Jožica Gerden presented Slovenia at the Sacred heart Church, Mildura and concluded her story of Slovenia and her personal story with the following words:
” . . . I am grateful for your invitation and the opportunity to present my homeland Slovenia, the country that was chosen for this year IPD by the ecumenical global movement for prayer, for unity among divided Christians… And Slovenia needs prayer too, today more than ever before.”
And concluded:” . . . On my last visit to Slovenia, I was pleasantly surprised to see many young people involved in church life and growth. Local parishes are well organized with many cultural, religious and social activities. Monthly magazineOgnjiščeserve mostly young generation with rich and colourful articles supporting Christian way of life. This present involvement of young people in parish activities in all walks of life is in my view answer to our prayer. In the last referendum, people in Slovenia strongly defended true family life by big majority. Let’s pray for Slovenia, that it will prosper in the only true freedom given by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Big Thank you to the organizers of this prayerful event that put Slovenia on the prayer list.”
Jožica presented Slovenia as well at the Uniting Church, Merbein and is very grateful to the organisers Jill Duda and Lyn Adams.