Gordon Burgett

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Hi!  My name is Gordon Burgett and I'm going to Albania!

Why Albania?

Albania has been on my heart since 2013 when me, Jeff Welskopf, and Will Noll went for 10 days to evangelize high school students.  Since then our partnership with Albania has continued to grow. In 2015 I quit my job as a programmer to spend 2 years there helping them start a ministry to professionals, similar to what we do at The Porch in Dallas. In July 2017 Watermark sent 32 professionals to Albania to serve with 4 separate CRU ministries for 9 days, including the now 2-year old Albanian professionals ministry. This is far from the culmination of our efforts. I expect our partnership to continue to grow over the coming years.

​Summer 2018

Six Teams, five cities, three countries, three ministries... One Mission.

This summer we are going to Eastern Europe to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are returning to three cities in Albania: Tirana, Korça, and Elbasan. There we will continue our partnership with Cru Albania for high school and young professionals ministries. Albania teams are departing June 29 and July 7, 2018. This year will mark the sixth that we will have traveled to Albania for the Summer Project.

In addition, we have two new teams traveling to Hungary and Poland. A team traveling to Pécs, Hungary (departing July 14, 2018) will be partnering with Cru Hungary to initiate young people in that city in ways that build upon the high school ministry template that is established in Albania. A team traveling to Southern Poland (departing July 7, 2018) will partner with Cru Poland to launch a pilot for a recovery ministry. "Regeneration Recovery" is a 12-step program that was established by Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas and is currently adopted by hundreds of churches across the United States.

The teams have been formed, and the ~40 members are undergoing three-month discipleship training ahead of our summer departure. We are looking for supporters to join us through prayer and financial support. The cost for most team members is $3,000, while those members who are a part of multiple teams have a trip cost of $3,500.

Follow our website at https://www.teamalbania.org/ to keep up with news from our mission!

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