For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13 NLT
As I watch our son David grow, I am amazed by the things he learns and imitates. He loves to serve. He loves to help wash the dishes, clean up, hang laundry and anything else. Living in Albania with lots of walking on the dusty roads you get very dirty feet especially now in the summer wearing sandals. One night David checked my feet and told me, "Mama feet dirty, clean up!" (in a mixture of half English half Albanian words). I went and got the bucket to wash my feet and he sat down on the floor and rubbed, washed and dried my feet. How easy it seems for my two year-old to be a servant. Why is it so hard for us to be servants as adults? We are called to serve. I pray that David continues to have this servant heart the rest of his life! How will you serve today?
VBS in Elbasan:
Visit from North Ireland:
We were blessed by a visit from a mission team from N. Ireland. They were very encouraging to us. A brother from the group George shared a short message to the church that Laura translated.
Visit from Finland:
Our dear brother in Christ Milto also came for a visit. He spent the day serving with us in Kavaje. For several years Milto worked with the poor children and old home in Kavaje. We were very blessed by his visit and all the residents of the old home were happy to see him again.
Resting in Heaven:
It is bittersweet to announce that one of our faithful members of the church has now gone on to heaven. Nene Patra passed away last week. She lived a full 82 years and we are very sad to see her go.
* We are still raising money for a building. We know that God will provide the right building at the right time.
*We are still hoping and praying for Arian's parents. They have stopped coming to church. We hope that they will start again soon. This is something Arian has been praying about for many years now.
*Exciting news coming!!! We will be having another baptism soon! Always exciting to have new brothers and sisters in Christ!
*David is still growing and learning English and Albanian so quickly.
*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!
*Pray for all right now during this high heat in the 100's (F). It is very difficult for us.
Serving in His name,
Arian & Stefanie Kosta
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