A team of six people will soon be making a prayer foray into the Balkan Region of Europe from June 23-30, 2017. Our plan includes several stops along the Via Egnatia to inquire of the Lord regarding his placement of workers, and his provision of gospel-proclaiming churches along this ancient road. Constructed to connect Rome to Istanbul and points east, the Via originally brought the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ancient biblical city of Philippi and the surrounding area by the apostle Paul. Few churches remain today in this largely Muslim dominated corridor. We will also be in Durres, Albania, where we will encourage the believers in the newly established church plant there with Kujtim and Lauren Rushiti, and pray the Lord will appoint more believers and workers to their team.
At this critical time in history, as The Orchard grows it’s partnerships in the Balkans with gospel-proclaiming missionaries and church planters, there are ever-increasing requests from our national partners for prayer and fellow workers. We are compelled to respond and ask for your prayer as we go.
Would you consider making an eternal investment with us in the Balkans? Contributions can be made in several ways:
Securely online at theorchardefc.org. Select a campus or choose “I’m New” and follow the instructions under the Give Online tab at the top. Make sure to indicate the contribution is for Balkan Summer.
Text Giving. Text to 847.221.6140, the amount and SUMBALKAN (e.g., 50 SUMBALKAN), and follow the one-time link to fill out contact information and credit/debit card information.
Through Online Banking. Set up automatic giving with your bank’s online bill payment system. Indicate Balkan Summer in the memo portion.
By check. Make checks payable to The Orchard. Return using the enclosed envelope and indicate the name of my mission team, Balkan Summer, when mailing the check to The Orchard, 1301 S. Grove Ave., Barrington, IL 60010. Please DO NOT write our name on the check.
Thank you for your partnership!