“Miremengjes!” Good morning
“Levdoni Zotin” Praise God!
“Faleminderit” Thank you.
We began to learn some Albanian phrases much to the delight of the Albanians that we met. For most of us it was limited to Faleminderit which we repeated time and time again at the slightest opportunity.
It was a very wet drive as we drove to the Water of Life Church in Divjake. God had sent showers of blessing to accompany us on our way.
Divjake is a little town situated near the Adriatic coast, four kilometres from the sea.
We were welcomed by Nora Ervin, Pastor Ervin’s wife who alternatively embraced or shook hands with each of us.
The evangelical church in Divjake was founded approximately 28 years ago when Christian engineers from Finland came to lay water pipes in Albania as part of a water project. This provided the opportunity for them to share the good news of the Gospel and the church was birthed. As a result, this church was named ‘’Water of Life church’.
There was a hive of activity as we arrived. The men had to set up the equipment and carry out a sound check. Minister Jenny led the choir in prayer as we came into agreement for a move of the ‘Holy Spirit’ over the entire meeting and for souls to be won into the Kingdom of God.
Many of those who attended this service were from a Muslim background, children and young people. They joined in and clapped their hands alongside others as the choir sang. The young people moved into the aisles, jumping up and down, some with their hands raised in the air as the livelier songs were sung and in praise and worship to the slower songs.
Minister Denise shared her testimony. She told the young people that she gave her life to the Lord Jesus at the age of eight. She spoke about how God has faithfully kept her since that time in service to Him. She encouraged them that God can save them at a young age and keep and sustain them as they go through life and encounter its challenges.
Rev Taylor gave an inspired word under the direction of the Holy
Spirit that spoke directly into the lives of those present, Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. Corinthians: 9 v 15.
God has given us an indescribable gift in His son Jesus Christ. The Salvation message is that because of love God sent Jesus when we became separated from Him because of sin. He made a way when there was no way back through Jesus Christ. When we meet Jesus, everything becomes new. In Christ Jesus we are a new creation!
Melissa, a young girl shared with Rev Taylor, “we need you to come back!”