I recently traveled to Tirana, Albania to begin work with a couple of crazy church planters who are dreaming about reaching their country with the Jesus Mission. As usual, I made contact with these guys in Albania through a very simple conversation that led to great opportunities for developing a new addition to the New Thing/New Churches Now Reproducing Movement of Eurasia, or the Ex-Soviet Union.
Why go and help the Albanians? I believe we should take the reproducing message of NewThing anywhere that there are people of God dreaming about doing something that we can help them do! The people of Albania are open to spiritual conversations but there is a battle-taking place over who will begin these conversations.
I had the chance to meet with 54 Church Planters during a Church Planting Conference we held and it was amazing how inspired they were about everything "NewThing". These church planters are passionate about the Jesus Mission and are looking for partnership in building their own reproducing networks that will extend into the surrounding countries of Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and beyond.
We are planting two new NewThing Churches with them right now. These guys need our support as they try to advance God's Kingdom in a place that is less than one half of one percent “Followers of Christ."
God is truly doing a new thing in Albania!