First Kosovo trip report

Report trip Kosovo April 2018

Saturday night with a group of 15 people arrived in the guesthouse of the Bridge in Gjakova.

Day 1
After a short night we left for the church which is within walking distance of the guesthouse. There we sang our rehearsed song King of Kings in Albanian for the people from the church. In the afternoon we had a tour through Gjakova, a quiet day to start.

Day 2
We had a very impressive day as a team, in the morning we visited the mass grave in Mae, one of the children (young woman now) who was supported by Project Held lost her father during the war in 1999. She went with us to the mass grave and told her father’s grave how things went at the time. A moving story …
After this we went shopping with 17 people to put together food packages, this was quite a challenge but we were able to bless many poor families with an extensive food package. We have personally brought these in 3 groups and have been able to talk to people, hold them and have prayed and sang for them. We also went to poor families to be included in the Project Held program, which is special to be there while the photos of the children are taken for our sponsor program.

Day 3
Went to Northern Albania, visited a very poor, lonely widow, we were able to bless her with a food package and have been able to pray and sing extensively with her. Then visited the soup kitchen (soup kitchen) that is led by the team of the Bridge. The poorest people in the area can eat a healthy, warm meal 2 to 4 times a week. We have blessed them with a check for € 750 and have distributed meals. After dinner had a wonderful time of worship and prayer. We really have brought a bit of joy! On the way back we visited the beautiful nature reserve, Valbona, and here we can enjoy the breathtaking, beautiful nature.