Compassion and Mercy Associates

Joining Hands to Reach a Hurting World

Agape Center

In the Kosovar city of Gjilan, the Agape Center is making a difference in the lives of those with physical and mental disabilities.


In Kosovo, CAMA worker Di Ullrich provides occupational therapy services, which is rare to find in this small Balkan country, for people with disabilities. In caring for the physical needs of those often considered useless, she has an opportunity to bring spiritual hope and physical healing to Kosovars.

Agape Center has cultivated a culture of prayer across its different programs. The clinic hosts a weekly Bible study, and now when participants see that someone is sick or injured, they immediately go to prayer. This is a new experience for many. One participant was excited to read the story of Abraham, which then opened a door for him to have a meaningful conversation with Di.

But Di is lacking some basic resources. Many of the clients that Di sees are children with cerebral palsy who could benefit greatly from standard occupational therapy equipment such as walkers and standers. Clients with hand injuries or deformative arthritis need hand splints. Your gifts to the Agape will support these needs.

Will you also pray that the Agape Center would continue to bring both physical and spiritual light to the people of Kosovo?

If you are a registered or certified occupational therapist who is interested in volunteering at the clinic or in helping to write a culturally relevant textbook, please contact us.