In 2016 HiS PRINT Ministries transitioned from the concept of short term mission trips (one or two weeks) to viewing missions as a lifestyle. A HiS PRINT Mission Learning Opportunity (“MLO”) is designed to train team members on Missions to take advantage of the Learning Opportunities to love people year around; to love people 6,000 miles away as well as 6 miles or 6 feet away.
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia
Climate: Continental climate, hot summers and cold winters.
Coastal climate, dry summers and mild winters
Area: 56,542 sq km (slightly smaller than West Virginia)
Population: 4,489,409 (July 2009 est.)
Ethnic groups: Croatian 89.6%
Official language: Croatian (Many people speak/understand some English)
Capital: Zagreb Government type: Presidential/Parliamentary democracy
National holiday: Independence Day – June 25 (from Yugoslavia in 1991)
Economy: Income per capita $10,710 (USD)
Agriculture – 5%
Industry – 31.3%
Services – 63.6%
Roman Catholic – 87.8%
Orthodox – 4.4%
Muslim – 1.3%
Other Christian – 0.4%
Unspecified – 0.9%
None – 5.2%
Communication: Land lines – 1.825 million users
Cell phones – 5.035 million users
Internet – 1.995 million users
Currency exchange Rate: $1.00 (USD) = 5.68 (KN) (March 30, 2009)
Date: displayed as dd/mm/yyyy in Europe
Passport: You will need to keep your passport with you at all times. If you have not done so, please make a copy of your passport and give the copy to the church. Leave a copy at home as well in case you lose your passport. You will register with the police department upon arrival in Sisak. You must carry this document with you as well.
American dollars cannot be used to make purchases in Croatia. Exchanging dollars to Croatia Kuna is required for making purchases. There are several banks in Sisak that can accommodate currency exchanges but plan ahead. Bank hours fluctuate as do currency exchange rates. Sometimes, other methods of payment are accepted such as Visa or Master Card.
Traveler’s checks are not recommended. Merchants and some banks do not accept them. The exchange rate is bad and some fees to cash them may be high.
ATM machines are available in Sisak. Be sure to bring the PIN number. If using a credit card, call your credit card company in advance and let them know you will be traveling to Europe and that you will be using your credit card there. Funds may not be available if you do not make arrangements prior to traveling.
Discover card and personal checks are NOT accepted in Europe.
You will want to make sure you keep some Kuna with you to buy ice cream, soda, water, or coffee that you might want while walking through town. Most of these items cost between 5 and 10 kuna each.
HiS PRINT Ministries is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization based outside of Houston, Texas.