Thursday, April 25, 2013

Seeing things from a New Godly perspective!

Dilaver and Xhuli Duda
Lots of times in our lives we are blinded by seeing God by our sins that separate us from Him. While Jesus was here on earth He healed blind Bartimaeus because of his faith. “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. Mark 10:52. In ministry we are not able to heal the blind but we are able to help people with the sin that blinds them. One family in Kavaje Dilaver and his mom Xhuli (Julie) are now seeing things from a new perspective. Dilaver comes to Kids club in Kavaje and needed new glasses. Arian was able to take him to the eye doctor and get him the new glasses. Dilaver and his mom were very grateful for the new glasses and the help because they could not afford new glasses. Praise God that we were able to help him! We pray that Dilaver and Xhuli continue to come to the Kids club and will open their heart to God when the time is right. 
Marsida and her family

We are also very excited to tell you about another family. We have told you about Marsida in the past. She was so excited when she received her first bible and she reads it to her family. Marsida has been a delight to us with her enthusiasm to learn about God. She has been coming to Kids Club for many years. This week we were very excited when Marsida and her family showed up to the church in Kavaje. Marsida's mom seemed very interested in continuing to come to church. We pray that they continue to come and learn more about Christ. 
Staff and Mac

We also have a big change to tell you about in the ministry. After much prayer and discussion with our leadership board in America, our clinic is being reduced. The final decision was to keep Dr. Nikolla as our main doctor to continue the work of the clinic. After this summer Dr. Vangjeli and our nurse Zenel will be retiring. For the past several years there has been a greater focus on the church and less growth of the clinic. This is a very hard change for all especially since Dr. Vangjeli and Zenel have been with the ministry since it started 14 years ago. We know that Dr. Vangjeli and Zenel will continue to be a great help in the church. Please pray for them during this transition.

News from Stefanie: Things are going great here in the States. I am excited to be spending time with my family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ even though I am anxiously awaiting Arian's arrival May 13th! I have been able to visit with McDonough Christian and Hickory Valley Christian church so far. I hope to visit more churches soon. I went to the doctor this week and all is going well with baby David but they want to keep a close eye on him and I will have doctor's visits 2x per week. We want baby David to stay in as long as possible to make sure he is fully developed.
I was also blessed with a nice turtle themed baby shower for David from my close friends in Atlanta. Please continue to pray for strength and patience for Arian, Baby David and I.

Praises/ Prayers: 
* Continue to pray for Mara and Klara. Mara was back in Albania last week and they are still waiting for treatment for Klara in Italy. 
* Continue to pray for a new building for the church in Durres. 
* Pray for the staff and the changes coming
* Pray for Arian as he travels to the states to join Stefanie, May 13th. 

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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