In Albania, the one who holds the keys hold the power! Every gate and every door has a lock with a unique key! As we have served in Albania, we have searched for keys to reach our neighbors for Christ. Planters has used farming, kids clubs, English classes, after school programs, and many other activities as keys to reaching out into the Vlashaj community, but we have struggled to reach men!
We learned that some men were avoiding entering the building known locally as the ‘Jesus Center,’ so we moved our men’s Bible study to the local cafe. While that made our group less intimidating to some, it still was only once a week and was limited to those who were already interested in a Bible study!
What if we could find an activity that would allow us to interact with men everyday in a place that was un-intimidating to everyone? Through prayer and guidance, we believe that the key to reach the men in our community is shaped like a soccer ball!
In the summer of 2017 Planters began raising funds to build an indoor soccer field known in Albanian as a “kalçeto”.
At the time of this writing, approximately $45,000 of the $100,000 project has been pledged or raised! If you would like to join this project, you can mail a check with “Soccer” in the memo line to:
Planters Seed Foundation
2515 Black Oak Dr
Pekin, IL 61554
Or, if on-line is easier for you, World Gospel Mission has set up a donation page at https://www.wgm.org/albania-soccer
(electronic gifts have a percentage deducted to cover processing and credit card fees)
Your gift could be the key to reaching men in Albania for Christ!