What difference does it make? Our being here in Peshkopi, that is. Does it matter? Well, in terms of results, we just don’t know for certain. The answer belongs to God, because God causes any growth that comes from our mission efforts. However, we are certainly seeing signs of growth, indications that our being here does matter. The overall response of the Albanian students is their enthusiastic learning of English and welcoming and joyful acceptance of our presence and message. And many individual responses of appreciation and affection affirm our witness of making Christ known by our words and actions. Good stuff! We believe that it does matter.
This week of Camp 2 is swiftly coming to an end. It’s amazing how quickly time passes! There’s only one day left, which promises to be a lot of fun with the impending class dramas during the closing program tomorrow. The students are in fine form today, they danced up a storm after lunch, and they’re showing a lot of humor and energetic learning, in spite of a morning power outage that left David and Angela’s classes in almost total darkness, and the rest of us in the shadows. The generator is on now, and the light has returned – reminding me of the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in this beautiful community. Hummm…
Thanks to our senders for sending us and for your prayers!
Pr. Phil & Carolyn Lee are the EEMN Albania Team Leaders. After serving as team members in 2017 they grew a true affinity for the people and for the stunning land of Albania. After faithfully serving Deny Park Lutheran in Seattle, Pr. Phil & Carolyn now spend much of their time serving in Arizona at Shepherd's Canyon Retreat Center for pastors, spouses, and ministry leaders in need of emotional and spiritual support.