For the 6th year in a row, young adults from Watermark Community Church, through a partnership with Cru, are once again traveling to Albania (in Eastern Europe) on a Short-Term Discipleship Trip to minister to High School students and Young Adults/Future Leaders of Albania. This year we're expanding for an additional High School group in Hungary and a recovery ministry in Poland called ReGen. It is amazing to see what God has done with our team in just 6 short years, going from 3 people to 39 this year!!
This year (2018) marks the 27th anniversary of the fall of Communism and the 19th anniversary of the end of war in neighboring Kosovo, which included the deportation of 800,000 ethnic Albanians and the mass genocide of Kosovo Albanians. Today, there is still a great need for spiritual healing and the Gospel in Albania.
In partnership with Cru, this year we will be helping run summer camps for high school students in Tirana, Elbasan, and Korce, Albania and Hungary. My team of 9 will be in Tirana, Albania from June 29th to July 9th, 2018. We will have the opportunity to play games, do team building activities, build friendships, have conversations over coffee, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition to that, another teams will be serving the Albanian Young Professionals Group (which I was a part of last year) and building into the future leaders and young adults of Tirana, not to mention sharing with them our ultimate hope in the Gospel. The last group will be working in Poland to plant the groundwork for a ministry called ReGen and form groups that will continue virtually from Texas for a year-long curriculum in Christ-centered recovery.
Will you please pray for all of our team members and the friends we will meet abroad? If you'd like to give a financial gift to help me make a difference in these people's lives, just click the "Give a Gift" button to make a donation by credit card or by bank account transfer. If you'd like to mail a check, please make it out to Cru, put my name and account number (0936825) in the memo, and mail to my home. Thank you reading through to learn about all we're aiming to do to build God's kingdom and for considering ways you can help us get there!
May God be glorified through this marvelous opportunity!