Macedonia ministry explored in trip

by | May 24, 2024 | Feature

A few weeks ago I traveled to Skopje, Macedonia, with two other CBF clergy. The purpose was twofold: to visit and encourage CBF field personnel Jeff and Alicia Lee and their son, Ethan, and to learn more about what a new global partnership could look like. For Wilshire, Macedonia isn’t a new site — many of you visited the last CBF field personnel there, the Earls. However, the ministry has shifted over time and offers significant opportunity for us to come alongside to serve and learn.

On the trip we got a glimpse of the difficulties and joys of ministry in Macedonia. We visited the country’s only food bank and visited two homes that house, educate and offer a healing environment to adults with developmental disabilities.

The Lees are doing a tremendous and faithful job of building beloved community and engaging in transformational development. One of their newest partnerships is with the only LGBTQ youth center in the country.

In recent years Wilshire has granted the Lees funds for certain projects, and now the Missions Committee and I hope to deepen this relationship and support them more fully and faithfully, perhaps taking a team as early as this fall. If you are interested, please contact me! I look forward to sharing more as we continue to join others in God’s global and local witness.