By: Erion Cuni, Senior Pastor, Living Water Adopt-A-Child Albania

What would you expect as a leader or pastor when you start training your people on church and church planting? The answer might be easy; a strong church or new churches started! But what can you expect to happen when almost all of your church wants to be trained? I would say a revival! This is what the Lord is doing in our church in Katjel, Albania.

The church is preparing to consolidate its calling, vision, and mission, not as leaders, but as a church. They are like a volcano about to explode! What I see in the church in Katjel, I also see at the end of the Gospel of Luke and beginning of the Book of Acts (see below). The church is constantly at work. The pastor is visiting families every day, his wife runs multiple woman’s meetings, they have small group meetings, prayer meetings, Bible meetings, youth meetings, men’s meetings, all studying the word of God. The evenings at the church are always busy. They are together in one place, in one heart, and in one mind. They are preparing.

As a pastor, trainer and Bible student, I can’t neglect these signs! We must all support them in preparation and prayer.

Luke 24:46-49 

He (Jesus) told them,“This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

Acts 2:1-2 

When the day of Pentecost came, they (the believers) were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 

Acts 2:40-44 

With many other word she (Peter) warned them; and he pleaded with them,“Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.