Meet the Leslie family

The Leslie Family arrived in Croatia in May of 2000. They have served for the last decade as only Independent Baptist missionaries in the entire country of Croatia. During this time the very first Independent Baptist church was planted in the northern city of Čakovec. Tree of Life Independent Baptist Church was started in 2002 and was turned over to Brother Rajko Telebar the national pastor in 2007. The church is currently under the leadership of Bro. Telebar and growing and learning to serve.

The Leslies have also tried to have an active ministry to the Roma (Gyspy) population in Croatia. The northern part of Croatia has a large Gypsy population and they are in desperate need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Leslies are currently working in 3 different villages.

Bro. Johnny Leslie has now turned his attention to the former Croatian capitol of Croatia. Varaždin has around 300,000 souls within it's county and not one independent Baptist church. Please pray for Victor's Baptist Church and the Leslies as they do their best to serve the Lord in Varaždin.

Croatia Bible Project


Dear Friends,

I've now been a missionary in Croatia since May of 2000. It's with out hesitation that I can tell you the greatest need the Croatian people have is the Word of God. Romans 10,17 says, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. How can people have faith with out the Word of God? For 17 years I've been preaching to the Croatian people, and text after text in the Croatian Bible has said the complete opposite of my KJV. Several years ago God led me and Rajko Telebar to do something about this problem. By God's grace we started the Croatian Bible project. We do not claim to be qualified to translate God's Word. However, we feel called to give the people of Croatia the greatest gift that anyone could receive and that gift is the eternal Word of God! We are asking you to partner with us, so that together we can give the people of Croatia a gift that will last for all eternity!



Meet the Translator

It is a joy for me to introduce to you Pastor Rajko Telebar. I have now known him since May of 2000, and I can honestly say that he walks with God. I have watched both he and his family grow in the Lord. Brother Telebar is a man above reproach, and he is an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Brother Rajko Telebar has been saved for 32 years. He is the pastor of the first independent Baptist church in Croatia. Brother Rajko is a man of God who loves the Lord Jesus and has a tremendous desire to serve our Master. He is a faithful soul winner and loves to tell people the old old story of Jesus and His love. Brother Rajko is married and has four beautiful children who are learning from their parents to love God.



How you can help?

We need people that will commit themselves to pray for the Croatian Bible project. We must have God leading in every area of this project. Pray specifically that God will give us wisdom as we translate God's eternal Word.

We need people that will commit to give to the Croatian Bible project. At the present time our monthly expenses are about $800 a month. This includes paying Brother Rajko, and also, we are paying two people who will check for grammatical mistakes.

We are asking churches to commit to the Bible project at $10.00 a month for the next 6 years. If everyone will do a little, then our God will do a lot!

If you would like to be a part of this wonderful work then please send your gift to:

Trinity Baptist Church                                                                                            (marked Croatian Bible Project)                                                                                            2212 N. Davis Dr., Arlington, Tx. 76012



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