Devotional: Kozarac and Camp New Hope, Day 3

Pause to pray with the team at noon eastern (6PM in Bosnia).

The light shines in the darkness, and darkness did not overcome it. — John 1:5

Kozarac is an area that experienced “ethnic cleansing” early in the war. Nearby Trnopolje was the site of one of the concentration camps and rape houses held by Serbian forces. The area was given the name of the “Heart of Darkness” during the war. In the time we have spent here, we have heard the survival stories of many who endured rape and torture within these confines. We have also learned about the lives of those who did not make it out of these camps. In the years since the war, there has been pressure for people not to speak of what happened then. The damage caused by this inability to speak and to process the past is only made worse by a memorial that has been installed for those who lost their lives while performing acts of torture on prisoners.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your
strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that
is strength.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

Pray for: Endurance

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