Easter Blessings in Kosovo

kosovo-1The following is an excerpt of a letter from an Alliance international worker, who serves at the Ringjallja Community Center in Gjilan, Kosovo, a city with only about 60 believers.

Happy Easter from Kosovo! We had a great day here—a big Easter service in front of the city theater in Gjilan that included churches from all over Kosovo. It was the culminating event of a week-long evangelistic outreach program.

All week long, the volunteers from all churches wore yellow shirts with the name of our outreach—Life for Kosovo—on the back. The front of the shirts read, “Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.'”  Each day of the outreach we were involved in projects, such as drug awareness seminars in the schools, repairing a city park, so the children can play there, and a blood drive. We cleaned up some city streets, as well as the yard of the city hospital and the university across the street from the Ringjallja Center.

During the afternoons, some volunteers held soccer and volleyball tournaments while others delivered food packages to poor families or handed out flowers and invitations to the Easter service. A Saturday evening concert was a big hit for youth. All of these projects were covered in times of prayer and worship.

kosovo-2Sunday morning as I was getting ready to go to the service, I reflected on the week, thinking that it has been one of my best weeks in Kosovo so far! I enjoyed building relationships with the believers from other churches in Gjilan and other parts of Kosovo. I enjoyed the momentum of the week and the energy of everyone helping out with all of the various projects. The week was energizing; it was filled with blessings.

One of those blessings happened when a teenage girl, who had been helping us out with the drug awareness program in the high schools, expressed her desire to accept Jesus as her Savior. We had the privilege of praying with her before lunch one of the days. Three young men also raised their hands to accept Christ at the youth concert Saturday night.

As the time drew near for the Easter service to begin, people began to crowd around the theater. Volunteer ushers wore their shirts again, so they could be easily spotted. The blessings rose to a crescendo when approximately 300 people attended the Easter service. We praise God, who was definitely at work in us, among us, and through us this week!

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