Shortly after Pastor Ron and Annette left Albania, the country was hit with a major earthquake. They just received the following update from Pastor Sokol Zefi, the leader of Foursquare Albania.
Hope that you, Annette, your family and church are doing well.
We are good although the situation in our country was so sad.
God has protected our lives, and every one else from the church is doing well too.
We are so thankful for your heart and support in The Foursquare Albania churches and we pray that God may bless you abundantly..Looking forward in the good things that God will do through your ministry in our country..We feel a heart connection with you and can't wait to have you and other people from Canby church here in Albania.
As you think and pray for us during this time, I would like to share how the situation is right now....
550 continuous aftershocks, 49 victims, 900 injured, hundred of damaged buildings, colossal economic damages, great pain and psychological traumas...
Thousands of people are in the open sky. Some of them yet without a tent. It is cold and rainy. There are a lot of children and infants outside. Is happening a big exodus, because of fear many people are leaving the city and even the country. Many shops are closed dawn.
Please pray for God's protection on all the potential diseases that may develop due to lack of hygiene, cold or other conditions and pray also for wisdom and good cooperation of government and all the humanitarian organizations to bring the resources in time to the people in need. Pray for a better communication and coordination between volunteering groups.
Hundreds of people are left with no housing, many buildings are partly or totally destroyed. Many houses needs to be rebuild and furnished, people have lost everything....
More than ever we are hoping and praying that God may turn this situation into a blessing for our country..
Lots of love and hugs from our family,
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