Eastern Europe. This is often front-page news. Far less known is the spiritual revival that is going on in many places in Eastern Europe (Read more in Mission Frontiers).