Christians in North American can choose from many different devotional resources. But this is not the case in all parts of the world. Erion Prendi, director of Words of Hope, Albania, says, “[In Albanian] there is no publication similar to the Words of Hope devotional.” But this is about to change. Words of Hope is being translated and printed in Albanian. Prendi is understandably excited about this. “This will be the first time Albanian Christians will have a daily encouragement in their devotional time with God.”
Prendi was motivated to print this devotional in Albanian because, “In my personal walk with Christ, there has never been anything more important than my devotional life. No other factor influences my spiritual growth as much as my prayer and devotional life. It is where I experience God’s change in my life, His healing, forgiveness, peace, joy, wisdom, victory, guidance, and direction for the new day that is about to start.”
The process of translating from English into Albanian takes a lot of work, but Prendi is confident that his team can handle the task. “Our team has worked really hard to bring this first edition to print. I am truly grateful to God for their commitment and for His provision.”
These devotionals will be distributed to churches in Tirana and other places the Albanian radio program is heard. Prendi is confident he will have the mixed blessing of having more requests than he is able to fulfill. Thanks to the generosity of a west Michigan church, there is funding to support printing of the new devotional for one year. If you would like be involved in helping this project continue, please contact Words of Hope.