LUSHNJË, ALBANIA | JUNE 13-27 |
DAYS #1-3: We made it safely to Albania on Friday afternoon and it has been a pleasant whirlwind since we arrived. Saturday morning we jumped straight into orientation and then went to the village of Bitaj (Way of Peace church plant) for their church service and then ran a VBS program for the kids and teenagers there. It was a fun time & also very hot. On Sunday we went out to another village called Moravë where we did a couple hours with of activities with them. The kids were all so sweet and enjoyed the games we played as well as dancing! We are going to head to the evening church service soon at Way of Peace Church and then we will prepare for our week of VBS that starts tomorrow (Monday)! We are gradually getting over jet lag, but pray for the team as we continue to work hard in the midst of tiredness from traveling. Until next time!
DAYS #4-6: VBS started on Monday and it has been such a wonderful time with the students. Between singing “Shipwrecked” each morning to the three rotations of Bible Lesson, Craft, & Activity, it has been a blast! Each evening we head back to the church for a Bible Study and then run about an hour of activities with the students which usually ends with dancing. It’s fun to learn the Albanian dances as well. Our Calvary missionary and friend, Lenci, has been an amazing support and helps translate often. The team is doing well, working hard, and loving it here! We have one more day of VBS and then we leave early on Friday morning to head to the beach for Spiritual Emphasis camp!! Pray for the students as they prepare for this weekend, and pray their hearts are opened to hearing the Word of God!