Words of Hope is building the church in Albania by giving those curious about Christianity a safer way to explore the faith.
Albania is a hard place. One of the poorest nations in Europe, Albania was ruled by a Communist regime for many years. Under this regime, no religion was allowed to exist within the country. This meant that all religious activities, including listening to gospel broadcasts, were strictly forbidden. Thankfully, when the communist regime lost power in the 1990s, the religious ban was also lifted, and legal provisions were made for religious freedom. Having been liberated from the government mandate of atheism, 62% of the population now identifies as Muslim and 30% as Christian. The Albanian church is growing, and indigenous Christian leadership is impacting communities with the gospel.
Albania has a long way to go to recover completely from the devastating impact of atheistic Communism, but today, thanks to Words of Hope’s supporters, Albanians can listen freely to Christian radio broadcasts. With additional media tools ranging from print devotionals to smartphone apps, Words of Hope is bringing the good news of Jesus into the hearts and homes of Albanians.
- Pray for increased production of printed devotionals.
- Pray for the ministry to Kosovo, including a second transmitter to extend coverage to the entire country.
- Pray for listeners who face persecution because of their faith. Pray for volunteers to help with follow-up.
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No Longer Atheist
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...
Making an Impact in 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...