Father Bogdan Zjalic will share a presentation entitled, “Preparing for His coming again” during the luncheon following the Divine Liturgy at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, IN taking place Sunday, Nov. 29.

Following the presentation there will be a brief concert featuring special guests the Brkic Children who will share their love of God and talents singing Gospel music. The triplets Vera, Nada, and Slobodan Brkic are triplets born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1989. The English translation for their names mean Faith, Hope, and Freedom.

An overdose of oxygen in their incubators left Nada and Slobodan blind. Luckily Vera did not suffer the same fate.

Over the years, the two have been preparing for a surgery that should restore their vision. A new intervention, an implant of an artificial retina, is the leading available option, though it is a costly procedure. Nada and Slobodan are considered excellent candidates for the implants according to a team of doctors at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. Donations are appreciated to help these two young people see the world for the first time.