On June 24th, 1981 this village was illuminated by a light seeming to come from above a nearby mountain - Two teenage girls, Mirjana Dragicevic from Sarajevo and her friend Ivanka Ivankovic from Mostar, saw what they described as a "beautiful woman holding a child surrounded by a brilliant white light". Since 1981 between 20 and 30 million people of all races and creeds have visited this alleged apparition sight to decide for themselves. The message of Medjugorje is a call to conversion, back to God. Our Lady's purpose for coming to earth is to guide each one of us back to her Son Jesus. The time for decision is now Our Lady's call is urgent.