Albania: Magazines, Answered Prayers, and Fun with Friends!

Albanian Night, our "Grand Finale" with all of the students was held Friday night.  It was so much fun to watch the students enjoy Albanian folk dances, and many of our group even joined in!  We also had a great time playing lots of games with the students!

 

Games Night with the "Pit"  group

Games Night with the "Pit"  group

Game Night

Game Night

Earlier in the day, our team went out to the various universities around Tirana to begin the magazine distribution which is a major opportunity to make connections with first year students. 

 

The student magazine, the test they can take to possibly win an iPad mini, and the sheet each student would complete with their contact information  

The student magazine, the test they can take to possibly win an iPad mini, and the sheet each student would complete with their contact information  

Meanwhile, Preston was given an amazing opportunity to speak to international leaders here in Tirana, and there were meetings throughout the day with students to follow up on last year's decisions or to share the gospel for the first time.

 

Celebrating the first event to be held in the new church plant near the medical university.  We even got to help with taking the plastic wrap off the new chairs! 

Celebrating the first event to be held in the new church plant near the medical university.  We even got to help with taking the plastic wrap off the new chairs! 

In the afternoon, we were able to be a part of the first event to be held at the new "Mozaik" Church which is being planted near the medical university.  

 

Judy was able to speak to all of the medical students who were present while Oellumb translated. 

Judy was able to speak to all of the medical students who were present while Oellumb translated. 

Then we had fun with some American activities and the photo booth. 

Discussing the Fourth of July with medical students  

Discussing the Fourth of July with medical students  

Today was definitely a wonderful "Grand Finale" to our trip!