Daily Topic for March 02, 2012
There is a great urgency that is inherent within the Great Commission. We are called to nothing less than a rescue operation that will transfer the lost from “darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God” (Acts 26:18). Scripture tells us we are ambassadors of reconciliation between God and man. Though Satan was unsuccessful at preventing the triumph of Jesus at Calvary, his next plan of action was to keep people from receiving and understanding what happened there. That is why living testimonies are so important. Lives that have been transformed by the power of the gospel are the kind of authentic witnesses God desires in our world.
Pray that faithful ambassadors might take the good news to every nation which still needs to hear it for the first time.
Geni and Soni were both leaders in their churches, leading Bible studies and prayer groups. They married in 1999, the same year as the violent Kosovo crisis. When Kosovo refugees fled across the border into Albania, Geni and Soni were involved in helping the refugees, and they had the opportunity to see some come to Christ. It was not long thereafter that the first Albanians were asked to come to Kosovo to help start a church.
In 2007 three believers were leading the mission movement in the church in Albania. Geni was one of them. In prayer they came up with the idea to have a training school to train Albanians for mission work. They desired to have it outside of Albania in a Muslim context. Geni and Soni felt it was time to get involved. “It was just too comfortable in Tirana with our friends and family close by and many opportunities to worship.”
At first only one person signed up for the school, but he was the first of a new, eight member missionary team in Kosovo. As far as is known, this is the first Albanian-lead mission team outside the country of Albania.
Praise God for this incredible new team He brought together for His ministry. Pray that the team will not become discouraged when the devil strikes and problems come. Pray for those on the team who face daily financial difficulties.