Global Partner: Klodian and Alketa Lumçi

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Klodian and Alketa Lumçi | Albania

Klodian, Alketa, Livia, and Mateo Lumçi live in Shkoder, Albania, and they planted and pastor Illyricum Church.  We meet the Lumçi family during our Live Stream last March, when we noticed him saying hello from Albania in the Live Chat each week.  We’ve gotten to know them through many Zooms and phone calls over the past 20 months, and finally we recently got to spend some time with them in Albania in person. We feel so blessed that God somehow moved through the YouTube algorithms to put our Live Stream on his search.

We have clearly seen the Holy Spirit connecting us to each other from both ends, and we each have multiples stories that point to this partnership being orchestrated by Him. One example from Albania is that during his quiet time with the Lord in January of 2020, Klodian felt like he heard the Lord clearly saw that he was going to “open up a door of partnership in America”.  At that time, he knew no one in the U.S. and it felt next to impossible to him, especially when COVID hit two months later. But he went ahead and told his church team about what He heard and asked them to pray into it, and two months later he found us on YouTube!

We have been so amazed at what God is doing in and through Klodian and Alketa to reach their city and the entire country of Albania. They having an incredibly missional church, and are constantly having outreaches to share the love of Jesus with those who have never even had the chance to hear. They conduct sewing classes to teach single Moms a skill they can use to produce an income; they regularly visit and hold services for the elderly shut-ins in their city; they have a ministry to paraplegics that are largely disregarded in their cultural, and so much more. They see the lost and hurting people in their country, and are working tirelessly to share the love of Jesus with as many Albanians as they can. Though less than 2% of Albanians identify as Christians, their church is growing and thriving! They are about to outgrow the renovated coffee shop that they normally meet in.

A portion of our Special Offering is going to help raise money to purchase land in Shkoder, as well as to help their missional coffee shop and outreach center, UP Cafe, recover from having to shut down during COVID.

To give to our Special Offering, click here (and select Birthday 2021 as your designation).


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