Albania Bible School
During the past twenty-two years, thirteen churches of Christ have been planted in Albania, and several good Albanian preachers have been trained.
This past September, Bill Morgan spent a week teaching at Albania Bible School in Kuçova. This two-year school is focused on training four preachers in the Berat area:
(1) Harilla Mandro of Kuçova and Magjat,
(2) Islam Koka of Berat,
(3) Xhafer Hoxha of Poliçan,
(4) Lili Gorica of Ura Vajgurore.
These men spend two full days each week studying with four trained Albanian preachers: Bledi Valca of Tirana, Çimi Kafexhiu and Alfred Zike of Durrës, and Eduart Hoxha of Vlore. The school also has two week-long seminars each year.
In the September seminar, Bill’s lessons centered on Principles of Righteous Living based on the Sermon on the Mount. The purpose of the lessons was to help the students understand that even though time and culture may change, the principles for how to live righteously are always present. Twenty-three people attended the seminar. In addition to the preachers’ wives who attend the school with their husbands, several people who are involved in church work as teachers and youth ministers also attended.
On Saturday following the seminar, the Tirana congregation hosted a National Men’s Day in Kuçova. This Men’s Day set a new attendance record with more than eighty men present and all thirteen congregations represented. Bill’s subject was Leaders Are Stewards. The Men’s Day closed with a period of prayer.
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