I believe that God shared with me a glimpse of what will ultimately save the country of Albania. The pastors, missionaries, teachers, and all of those who are in Albania serving in obedience to what God has called them to do will always need our help financially to create, fund, and support the programs and needs that they encounter. The need will always be something that our generosity will make a huge difference with, but even if we were able to send all of the money in the world, it would still only be a temporary solution.
The need of Albania is much like our own country- it is a need deep within the hearts of the leaders, the men, the women, the young adults, and the children. It is a need that only God can solve.
I believe the key to the city lies within the walls that surround it. Albania has many enemies of the past that lie in the days during communism, cultural untruths that keep them from seeing the truth that they can find only through life in Christ Jesus, and an overwhelmed society that is crying out for people to find their uniqueness and freedom in the Almighty God.
God has led me numerous times to the story of Nehemiah. I believe the only way to truly help the country of Albania is through followers of Christ around the world lifting up this beautiful country and calling out to God for its rescue. Just like Nehemiah, I believe that we are being called to build a Spiritual wall around the city and allow the people who are there to have a wall of protection so that Albania can be rebuilt and healed from within.
I ask you to join me. I ask you to pray for Albania. Remember the people, the children, the poor, the abused, the unloved. May God move our hearts in such a way that His name will be called upon and a country that was once forbidden to love Him would fall so deeply in love with our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that they would see and follow His truths and one day become the beautiful country that God desires ... close to His heart.