You may remember reading our Urgent Prayer Request and Anwered Prayer posts regarding the situation with the stairs and balcony at our church. That was over a month ago, and the municipality finally made the decision that they have to be removed. We don’t know the exact date when they will be removed but we have made the decision to find a new building for the church’s activities to take place in.
We are blessed that in Gjakove there are a lot of shops, houses and flats to rent so finding available space isn’t difficult. The difficulty comes with the cost.
We have found a venue just a stone’s throw away from our current building. It is a new build in the ground floor of an apartment building and has ample space for worship services, youth and children’s meetings, English classes and more besides. Unfortunately, due to renovation work, we cannot move in straight away so we will have to hold our services in another local church for a couple of weeks.
The new building is a little more expensive than the current building and we need to raise approximately 150€ extra per month plus extra for renovation work. This works out at around £2000 over the course of a year. We have set up a JustGiving crowdfunding page to raise the necessary funds which you can find here: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/rokrent Please pray for the church and consider whether you can give anything to help.
We are so thankful for God’s provision and the building we have used for the last few years and the church leadership is very excited about this new chapter in the church’s life.