In 2011 years 4 boys began to study the Bible in the Albanian city of Pogradec. A predominantly Muslim city with very few believers. The Lord saved them, they began to bear fruit and 2 years later (2013) a weekly meeting started with 20 students in attendance. In October of 2015 the the first Sunday service was held with over 100 people in attendance. The year was filled with outreach ministry, bible studies, summer camps and training meetings. The first Baptism service brought believers from all over the south of Albania to witness the plentiful harvest here in Pogradec. The church has continued to be the center of true gospel ministry to this city and country.
After out growing the previous 3 locations this church now is renovating a permanent place that will not only act as a place of worship, but it will be a place of gospel out reach. Plans for the future include a coffee shop, soup kitchen, medical ministries and community center.
The church is waiting on approval from the city to begin these exciting renovations.THRIVE is also raising the remaining funds needed to complete the purchase of this property.
Our main desire is to make the name of Jesus Christ known in this city not only for this generation but for the generations to come. We pray that this building will serve as a place that reaches out to the community, disciples believers and strengthens the body of Christ for His service in this city and in the rest of Albania.
"For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints
but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God."
2 Corinthians 9:12