James and McKenzie Byrd

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As you may know, we had the opportunity to travel to Albania in 2018 with Watermark Community Church, working in partnership with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). This summer, we have the privilege of returning and leading a team from June 28 to July 8! Other Eastern Europe teams (pictured above) will be traveling to other Albanian cities as well as Hungary and Poland for additional ministry opportunities. 

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the fall of Communism and the 20th anniversary of the end of war in neighboring Kosovo, which included the deportation of 800,000 Albanians and the mass genocide of Kosovo Albanians. Today, there is still a need for spiritual healing and the gospel in Albania.

Our team will once again be holding camp for high school students in Tirana, the capital of Albania. The Tirana team will consist of six people, including us. We will have the opportunity to lead discussions, play games, build friendships, have conversations over coffee and share the good news of Jesus' death and resurrection. God has done an incredible work in our lives, and we’re excited for the opportunity to once again share His love in the nation of Albania. Please be in prayer for us and the rest of the team as we juggle newly married life and other responsibilities with trip preparation. May God be glorified through this marvelous opportunity! 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at jamesbyrd91@gmail.com! 

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