Join an intercultural team to reach the least reached in Albania this summer. There is the option to attend an OM training and mobilising conference called Transform before these outreaches in Greece too which you can read the details for here.

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Love Albania

Journey to the North

Saturday, 13 - Tuesday 23 July 2019

Saturday, 13 - Wednesday 31 July 2019

Friday, 03 May 2019

Friday, 03 May 2019

£430

£715

Ages

18+

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome  Love Albania is suitable for families but Journey to the North is not suitable for families.

Love Albania

The heart behind this outreach is for an intercultural team along with Albanians to reach the least reach here in Albania.
For the past 2 years OM Albania has been helping a small local church in the village of Gorre, Albania.  Recently the church has renovated their building and can now house a team of up to 35 people.  The pastor of this church has a passion/vision to reach all of the surrounding villages near Gorre.  The villages are made up of primarily Greek Orthodox or Muslim families. 
The surrounding area near the village of Gorre has a population of about 80,000 people and there is only 2 churches.  The team will be split into groups and we plan on targeting the local villages near Gorre.  The team will be working primarily with kids and youth.  In the evening, we plan on having a time of reflections to hear what God has done that day.  

Journey to the North

The heart behind this month-long outreach is for an intercultural team of young people to grow in discipleship and leadership, becoming more Kingdom-minded and like Jesus as we train and travel together, ministering in a variety of ways with different small local churches in northern Albania where there are very few evangelical Christians. 

As we learn how to follow Jesus more closely individually and as a team in this Journey, we will do various training and teaching to help in the areas of spiritual and leadership development and will also be practical by ministering in a variety of ways in three different locations in the north of Albania (Koplik, Bajram Curri) and a location possible in Kosovo for about a week at each place. We want to be a part of relevantly impacting each of the areas we go to, strengthening and encouraging local church leaders by helping in the areas of ministry where needed. Even though we are in each area a short time, we believe this time can have eternal impact! We desire to hear God’s voice and to know His heart for us, Albania, and how we are to be a part of His Kingdom work even after this month together!

The following information is for both outreaches

Although it’s always good to stay flexible as plans can change while on the outreach, the following are possible ministry opportunities:

  • creative activities with Albanian children and youth as they will be on holidays
  • an evangelistic outreach in a town square
  • practical work (possibly helping make a sports field)
  • connecting and meeting with young people one-on-one or in groups to discuss the Bible and different topics 
  • sharing at Sunday services in local churches
  • training and teaching within our group, regular Bible studies and prayer times together
  • helping young people practice their English—whether in a classroom setting or in regular conversations
  • opportunities to use music, drama, art or any number of creative ways to reach out to people! (Please feel free to use your talents and skills and to come with new ideas when on this outreach!)

Participant Profile

Participants must be adventurous and in good health and physically able to stand, bend, lift, walk, and do other physical activity as needed. Participants need to speak English moderately well, as that is the language we will be using within the group.  For Journey to the North, participants will be traveling by local bus from location to location within Albania and Kosovo.

Accommodation

Journey to the North - For the outreach participants will be staying in various accommodation throughout your travel such as guest houses, staying with Christian families, and at the local church. 

Love Albania - For the outreach participants will be staying at the church center in dorm room style rooms.  Some participants will be staying with families. 

Food

All meals are provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions. For Journey to the North, not all dietary restrictions will be able to be met since we will be in remote areas of Albania and Kosovo and not near to big cities. 

Travel

You need to book and pay for your own travel to Albania on 13 July with a departure date of 23 July for Love Albania or 31 July for Journey to the North. Flight costs to and from Albania are not included.  Transportation within Albania and Kosovo is included in the overall cost. 

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Health

Each participant is encouraged to have their own travel insurance and must notify us of any dietary or medical conditions so that we can make the necessary arrangements. 

Visa

British citizens can enter and remain in Albania for a maximum of 90 days in every 6-month period without a visa. 

Notes

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

We can only accept families on the Love Albania option. Children under 13 will be included on their parents application form. 13-17 year olds can use our shortened form for teenagers below.

Price excludes flights, insurance and any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20.

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