Gordon Burgett

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Howdy! My name is Gordon Burgett and I'm going to Albania this summer. I first went in the summer of 2013, and fell in love with both the people and the mission. Since that time I’ve been back and forth every summer, and a few stints in between.


This summer, we're continuing the work we've been doing over the past 7+ years. As the Poland Re:Generation project matures, we're starting to look into new ways we can support the native staff and church members in Albania and beyond. This is a great opportunity for us to continue to invest in people whose hearts are fully devoted to God:

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.  - 2 Chronicles 16:9

We have built many deep relationships over the years in Albania, and know many people whose lives and ministries God is already strongly supporting. The question we are now asking ourselves is, how can we be part of that support? A secondary purpose of our mission this year is to investigate opportunities to support leaders throughout the year, not just during the summer.

One avenue we are investigating is the ministry to college students in Shkodër, Albania. My good friend and former roommate Pal Hila lives there, leading the college ministry team. He has invited myself and Jenn Saucier to come take part in that ministry for a week. Pal and his wife Ueda are among those whom we believe God has big plans for; anything we can do to support them will be a valuable use of time and resources.

In addition to this, I will be taking part in the Young Professionals ministry again this year. This is another area worth investing in, because the lay leaders in the Young Professionals ministry are the key to the next generation of the church.They are active, inspired, and trained to take the Gospel to their workplaces and friend groups. Beyond that, they form the core of the next generation of church leaders. We can and must continue to invest in discipling them.

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