Jeff and Meredith’s ministry is to work with Albanian Christians to evangelize Albanians in the context of relationships, establish self-sustaining churches led by Albanians, and encourage Albanian missions movements to greater Albania and beyond. Their desire is to see Albanian churches planted, especially in the corners of the Albanian world where there is currently no gospel presence.
One of our elders, Keith Fisher, was able to visit Jeff and Meredith in March. Below is his update.
Family & Home
Jeff and Meredith and the kids – Olivia (9), Jude (7), and Liam (5) – are doing very well. Last year, God graciously provided a rental home closer to the neighborhood church and just behind Olivia and Jude’s school (they overlook the playground from their balcony). The kids are enjoying school and feel quite at home with Albanian language and walking around the city streets of Tirana. Jeff and Meredith are finding strength in the Lord and each other, even in the little things of continued language development and serving together in kid’s ministry at the church with the pastor and his wife.
Jeff is good friends with Pastor Erlind (left) and attempts to be a strong help to him as he seeks to pastor a small church plant about 3-4 years old. Pastor Erlind asks that we pray for him as he tries to raise up new elders with Jeff’s help. They have been meeting together with another mature believer to study what it means to be an elder with him. Jeff helps with preaching about every 4-6 weeks, and the church there is about to finish Hebrews.
Meredith has also done a stellar job with investing in the kids ministry program. Many of the children from the neighborhood are coming from non-believing families where their parents don’t (yet) come to Sunday services.
Praise God for the work he is doing in Tirana and beyond!
- Pray that God would continue to grow the leadership of Disciple Church
- Pray for Jeff and Meredith’s investment in Disciple Church, that discipleship would continue to happen in and through them
- Pray for connections in the neighborhood, especially through the children who eagerly attend the children’s program each week
- Pray for Olivia, Jude, and Liam, that they would be growing in the knowledge Jesus Christ