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Cezarina Glendenning pictured below the balcony where she used to write letters to God.

Cezi’s Story: Pursued by God’s Grace

As a child in Albania, Pastor Cezarina "Cezi" Glendenning would write letters to God on her balcony. “If he was real,” Glendenning remembers wondering, “how can I reach him?”
16 Nov 2023
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Ergest and Edlira Biti

Ergest Biti appointed superintendent of Albania-Kosova District

Ergest Biti was appointed superintendent of the Albania-Kosova District. Biti is currently the pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Tirana, Albania.
18 Nov 2022
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Albania church has bright future thanks to Dutch connections

When an earthquake destroyed the building home to Church of the Nazarene in Tirana, Albania, their sister congregation in the Netherlands helped them to acquire a new building to serve their community.
22 Sep 2022
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Albania church gives back to Alabaster

A Nazarene church in Albania worships in a space bought with Alabaster Offering funds. Today, that church gives above and beyond to the fund out of gratitude.
20 Aug 2020
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Albania Earthquake

Albania church finds new home in earthquake aftermath

The Church of the Nazarene in Tirana, Albania, moved into a new worship space on 5 January 2020 after the building they owned for 25 years was damaged in a November earthquake . This past Sunday, 80 people gathered in the new sanctuary for worship. According to Pastor Ergest Biti, finding sufficient
23 Jan 2020
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Albania Buildings Rubble

Major earthquakes shake Albania

At least 51 people were killed in Albania when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the capital Tirana on November 26. Hundreds of aftershocks have struck since the initial quake, including some with magnitudes more than 5.0, and an estimated 2,000 people were reportedly injured. Steve Beiler, a
03 Dec 2019
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As important as any other kids

“I found them last summer, looking through the trash for food,” Gesti, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Kombinat, Albania, told me in October 2015 as we were on our way to visit the child development centre that his congregation had established. “Two sisters and a brother; the oldest was 12
30 Mar 2017
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Albania church reaches hundreds through Touch of God program

Many of the villages in the vicinity of the Kolonje Lushnje Church of the Nazarene in Albania have no faith congregation at all. Albania, once a creative access country, has a small, minority Christian community, and many children have never heard about Christ. More than one year ago, God showed
13 Jan 2017
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Nazarene pastor elected leader of Albania's evangelical alliance

At age 27, Ergest Biti is the youngest pastor in Albania’s evangelical community. This January he was elected general secretary of the Evangelical Alliance for the Albanian Church by his colleagues, fulfilling a dream given to an elderly lady in the church where Biti became a believer years ago. She
02 May 2016
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Albania: God at the garbage dump

Vera Broli lives in a small cement block house near the garbage dump in Sharr. The area is also home to a community of Roma people — an often impoverished ethnic group that lives on the fringes of societies across Europe. The Roma people in Sharr live off the trash and discarded items brought to the
06 Mar 2015
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