Hello Church Family!

I am excited to share with you all that, this summer, I will be sharing the Gospel and working to advance the Kingdom of God in Tirana, Albania.  Tirana is located just north of Greece in Europe.  I will be spending between 6-10 weeks there, serving and discipling the community.  Global Outreach at Harding University is the program through which I am going.  For more than 30 years, this program has been sending students on mission trips and internships, and I am privileged to be one of many students going this summer.  I will be participating in a mission internship.  This means that I will be working with an onsite missionary and primarily be involved in evangelistic work.  I will also receive training next semester on discipleship and cultural immersion.  While I am in Tirana, I will be teaching English to various members of the community using scripture, will assist in writing curriculum for kid’s classes, and will develop and implement a VBS with my team.  I am excited to see what God has in store!

Part of the internship includes seeking partnerships in this mission.  I am overjoyed that our church has agreed to partner with me on this.  The support means a lot, and I am very grateful.  I also want to extend an invitation for a partnership to you as members of our church.  Naturally, I am seeking financial support.  The funds I raise will not only go to supporting my

internship, but the internships of other students as well.  In addition, funds raised will go to funding the VBS and other needs while I am in Tirana.  Importantly, I am also seeking prayers of encouragement, strength, and courage, as well as prayers that God will prepare the people in Tirana for us to reach them.

If you have any questions or wish to talk to me more about Albania, I will welcome the conversation.  I am excited to take this journey alongside my church family!

“Attempt great things for God, expect great things from God” (Kingdom Unleashed)

Thank you!

Bre Bishop

If you would like to contribute to Bre’s internship in this mission work, there are envelopes on the table in the hallway.  You may use these to make donations and may return them in the contribution trays or to the church office.