It was such a great opportunity for me to get to serve in Albania. What better way is there to see the world and see the hand of God in the lives of people around the globe? Missions has been a call I have always felt on my life, but it took shape in ways I never would have expected. In July of 2010, I headed to Durres, Albania, with less then 5 weeks notice, and virtually no knowledge of the culture or history of the area. I knew God had told me to go, and that was where my understanding ended. I learned a lot of things while I was there. I learned to never assume you know what God has planned. He will shock you every time, and His plans are ALWAYS better than whatever I imagined. I had the pleasure of working with a great ministry in Durres. The Pastor there has really poured his life and time into the carrying God’s love across the country. It’s amazing the hope and joy that the message of the gospel brings to people who don’t have the comfort we so take for granted in this country. Teaching the children was a joy and a challenge. I have grown so much as a person, and so much as a follower of Christ. The people of Albania touched me in a way I won’t forget. I will miss them all.” Photo: Abi with children she homeschooled in Albania.