Hey Friends & Family!!!
Happy New Year! My hope and prayer for you is that God will open doors of grace and blessing that you never imagined possible. What a Mighty God we serve!
I have included here some highlight photos of our New Year celebrations and service here in Elbasan, Albania. I arrived here on Christmas afternoon with 12 other girls on the “Brave Love” team, and each day since has been an adventure!
The amount of love I have for Albania & the Albanian people is crazy!! Being an all women’s team in this country is the greatest blessing— I love my team & I love you my Albanian family!! thank you for embracing us in the warmth of Jesus!
Pastor Kristian took us for a walk, sharing the vision for church in Albania—it’s 3 years old, & they already need a new location!! it’s growing so big!!
One of my first assignments for the church is to fill the sanctuary with murals–prophetic art declarations–that people will see as they make their ways up the stairs and into the sanctuary to worship the Lord! Pastor Kristian is such a transformational man who has given me the freedom to “go for it” as the Lord leads me. His releasing approach is so inspiring.
We all came with expectations to serve these precious people and to reach out by making friends on the streets of Elbasan, and Pastor Kristian is championing us in the effort!
I have been bonding with the culture and even picking up the language far quicker than I expected! The people are so warm, friendly, open and engaging! The way the people here communicate makes me feel so at home! I love their jovial, loud conversation style!
In my heart, I already feel like I want come and serve long term in Albania! Please be in prayer with me regarding this, that the Lord will confirm His will and purpose for me.
My father has always said “The future is as bright as the promises of God.” Jeremiah 29:11 says
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.“
Wishing you all the best in the coming year,
From the core of my heart to yours,
New Year Highlights from Elbasan, Albania!
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have poured into my life with prayer and finances. As a “faith missionary” all of my financial support comes from the generous donations—whether through a “one-time” gift or monthly offering— of people who believe in what I am doing. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!