March 8th 2011
TWR Epic Story - Albania Leadership Development
Formerly an atheist country, Albania struggled under the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha for nearly 50 years. It was within this system that Albert Dosti was trained as a leader in the Communist Army of Albania. His job was to teach soldiers how to listen for and intercept enemy radio signals. In the late 1980s, Albert began to hear programs in the Albanian language coming from Monte Carlo. But these were not just any programs.
The radio programs spoke about God and His love for all people. They spoke to Albert's heart, in his own language. It was the first time Albert had heard such a message... for in this country, God was forbidden.
After Hoxha's rule finally came to an end, Albania was opened to the Gospel in 1991. Great progress was made in establishing churches, and the number of Christian churches increased together with the number of born-again Christian believers. The younger generation of Albanians is seeking after God, but they need guidance and leadership.
With the help of TWR, Albert has begun to train, encourage, and lead his own people. After starting one of the earliest churches in Albania, he also formed an English school called "Victory School," which helps Albanians acquire skills to find jobs and remain in Albania.
In a country that has been scarred by its leadership in the past, TWR believes that godly leaders are needed to repair the hearts and souls of Albania's people.