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High School Albania Team Update


High School Albania Team Update- June 18

Mirembrema! Good evening from Lushnje, Albania! Today our team has hit the ground running after a few days of recuperation and has begun to serve whole-heartedly. We began our first day of English classes, filmed some of our students in our music video and ran some evening activities with students from our classes and the Way of Peace Church. At the end of our busy day, our hearts are full of service and our stomachs are full of buke (bread). I am looking forward to good night’s rest to prepare for another great day tomorrow.

Teaching in pairs, we all teach two English classes. Today we discussed “Me, My Friends and My Family.” We shared a little but about ourselves with our students and they shared with us in return. This was a great way to break the ice and begin friendships that will stretch across continents. To close class we shared Isaiah 40:28-31 to begin to introduce them to the Bible and to our faith. These words from Isaiah both astound us with God’s unfathomable power and comfort us with his renewing strength. We hope to continue to introduce uplifting scriptures until we share to full Gospel message on Thursday.

After classes we filmed some of the students, along with our team, dancing for our music video. The kids love to be on camera and we love to dance with them! I am looking forward to seeing how the video turns out. It is sure to be super qef! (fun)

This evening we invited our students to join us at the church for some activities. We taught them some games that we all played as a whole group and we ended the whole thing in a big dance party. We showed the Albanians some American dances and they taught us some of their traditional dances. It is a beautiful picture of the unity of Christ’s church when those who may not speak the same language can come together for fellowship and fun. Until tomorrow, ciao! 

- Laceyann 

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