News Belgrade: Helping Refugees "as important as preaching the second coming"

by Andrew McChesney, courtesy Adventist Review and Adventist News Network

Seventh-day Adventist pastor Igor Mitrović once believed that the church’s prophetic calling was to proclaim the Second Coming of Jesus.

But after working on the frontlines of Europe’s refugee crisis for the past year, Mitrović sees a second and equally important prophetic calling: to help the helpless.

The two callings are not unrelated, Mitrović said in an interview at a refugee crisis centre that he helps run in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade. By reaching out to those who cannot help themselves, Adventists are sharing the gospel with as much power as with an evangelistic series.

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