Gifts of shoes and clothes are answer to prayer for Albanian children

10 January 2023

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Christian children from impoverished Albanian families have been given clothes and shoes by Barnabas to enable them go to school.

Christians are among the poorest in this Muslim-majority nation. Many Christian children are unable to receive an education because their families cannot afford to buy the clothes they need to attend school.

Congregations sought help for 30 children, aged between 7 and 15, attending their churches whom they identified as being most in need.

Albanian Christian children receive Barnabas-funded school clothes and shoes

A Christian mother, who is the sole provider for her family because her husband is paralysed, had tears in her eyes as she thanked Barnabas for giving her two daughters shoes to go to school.

“This project was proof that God hears our prayers,” said a pastor.

He said it encouraged Christians in two ways. “They saw God’s care and love for people in need,” the pastor told us, “but it was also a lesson that we should help others because this is how we show God’s love.”

Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and its economy was badly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Give thanks to God for answering the prayers of His people in Albania. Pray that no Christian child in Albania misses out on an education because of poverty.

Project reference: PR1586 (Christian School Children in Albania)

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