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2014 Short-Term Mission

Where we went in 2014 - Fier, Albania

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Team 1
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Team 2

Fier Team 3 with Bledi from Tirana.


Plan To Go!

Mt 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
(NIV)

 

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Short-term Mission in Fier, Albania

Three teams of WEI teachers worked in tandem this summer to share the Good News about Jesus Christ with people in Fier, Albania.

The first team of 5 teachers worked for 2 weeks registering students and began with WEI's book "Conflict Between Good and Evil." Team 2 doubled up with 30 students for 2 week, and Team 3 did the closure teaching with 27 eager students. Young students came and studied WEI's Beginner's Series.

Once students began enrolling, Altin Koci, the preacher, kept a Beginner's class writing the alphabet until Team 3 arrived. Some of the beginning students were taught English in their acquired Spanish language. Some students in Albania know several languages.

Several students came to learn all about Christianity. We pray that they will compare Jesus to all other acclaimed prophets of the world who cannot lead them to the Creator for eternal salvation. The seed has been planted and watered. The church in Fier is stronger and ready for a harvest as God directs.

On Friday nights, all students watched a movie and had a great time together.

Vosjana, the tender hearted preacher's wife, and the three ladies from Team 3 invited the young women from the WEI students and the congregation to join them for a Ladies luncheon and devotional. Pretty invitations were printed and given to the women. A lesson on the blessings from Godly relationships was given. The ladies enjoyed just talking, an event that was first in their entire lives, and a meal at a favorite local pizzeria.

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Students will continue studying here with a promise for growth of the church in Fier. Some are wanting to become Christians. May the Lord's love continue in their lives.

Bob Patterson, Campaign leader


 For information, contact Tom at weimaryville@aol.com.


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IF YOU CAN GO FOR TWO OR MORE WEEKS, WE NEED YOU!!


 We expect for 2012, in Albania, the plan will be similar to 2011 -- SEVEN TEACHERS at a time. Some teachers schedules will only permit them to teach during the early weeks, some only the latter weeks. Others can be flexible in their scheduling. It is this combination that makes this type of planning and teaching possible. The minimum time for teaching is two weeks. Three or four weeks is better as it permits you longer to develop a relationship with your students.

It takes six weeks to cover lessons 1 - 21, Genesis through Acts.


THINGS TO CONSIDER in planning for short term teaching include the following:

1) An early decision is very helpful. The cost of the airline ticket and easier airline routing can be optimized with an early decision. It is most desirable if a decision can be reached by mid-January

2) What length of time can you stay? You must have a minimum of two weeks to justify (physically and emotionally) your making the trip. Three or four weeks is much better for you and the student if you can arrange the time. The ideal time period is six weeks, this will enable you to take the students completely through the basic studies and probably complete the first advanced Bible book.

3) Can you be flexible in the calendar weeks that you go? If you can be flexible, it will make it easier to schedule you in front of or behind a teacher who cannot be flexible.

4) What is the approximate cost of the trip? Bear in mind that advance planning and early commitment can make a difference in airline cost.
 


IF YOU HAVE INTEREST IN GOING WITH US FOR EITHER OF THESE SHORT TERM MISSION TRIPS

Early planning is important. Some countries limit the number of teachers.

Please contact the following for more information and an application form:
You may use the online application form below.
 

  • TEACHER REGISTRATION FOR TAIWAN
    271 Richbriar Road
    Nashville TN 37211
    Telephones: 615.469.0839; 615.305.3708; 615.305.5217
    E-Mail:
    enochbtj@yahoo.com

 

  • TEACHER REGISTRATION FOR ALBANIA
    World English Institute Voice: (865) 458-1712
    202 Dudala Way Fax: (865)458-2872
    Loudon TN 37774-6811
    E-Mail:
    BillMorgan@aol.com

 

  • TEACHER REGISTRATION FOR KORCA, ALBANIA
    Contact Kevin Morrill directly: Kevin can be reached by email at morrills@fastmail.us, or by phone 402-620-2506 (this is a magicJack number with a Nebraska area code, so it is like calling Nebraska from where ever the person is) or at 0355-822-45760 (our Albanian land line).
     

  • TEACHER REGISTRATION FOR ROMANIA, GUATEMALA CITY and other locations. Write Tom Langley for information.

    World English Institute
    And Bible Correspondence School
    Maryville Church of Christ
    PO Box 5293
    Maryville, TN 37802
    Tel: (865) 983-2909
    Fax: (865) 983-0397
    Tom's E-Mail:
    weimaryville@aol.com
     

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WEI Short-Term
Mission Statement

TO TEACH
the Bible
using WEI
Instructional
material...

TO BUILD
faith in God...

TO LEAD
the student
to Jesus Christ
and...

TO ENCOURAGE
and teach the local mission church members.


DO NOT MAKE ANY AIRLINE RESERVATIONS...

until you have been approved as a teacher and you have suggested travel dates confirmed by our office. World English Institute will coordinate travel dates to help ensure that you have a room in which to sleep when you arrive at your destination..

WHY ARE SPECIFIC TRAVEL DAYS SO SIGNIFICANT?

Generally we rent apartments or hotel rooms where the teachers can live. We do not want teachers to arrive before the space is ready. We have to schedule the teachers back-to-back. Most of the time a follow-up teacher will be needing the room on the same day that the previous teacher is leaving. In our planning we will have one teacher leaving the airport at the same time that their replacement teacher is arriving at the airport.

If it is not possible to meet the desired dates we will have you slide a day later rather than have you arrive a day earlier. We want to prevent situations where one personís lack of planning becomes a problem for several other people.
With your cooperation we will help make this a very spiritually rewarding experience.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GOING IN THE SUMMER OR FALL OF 2012 PLEASE LET US KNOW AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
 


Thank you,

World English Institute
Maryville Church of Christ
PO Box 5293
Maryville, TN 37802

Tel:   (865) 983-2909
Fax:  (865) 983-0397
Tom's E-Mail:  weimaryville@aol.com

 

 

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