Friday, February 27, 2015

God is with you!

What a great comfort to know that whatever we are going through God is with us! We see great suffering here in Albania, unemployment for long periods of time, death, sickness, lack of food, but we always try to encourage the people that God is with them and has a plan. We can give someone bread for a day but if they don't have God they will never quench that hunger. 

We are truly seeing God at work in our ministry and I am excited to share with you some things going on. 

Old Home: 
We are excited to announce that we had a Bible Study last week at the Old Home. There has been a change in Directors there. The old director would only let us visit the people, but the new Director said we could go back to having Bible Studies again! What a Praise! The residents were happy about this as well! 

Church in Kavaje:
We are still seeing growth spiritually and physically in the church in Kavaje. It's amazing to see that less than 3 years ago we were a small house church with about 7 people. Now we are running in the mid 20's with 10 families. They are so excited about coming to church that they keep bring more family members with them. Here's our latest church picture from Kavaje. 

English Course: 
The English course has started and is going well. The oldest student is Arian's dad who just comes to listen. All the money earned is going to raise money for our new building in Durres. We pray that this will be a good evangelism outreach for the church.


Update on the building: Our small little church in Durres has been working hard to raise money as well. We have members who have made things to sell. We have raised $120. All total we have raised $14,750!  Thank you so much to all who have donated! We are still needing individuals, small groups, or Sunday school classes to buy a meter. You can buy a meter for $100 or even split it up into so much per month. You can donate through paypal at the donate button on this site or write a check to the address below.

Member Spotlight:
We would love for you to know this humble little family. This is Manuel (Husband), Festime (Wife), and Klara (Daughter) almost three years old. This family has been attending the church in Kavaje for about 4 months now. We have been praying for Manuel to find job and in the past two weeks he has! Praise the Lord! Now we are praying for Klara. We have taken her to the doctor for the past two weeks to find out what is causing her leg to be shorter than the other. She walks ok but falls down a lot. Come to find out her spine is severely curved. Please pray that we can get her to the right Doctor to correct this problem before it causes any more damage. We love Klara and want to see her healthy!

Thank You!
We would like to send an extra Thank you to Colonial Hills Church of Christ in Norfolk, Virginia who have been sending us letters of encouragement in the mail! We need all the encouragement we can get!  

Praises/ Prayers:         

*Funding of a new Church home for us.
*Pray that more will come to Christ here in Albania.
*Pray for Arian's parents to come to Christ! They are still attending church!
*Praise- David is growing quickly and today celebrated 21 months! He keeps us busy!  

Serving in His name,
Arian & Stefanie Kosta
Address: L3 Rr Egnatia AP:1043 Durres, Albania

Follow us on Facebook: Kisha Kristiane Albania 

Donation address (tax deductable): 
Make check to McDonough Christian Church
McDonough Christian Church, 
Attn: Lisa Thomas-Albania building Fund, 
2000 Jonesboro Rd. 
McDonough, Ga 30253

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