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I Thessalonians 4:11
This video (from youtube) was taken just a week before my visit.
It was good to see 2 families whose lives were changed by the Family sponsorship program of Mission Without Borders. The success of these 2 families gave me great hope for the first family (we had visited in the morning) who had just begun their journey. Friday and the weekend I was on my own to explore Tirana! But that is a story for tomorrow..
If you are a believer in "Jesus and a Job" (as the owner of my laundromat calls it)- meeting people's spiritual, emotional, education, and material needs- this family sponsorship program is really effective. It stabilizes family life- keeps the family together (many men and women in Eastern Europe migrate to other countries looking for work and the left behind children suffer) and provides long term skills and spiritual hope. You can learn more at the US website (www.mwb.org). Partial sponsorship starts at just $25 a month. You'll receive annual updates and photos and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to lift a family out of poverty into a new life.
I am still sending money from Amazon and Booking.com affiliate earnings to Mission Without Borders (whenever they pay out). You helped raise $400 in November and December! Last months earnings were next to nothing ( I was preoccupied and you were recovering from Christmas). Just know that if you do purchase from Amazon or book a room from Booking.com or other affiliate links you are helping! Thanks!