Andrej & Nina Lovše
Eva and Tim
Andrej and Nina first 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 Christian and left his medical school to pursue Bible training. The two married in 2001 and moved to Zagreb, Croatia to study theology because there were no Bible schools in Slovenia. They 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 also served in children’s and youth ministries in Croatia. In May 2008, their daughter Eva was born. In January 2009, Andrej and Nina moved back to their home town Maribor. Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia. It has 150,000 inhabitants, a large university, almost 16,000 high school students and only one small evangelical youth group. They hope to invest in the youth of that city with the hope that new churches will be planted and that next generation leaders will be equipped to reach the nation of Slovenia.