Dear brothers in Christ,
We are sending this prayer request so you might be able to pray for us and for our ministry. It is very important for us, who are in the front line, to have people lifting us in prayer before the Lord. Your intercession for the work here is as important as your financial contribution; therefore, help us in prayer so that the satanic attacks shall not prevail against God's people on this land.
Pray for the Albanian pastor, Edmond Palucaj, his wife Jonila and their son Joel. Pray for the Lord to give them grace and boldness in the accomplishment of the work that He trusted them. Edmond and Jonila love God and want to serve him wholeheartedly.
For the beginning of the new church planting amongst the gypsies, in the city of Lezhe. We are building up relationships with the adults of the community in order to start Bible studies with them in the future. At the moment we are putting together a literacy program because 99% of the gypsies in this community are illiterate. The church in Lezhe has also started a day care to serve the community. Pray for the Lord to guide His people as they move forward in proclaiming His Kingdom.
Pray for Pastor Jorge, Heremelinda and their children Jorge Vinicius and Isabelle. Living cross-culturally demands a lot of energy. Pray that the Lord will be renewing our physical and spiritual strength.
Pray for the students of the English and computer classes offered by the church – Kisha Baptiste Drita e Botes – Pray that through our witness they will accept Jesus as their savior.
Pray for one of the members of our church called Donika Tabaku. She suffered an accident while working at her bakery and as a result she broke her arm in three pieces. Pray for God's comfort over her life at this difficult time.
Pray for this nation, Albania. The fasting Islamic month of Ramadan, has just finished. Pray for the spirit to reveal the person of Jesus Christ to the Albanians and so that this nation be changed by the power of God.
Pray for anything that the Lord might put in your heart!
We are sure that we can count on you. May the Lord bless you richly as we together proclaim His glory in this needy nation.
Rev. Jorge and Hermelinda Damasceno