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September 2018
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Albania: a land of contrasts

Albania, land of the eagles, is a place of great contrasts. It is full of possibilities for the gospel and yet it faces deep challenges also. The apostle Paul was the first to preach the gospel to the Albanians according to Romans 15:19. Yet from apostolic times all the way to the 1800s, when…

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September 2018
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January 2014
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Albania – 20 years on

Shaun Thompson, of the Albanian Evangelical Mission in Gjirokastër for 20 years, reflects on the needs of Albania today.   The opening up of Albania, and later Kosova, to Christian missions, was rightly hailed as a great opportunity for the gospel. When Albanians emerged from that notorious atheistic dictatorship, many showed an interest to…

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February 2012
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Albanian Evangelical Mission

World Mission Albanian Evangelical Mission Christmas Day saw the retirement of David Young, director and one of the founders of the Albanian Evangelical Mission (AEM). Here is an interview between him and William Hadspen: WH: David, how did you become drawn to Albania so many years ago? DMY: When I was 18, I worked…

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Missionary Spotlight – Christ in postmodern Albania

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July 2008
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Missionary Spotlight – Christ in postmodern Albania

Christ in postmodern Albania   Children are not only a most wonderful gift from God but a most welcome distraction from the pressures of modern living. They have a tendency to see things in black and white and are often very perceptive.   One seven-year-old described a towel as ‘the thing you clean your…

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June 2006
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Albanian mission anniversary

                                         Albanian mission anniversary   The Albanian Evangelical Mission (AEM) marked the 20th anniversary of its founding with special meetings in Oxford on Saturday 1 April at the Reformed Baptist Church in Albert Street. People gathered from various parts of England and Wales.      The first session was addressed by AEM director David Young…

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June 2006
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John Blanchard visits Albania

                                            John Blanchard visits Albania   Albania is only slightly larger than Wales and its population of 3.5 million is just a little more than that of the Principality, but there the comparisons end.       While Wales shares the benefits of being part of a modern Western state, Albania is the second-poorest country in Europe,…

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April 1998
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Missionary Spotlight – Albanian update

Early last year, Albania erupted into violence and anarchy, and by July most of the major cities apart from Tirana were controlled by gangs. All major roads were plagued with robberies and murder, making travel very hazardous. Many lost their lives, many more their property, and many were seriously injured. By September the general…

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June 1997
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Missionary Spotlight – Republic of Albania

History Although in New Testament times Albania had a flourishing Christian church, it had become part of the Ottoman Turk empire by 1468. Muslim domination continued right up until 1912 when independence was achieved from Turkey. One of the earliest attempts to re-evangelize the population was made in 1828, when the Bible Society completed…

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