In May this year, the Christianity Explored course, translated into the Albanian language, was launched in Tirana, the capital of Albania.
We have all been shocked by the images coming out of the area around the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala this week.
Partnership is very much a key part of all that we are doing in Albania these days, working with other Christian groups to bring as much blessing as we can to the children and families God has given us to care for.
Two years ago, on 13th March 2016, a new Church plant in Jocotenango on the outskirts of Antigua, Guatemala opened its doors, with Pastor Steve McDaniel leading worship.
Over the past year or so, AACUK Area Coordinator for Ireland, Scott Ballantine, has been involved in a partnership between Adopt-A-Child and Christianity Explored Ministries to have the Christianity Explored course translated into Albanian for use in churches throughout that country.
Now that the the Blessing Field Project in the Quiche mountains of Guatemala is firmly established, after a whole year in operation and several different crops harvested, the young people are adding some animals to the ‘farm’.
My pre-Christmas visit to our ministry in Albania was one of the most exciting visits I’ve had in all my time travelling to this wonderful country. God is on the move in Albania! No doubt!
Around February 2017, our Guatemala Director, Steve McDaniel, had a vision to use some of the land around one of our programs to bless the local communities, and the Blessing Field Project was born.
During the month of December all our programs in Guatemala and Albania have a special Christmas celebration for all the children who attend throughout the year.
Last year our Area Coordinator for England & Wales, Peter Barton, was contacted by corporate clothing firm Rowlinsons of Stockport. They had several thousand assorted sweatshirts and cardigans that were ‘seconds’ due to the fact that the colour was not quite right for their clients, and they wanted to donate them to charities who were…