Overall, the week was great except for the lack of internet access. I was able to use an internet cafe that had just opened the week we were there, but the connection was slow. That meant that the time was taken up with meetings, formal and informal. These pastors (Albanian & U.S.) are a great group of guys. They are working hard to figure out their relationship and how they can partner to best benefit the Church. They are also courageous in sharing of their lives in getting to know each other. Truly a group of men our Father is blessing.
The location was just south of Durres on the beach. Awesome! One dog didn't like me running on his beach in the morning, but he didn't tell me until he had snuck right up behind me. I didn't have any trouble keeping my heart rate in the target zone that morning.
Please pray for these men and women in Albania. Especially remember Emi (sounds like Amy) and Roxanna who are ministering in Polican. There are few believers there and they can easily become discouraged by the circumstances. They are due to have their first child in November. Ask our Father to encourage them by displaying his mercy and power in their lives, in Polican, and in Albania.