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Within our church family, we are incredibly blessed by the spirit of generosity that permeates our community.

Through the collective efforts of our church members, we have been able to provide a small but meaningful gift to ‘Shkëndijë’ (Spark Ministries) in Albania. This gift will make it possible for children to attend residential summer adventure camps, offering them an opportunity they might not otherwise have.

The Power of Summer Adventure Camps:

Rachel Wilson, the founder of ‘Shkëndijë,’ sheds light on the significance of these camps for Albanian families.

‘Financial constraints often prevent children from experiencing the joys of camp. To bridge this gap, ‘Shkëndijë’ subsidizes approximately two-thirds of the cost through sponsorship, making it affordable for children to attend.’

Since the year 2000, these camps have witnessed remarkable transformations in the lives of the children. Many have made commitments to follow Jesus for the first time, while others have deepened their relationship with God. Alongside spiritual growth, each camper enjoys a fun and safe environment, learning valuable life lessons and practical skills.

A Lifelong Connection:

The bond between Rachel and Milton Keynes Christian Centre (MKCC) stretches back three decades. Rachel’s first visit to Albania was as part of a missions trip organized by Pastor George and LightForce International. This trip became a turning point in Rachel’s life, as she fell in love with the people and the country. After serving with LightForce for several years, Rachel felt a profound calling to invest in the lives of Albanian children and effect lasting change in the nation. Thus, in the year 2000, ‘Shkëndijë’ was born.

Supporting a Vision:

It is an honour for us to stand alongside Rachel and her team at ‘Shkëndijë,’ providing support and resources to invest in the lives of Albanian children. Through our contribution of £650, we can send ten children to summer adventure camps, opening doors of opportunity and creating lasting impact.

By investing in these camps, we are not merely offering children a momentary experience; we are sowing seeds of change that have the potential to shape the trajectory of their lives. The impact goes far beyond the duration of a summer camp, as the seeds of hope, love, and faith are nurtured within the hearts of these young individuals. The transformation they experience during their time at ‘Shkëndijë’ will continue to bear fruit throughout their lives, impacting families, communities, and ultimately, the nation itself.

The Ripple Effect of Transformation:

The act of generosity displayed by our church family has ignited a spark of hope in the lives of Albanian children. Through ‘Shkëndijë’ and their remarkable summer adventure camps, we are participating in a greater narrative of lasting change and transformation. As we invest in the lives of these children, we contribute to the growth and development of a nation. Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time, empowering them to embrace their potential, pursue their dreams, and discover the unending love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Let us continue to walk alongside ‘Shkëndijë,’ lifting them up in prayer and supporting their mission, as we witness the profound impact of our collective generosity. Together, we can spark a brighter future for Albanian children, leaving a lasting legacy that will ripple through generations to come.

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