Where: Vlorë, Albania
When: July 10th - 24th
Who: Chris and Kelsey Mitchell, Cameron and Katie Butler, Joelle Eitemiller, Andrew Jensen, Savannah Neave, and Annie Rentel
Why would we go to Albania?
We go Albania to fulfill our Lord’s commandment to make disciples of all the nations (Matt 28:19)! Albania is a spiritually needy nation. Following half a century of communist dictatorship, these students are the first generation to grow up in this current era of freedom. Today, less than 1% of Albania’s 3.6 million people consider themselves to be evangelical Christians. This is an amazing opportunity to put Christ on display. Furthermore, we have the special opportunity to come along side our brothers and sisters in Christ who will continue the work of the ministry after our trip!
What do we do?
We go and teach English classes and coach sports at a week-long summer camp. This is a primary way to get non-believers into the context of Christian community and to hear the good news of Jesus! We also get to support our very own sent missionaries, Caleb and Haley Patty as they serve the local Church in Vlorë, Albania.
How can you help?
The primary way anyone can help is through prayer. Please pray that the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Albanian teenagers to receive the gospel with joy and that it will be more than just a camp “high”. Also pray that our team may be united in love from now until the trip and for safe travels.
Another practical way to help is by helping support the trip financially. Here are some easy ways to do that:
Sponsor a Child for Summer Camp
The Albania team will be running a week-long english camp this summer. This camp provides the avenue for sharing the gospel with the Albanian students. However, the cost of the camp in Albania is very cost prohibitive for many of the students. As a church, we are hoping we can sponsor 80 students to get to camp this summer. You can sponsor a child to go to camp for $80/child. Click the button below to sponsor a child!
The team is aerating lawns this spring in exchange for a donation towards their trip.
Donate to Support a Trip Member:
Mail a check made out to Mountain View Community Church with "Albania Missions Trip" in the memo line to:
Mountain View Community Church
%Albania Missions Trip
328 Remington St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
*If you would like your donation directed towards the trip costs of a member of the trip, please include a separate note with their name on it.
*All contributions are solicited with the understanding that Mountain View Community Church has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.