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Projects done in Kosova by congregations that received Mission Match® funds

May 2005

Congregation in Minnesota provides medical supplies and Christian chaplains to a hospital in Kosova   (click to open/close)

An Evangelical Baptist church in Minnesota sent a team to Kosovo. According to information on the Mission Match application from the congregation, "After the Serbs attacked the territory of Kosovo in 1999, they destroyed many homes, destroyed complete villages, and the health system of the country was left in ruins. One of the major concerns for the health and safety of the patients was the lack of a sterile environment in surgery, the Emergency Room, and Intensive Care Unit. Most medical persons simply wore street clothes into the hospital since the Serbs destroyed most of the medical attire. The child mortality is high due to lack of sterile environment." The Minnesota church comments continue, "As a result of the church's concern for the medical needs of the country, the head of the health system permitted and invited the local national church to send Christian chaplains into the hospital. Mission Match helps us to continue to partner with the national church in reaching the 99.5% non-Christian population of Kosovo." The Minnesota church said, "As we continued to help the hospital and give the Christian church in Kosovo credibility in a Muslim area of the world, we have undertaken the task of supplying 2,700 medical scrubs and lab coats to every nurse, technician, and doctor. This gift has allowed complete and full access of the Kosovo church and the Minnesota church to minister to the physical, medical and spiritual needs of every patient."