Greetings from Albania! Our outreach team arrived here on the 25th of April. We are staying in a church called the International Protestant Assembly of Tirana. They are amazing hosts, and have been helping to connct us into different ministries around Tirana and Albania.
During our time of being here I have had the opportunity to work with a church plant. The church is primarly made up of children. They started coming just to play games, but now some have become Christians and are sharing with their families. We get to help the missionaries here by fixing the building they do ministry in. My favorite part has been painting the building’s wall. I get to be messy while using my creativity to serve God and the ministry here!
The International Protestant Assembly of Tirana, runs a café called The Hub. All of us enjoy our ministry times in there because we get to chill, relax, have a cuppa coffee, and talk to people about Jesus. We spend a lot of time just hanging out with people because the culture is very relational.
Every week we go and visit a Roma (Gypsy) camp. For three hours we run around playing games, doing crafts, and teaching them Bible verses. All of the kids there are adorable! The people who run the ministry, told us that resently the kids have been asking questions like ‘who is this Jesus you are always talking about’. Our prayer for our time here is that we an help answer that question.