Highlights from Children's outreach in Kamenica, Kosovo by Heather MacCorkell
On 12th July 2018, 11 people from Bethany Church at Finaghy, Ireland, travelled to Pristina through Frankfurt to visit Dan and Primrose Avila who live in Kamenica, a small town in the east of Kosova. Two other Bethany members living in Perth, Australia also travelled to meet us.
“We had an amazing time, running kids’ clubs for children, teen girls’ clubs and football camp for the boys. One of our team a qualified coach, used his skills while others took half time team talks based on the story of David and introduced God as our coach. There were dramas, games, choruses and memory verses, craft and Zumba, and we held a community afternoon on our last day and invited parents along.
“There were many highlights: seeing some of Primrose’s English students join the team as translators and make real friendships with the team. Coming from Muslim backgrounds, they were all a little apprehensive about translating Bible stories, but they did a great job and many discussions about what Christians believe were a natural result.
“Please do pray that these conversations will continue and that the young people will seek God.
“Another highlight was spending Sunday “church time” in the home of a family of new believers. It was a great community time as one of the team shared a message and we had bilingual praise as well as the traditional Flie dish! The only Christians this couple really know are Dan and Primrose, and they had never met so many Christians in one place before. It made us reflect on how we can take our Christian friendships for granted.
“What really encouraged us was how amazing Dan and Primrose’s work in Kamenica is, and how many children and young people turned up to the camps and activities. We pray seeds have been sown through this week.”
Follow the journey of Dan and Primrose Avila here.
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