Andrej & Nina Lovše
Eva, Tim and Izak
Andrej and Nina met as teens in their hometown of Maribor, Slovenia. Nina was the first to accept Christ as a result of missionaries sharing Christ outside her high school. A few years later, Andrej became a believer and left medical school to pursue Bible training. They married in 2001 and moved to Zagreb, Croatia to study theology and both got undergraduate degrees in Bible at the Biblical Institute in Zagreb and Master’s degrees in Christian Ministry at Abilene Christian University. While they were in school, they served in children’s and youth ministries in Croatia. In May 2008, their daughter Eva was born and the next year, the couple moved back to their home town Maribor. Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia with 110,000 inhabitants, a large university, almost 16,000 high school students, and only one small evangelical youth group. Since 2010 they have been church planting using tools such as Fusion, English, and sports to continue to invest in the youth of the city with the hope that new churches will be planted and that next-generation leaders will be equipped to reach Slovenia. The family now lives and serves in a small community near Maribor.