Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy 100th Anniversary Albania!

This week has been a great week of celebrating Albania's independence. We started off on Sunday with a dreke (lunch) at the church. We had lots of great food and fellowship. We even had some new faces at the church this Sunday that stayed and ate with us. It is amazing to see the patriotism of Albania. The buildings and apartments are littered with Albanian flags! I wish that all Christians would have the same pride in their God as they do in their country.
Rudina and Laura
Arian, Shpresa, Vito and Vangjeli


We are asking for a special request. Every year for Christmas Arian buys food for the children and their families in Kavaje. This year it is especially hard for the children and their familes because the governement has moved them. They have had to leave their homes and start over from scratch. They are building their houses of whatever they can find cardboard, scrap wood, rocks, etc. They don't have electricity, water or bathroom. We are looking for $10 sponsors. $10 will give food for 10 people. All total we need to raise enough for 160 people ($160). Please consider helping a family have food for Christmas. Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40 If God has blessed you to help please email us. God bless!

Member Spotlight: This week I want to tell you about a member of our church. Magdalena is 91 years old and the oldest member of our church. She is still full of the joy and spirit of our Lord! Magdalena was one of the first teachers in Durres and she loves to read and teach people Italian. She tells Arian every Sunday that she will see him the next Sunday unless God takes her home. We are very glad that Magdalena is a part of our church because she is a blessing to us!

* Continue to pray for Klara and her family as they wait for surgery.
* Praise: Juli is doing great in school. Continue to pray for him. 
* Pray for continued growth in the church more are asking about baptism. Praise the Lord! 
* Please be in prayer for Stefanie's mom, she will have surgery today on her throat. 

We would love to hear from you! God bless!
Serving in His name, 
Arian & Stefanie Kosta
Address: L3 Rr Skenderbej AP:1043 Durres, Albania

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