The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one. Matthew 13:38
Walking home after buying two handfuls of groceries a couple of weeks ago I almost ran into a little girl in the middle of the sidewalk. I repositioned my stance and the groceries in my hands and squeezed around her. Why would her parents let her be squatted down in the middle of the sidewalk? What was she doing? She had a small cup and was watering the weeds growing between the sidewalk cracks. This stuck in my head as quite odd. But I think too many times in life we are just like that little girl. With all of our heart we pour out all that we have into weeds of this world and neglect the beautiful thirsty flowers that are around us. I want to pray daily for God to direct my focus to whom he wants and not for me to waste time playing in the weeds.
One of our youth Gloria is having to go back to school for highschool. This is her second year away in Elbasan. We have supported her with housing while she is away. She also has been an amazing help this summer and we are blessed to have her here. She told us that this has been the best summer of her life. Gloria was able to deepen her relationship with Christ this summer.
Thank you for your prayers for our family! On July 11th, Arian's dad (Naun)'s heart stopped working. They rushed him to Tirana, the capital, to put in a pacemaker. He is doing much better but has some blood clots in his leg and they are worried about them moving and causing a stroke. Please continue to pray for Naun.
We are very excited about visiting the states in October and November. God has prepared a way for Arian's sister to take care of his parents while we are in the states. Here is our schedule so far of where we will be during our furlough. We would love to see you!
October 8- McDonough Christian Church, McDonough Ga
October 15- Hickory Valley Christian Church, Chattanooga, Tn
October 22- Horsepasture Christian Church, Horsepasture, Va
October 25- Colonial Heights Church of Christ, Norfolk, Va
October 29- First Christian Church Keswick, Charlottesville, Va
November 5- Crosspoint Christian Church, Conyers, Ga
November 19- Hickory Valley Christian Church, Chattanooga, Tn
December 3- McDonough Christian Church, McDonough Ga
Thank you for all your prayers and support. We love and appreciate you all!
Serving in His name,
Arian & Stefanie Kosta
Stateside address: 148 Wolfe St. Cohutta, Ga 30710 Albanian Address: L3 Rr Egnatia AP:1043