The father heart of God says that when we pass through the waters, He will be with us; and when we pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over us. When we walk through the fire, we will not be burned; the flames will not set us ablaze because of His presence with us. Pray that many in Albania will have soft hearts and open eyes to receive this good news about Jesus Christ. Pray that the Christian Believers will be strengthened, and experience that the Father is with them, near them and watching over them. Pray that Christians will have many opportunities to share about this Father heart of God with those around them (The Bible, Isaiah 43:2).
Albania was once the poorest nation in Europe but has been working hard to transform its economy in the last decade. Regardless of the devastating earthquake in November 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Albania made a robust recovery during 2021, though the war in Ukraine may slow the progress this year. Despite having a well-known mob, Albania made notable steps in combating drugs, weapons, and human trafficking. The process of Albania’s accession to the European Union is ongoing. Under Communist rule, no religion was allowed. Now, Islam claims twice as many followers as Christianity. Christian Believers enjoy worshipping openly in a country that once restricted religious freedom, although, most who claim Christianity are reported to be nominal in their faith.