“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Greetings from Durres, Albania! Praise God that the team, comprised of Dave, Jared, Judy, Brad, Kristie and yours truly, landed safe and tired but relatively free of travelling problems. We met with Kutjim and Arvid his afternoon to discuss how our time would be spent here in the coming days. We are eager to link arms with our church-planting brothers and sisters and we all sense that the next 10 days will help continue the process of growth in the young churches in Albania. We plan on conducting community outreaches through English lessons and planned church activities to create a “buzz” for those in Durres and Sukth to check it out.
After weeks of preparing our hearts, minds and bodies for the rigors ahead we arrive with a willingness to be flexible to the Spirit’s leading. Mission trips are always interesting because we can make plans and have a general idea of what we would like to accomplish only to be asked to go in a whole new direction once we arrive. With that said, we are confident of one thing, that God will be glorified in this process no matter what we do.
As always, we need your help. Please pray for us. This team is made up of people who love Jesus and are truly gifted by God to do marvelous things for the kingdom. Please ask the Lord to use each of us in a mighty way during our time in the Balkans. Pray that the gospel would be advanced and that the local church would grow. Please check back in with us here soon.