Albanians Respond to Christ

Albania

Although not as badly hit as its neighboring country of Italy, Albania has still been affected by the many changes brought on by COVID-19. As in many other places, the government there decided to close all schools and shut down the country. The lockdown in Albania has been one of the more extreme, however. People there have been advised to go out only for one hour during the day to buy necessary items, like food and medicine. The elderly are …

Reaching Beyond Borders

Albania

With the help of social media, Words of Hope Albania is sharing programs with Albanian immigrants living outside the country. The largest concentration of these immigrants is in Greece and Italy.  Thanks to this exposure, our team is now also sharing programs on Greek Christian radio stations. There has also been an increased demand from within Greece for Bible-based books and other printed resources in the Albanian language. As they focus more on online ministry, Words of Hope Albania has …

Albanian Interviews Aired on TV

Albania

Some time ago, Words of Hope’s team in Albania launched a project called, “The Truth I Hold.” The goal was to interview over 300 Albanian Christians about their conversion stories and about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives. These programs were initially broadcast on radio. More recently, some of the most popular interviews were prepared for television. The video footage was edited to compose 25-30 minute TV programs to be broadcast on TV-7, Albania’s only Christian television …

No Longer Atheist

Albania, Kosovo

From the Outside In Albert Dosti served as a captain in the Albanian army. He was a radio specialist, and during the 1980s, his job was to monitor the airwaves, always searching for whispered threats of invasion or anti-party messages to warn the government about. One evening, while scanning the static, he heard a voice speaking in Albanian, “If you want to learn more about God, we will meet again tomorrow.” Albert stopped, stunned, wanting to hear more, but those …

Making an Impact in Kosovo

Albania, Kosovo

A quick glance at the numbers and you’ll see the great need for churches in the fairly new country of Kosovo. Kosovo’s population is around 2.5 million, and there are merely 30 Christian churches. These are small congregations, with the largest numbering just around 80 believers in attendance on a given Sunday. The smallest: ten members. The capital, Pristina, has just four established churches and a couple of groups working to build the church in different areas of the city. …