International team takes leadership at Cornerstone Church, Lezhe, Albania

Posted on May 24, 2011 by VMMissions Staff

After faithfully serving the Albanian church in many capacities during the last five years, Leon and Naomi Zimmerman (Rosedale Mennonite Missions workers) have terminated their missionary service. Leadership of the Lezhe church has now been passed on to a newly chosen “church council” composed of three Albanian believers who will collaborate closely with the three Brazilian missionaries serving with VMM.

It is an encouraging and healthy step forward in the leadership development of Albanian believers. Pray for this group as they learn to work together, take responsibility for decision-making, teaching, discipling, and worship in the Lezhe congregation.

The return of Dini and Kementina Shahini to begin the Albanian Academic Center in Lezhe, will open new doors of opportunity for building relationships and sharing the Gospel with the Albanian people who highly value education.

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(Left to right) Vali Stojani, Norma Teles, Solange & Rafael Tartari, Tori Zefi, and Besnik Hidri.
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