A new partnership and vision to reach Albania for the gospel through Christianity Explored.
Several months ago Craig Dyer, CEM Training Director had the same conversation in two different countries with two different people. Both had a vision to reach Albania with the Gospel and both love Christianity Explored as an effective tool for sharing their faith.
Erion Cuni [Pastor of the Life in Christ Evangelical Church, Tirana] and Scott Ballantine [Director of Living Water International/Adopt-A-Child, Albania based in Northern Ireland] have a vision to make Christianity Explored available in Albanian. The course is currently available within the prison system through The Prisoner’s Journey®. But Erion’s vision is to move it from behind bars, with the help of God, and make it available to the whole Albanian nation.
There is a nationwide social, political and economic collapse in Albania. People are trying to leave in droves. Families and social networks are disintegrating and there is a sense of despair over the nation. Militant Islam is on the rise in Albania and Islam is being spread through schools that are founded by foreign Islamic groups in many of the major cities. Large areas of the country are still untouched by the gospel 25 years after the fall of communism. Many city neighbourhoods have no gospel witness whilst villages are mostly devoid of witness.
In the Fier region, the second most populous in Albania, there are 106 villages, with just 2 churches and 5 evangelistic works. Christianity Explored will give local churches a tool that can be used at a time when workers are few.
Erion and Scott have joined forces to try and get this project off the ground, with Scott spearheading the fundraising. We're thrilled that £15,000 have already been pledged towards the £20,000 target.
”The Lord has already supplied the resources, it’s in the pockets of His people, He just has to prompt them to pass it on to me. I believe He will do so, as our primary aim is to raise up the banner of Jesus Christ across Albania, to the Glory of God.”
A first production run of 10,000 handbooks, 2,000 Leader Guides & 1,000 accompanying DVD’s is envisaged, whilst training 500 small group leaders over an initial 3-5 year period.
Have you the heart to help? Would you be willing to pray, donate or fundraise?
We would love to hear from you.
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