Albania

					The Story God is Telling
We have a larger role to play
 than we may have thought!
               Why Albania?
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill
  cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a
  lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they
  put it on its stand and it gives light to
  everyone in the house.
  In the same way, let your light shine before
  men, that they may see your good deeds and
  praise your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5: 14-16
      A Brief History of Albania
• (4000-1500 BC) to 50 AD – Illyricum
• 50 AD to 1443 – Conquered by Roman,
  Byzantine, Bulgarian and Serbian Empires
• 1443 – 1468 – Skenderbeg successfully
  defends against the Ottoman Empire
• 1478 – 1912 – Conquered by Ottoman Empire
• 1912 – 1940 – King Zog
• 1940 – 1990 – Communist rule
                  Cultural History
• Christian through the Middle Ages
• Forced Islam by Mohammed II in 1478
  • Angry God to be feared
• Communism
   – There is no God
   – No trust – constantly on guard for who will turn you in next
• Current
   – 30% plus unemployment
   – 40% of the countries income is imported
Sunday
Monday




         Erseke
Tuesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
         Adventure Core Values
• Conversational walk with God
  – Got it
• Warfare
  – Two major ministries shut down in the past two
    years by simple warfare
• Healing
  – Virtually unknown
• Community
  – Scattered, most operate alone
  So what does this have
     to do with you?
• Get involved!
  – Pray
  – Consider a future mission trip
  – Consider leaving this place behind and
    being trained to bring the four core values
    to Albania as a full time missionary
  – Financially support the mission

				
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