Albania Mission Trip Juliana Patselas - Summer 2016
Orthodox Christian Mission Center headquarters, St. Augustine, FL
Arriving in Albania
Our team leader, Pamela Barksdale, drove us from the Tirana airport to the small village of Shën Vlash.
The long-term Albanian missionaries had a vision of creating a Christian summer "kamp" that would combine the orphans at the Home of Hope with affluent children from Albania's capital. With a lot of prayer, flexibility, and help from local Albanian teachers, we were able to minister a five-day camp to 150 youth.
"The Kingdom of God"
Fun at the Home of Hope
A Visit from the Bishop
Unfortunately, we weren't able to meet the Archbishop because he was at the Orthodox Council in Crete. But the Albanian bishop Asti visited the Home of Hope. With a long-term missionary translating, he told us about the history of the Albanian church. And of course, a visit from the bishop means the kids get to dance and eat ice cream!