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A River Versus a Stone

Anna Kozlyuk
August 19, 2019

Merushe didn’t want to go to some Christian church. She’d been a Muslim all her life, and she’d die a Muslim.

There was just one little problem: the church had children services with skits and stories from their Bible, and her darling granddaughter loved it.

What was a poor Muslim grandmother to do?

She’d endure anything for her sweet mbesë, even these Christians.

Returning Home

Anna Kozlyuk
May 20, 2019

Many young, educated Albanians leave their homeland in search of a better life, and Vera intended to be no different until she met God.

Mynevere Saliu, more often called Vera by friends and family, was born into a Muslim Roma family in the city Peqin. 

Healing Refuge in Albania

Eljo Patoku
April 24, 2019

A World Challenge partner followed God’s call to offer support to a boy and those like him in one of Tirana’s grittiest neighborhoods.

I live in Rruga-Ura, a suburb of Albania’s capital, where most residents are Roma with a Muslim background. 

This is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Tirana, and it was difficult growing up here. People got into fights practically every day, and alcohol was almost everywhere

Blerta Kamberi: Loving Albania

Rachel Chimits
January 10, 2019

God is raising up leaders to help heal his people in the Balkans.

Loving society’s most marginalized can often feel like an overwhelming task, but for Blerta Kamberi, it has become her heart’s desire and her full-time job. 

Blerta is a leader of CHE Albania, one of World Challenge’s ministry partners in the Balkans, and she focuses on serving the Roma community, sometimes called gypsies.