We are Gedis & Çeljeta Manka !
Gedis : I was born in Lushnje , south-west of Albania . My family has e mixed religious background. My father is a Muslim and my mother Greek orthodox. I used to apply Islam when I was 12 years old. For the first time I heard about Jesus, when I moved in Tirana(capital city) to start the University in Civil Engineering . Since first year of University, I took part in an evangelizing project that CRU Students Ministry in Tirana, was organizing . After 6 months searching for the truth, I decided to believe in Jesus as my savior. From that time and on, I was involved (as a student believer) in the ministry, until I finished studying and after that, I joined CRU staff in Albania as a full time missionary.
Çeljeta : I was born in a Muslim family in Peshkopi , north-east of Albania. I accepted Jesus when I still was in my hometown, in the local church, through some Americans from Missouri that came to share Gospel, with teenagers in a summer project. I involved with CRU Students Ministry when I came to study in Tirana. This year I finished my Master Degree on Civil's Rights in Law . I decided to join CRU as a full staff missionary .
About our ministry : We are members of a team with 8 members which is committed to reach students in Tirana for Christ. Our team is committed also in a church planting initiative. And our vision for 2020 is: ''Every student will know someone who follows Christ faithfully ''.