Friday, March 28, 2014

Power of Prayer



And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. Matthew 21:22

We completely believe in the power of prayer here. We have seen God do many great things by praying and believing. 1Timothy 5:17 says, "Pray without ceasing". Sometimes I feel like I am bothering God by praying for the same thing over and over again. God just wants us to lay all at his feet.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6. Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2. We are very thankful to be working in a ministry and seeing the fruit of God's harvest through us. May we all continue to shine his light everywhere we go! 

We would like to thank you for your prayers for us a new church building. Please keep praying! We are in a rented space and pay $800 per month which is very expensive for Albania. They have just put a bar on the level under the church that plays live loud music all hours of the night and day which is not conducive for prayer meetings and bible studies. Plus we would love to have a space with more room. Well now we have found it! Our board in America has approved for us to start raising funds for a down payment on a new building. Now we need your help. We need 500 people to buy a square foot for $100.

Please share with your church, Sunday school class, and others. We would love to be in our new building for Christmas. If you would like to give you can donate here at our blog at the donate link via paypal. If you would like donate by check see the donation address below. 

More exciting news! We have been praying about changing women's bible study. It has not been very effective. Now with the help of God I (Stefanie) have been teaching in Albanian (Shqip) for the last month. The women are now encouraged and growing in their faith. We also have been going out and visiting a widow each week. Please pray that we will continue to grow and serve others. 

Men's bible study attended a conference March 15th here in Durres. Four men from the church went and heard about growing in their faith and being a leader in their family. The men were very encouraged by other believers from all over the country of Albania. 

Member Spotlight:
Romi and Shpresa Kellici were married on March 16th with our first ever ceremony at the church. Arian officiated the wedding. Arian was honored to perform his first wedding ceremony. We pray that Romi and Shpresa continue to put God first in their lives and their marriage. Congrats!

Praises/ Prayers: 
*Pray for growth in the women's and men's bible studies. 

*Director of the Old home he has limited us to only coming for a visit every week and not doing a service. Pray that he will open his heart to us.
*Funding of a new Church home for us.
*Praise David is doing better. We have had a month of colds and ear infections.  He turned 10 months yesterday!

We would love to hear from you! God bless!
Serving in His name,
Arian & Stefanie Kosta
Address: L3 Rr Egnatia AP:1043 Durres, Albania
Donation address: 
McDonough Christian Church
Attn: Lisa Thomas-Albania building Fund
2000 Jonesboro Rd.
McDonough, Ga 30253

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