Our church planting team leader in Durrës, Arvid, told me over lunch today that this has been the most productive team he’s had yet to serve in Albania in terms of tangible, visible gain: new visitors to the church, new introductions, Gospel witness and encouragement.
It was the Lord that directed my (Brad Mullet) last minute participation with this team to Albania and now I’m seeing why. The Orchard is one year into this partnership in Durrës and like any partnership, it hasn’t been without difficulty or misunderstandings. Praise be to God that grace prevails and the work we undertake together for the advance of the gospel is indeed God directed and blessed.
Together we’ve concluded that God has directed us to take the gospel to this region, we’ve submitted and set a straight course.
We’ve just heard that Kujtim’s interview for citizenship went well and he’ll apply for a US passport soon. The team here is eager to have them join the work. The Lord continues to provide wonderfully for the work ahead.
Here’s a candid shot of part of our team — working in the church in the morning and meeting in the afternoons with kids and youth who they invited off the streets in the mornings.
We are blessed to be sent here, blessed to serve here, and blessed to support the ministry here.
May the name of the Lord be exalted!
Brad, for the team