Albania: Our Offerings During May and June 2018
by Gani Rroshi, FFWPU Albania
we would like to offer what we have done in Albanian during second half of May 2018 and during June 2018, based on three main areas of the providence: Witnessing & Blessing, Creating the Environment for Witnessing, Raising Future Leaders of CIG.
BLESSING – During May 24th – 29th, we had a special visit from Dr. Lek, Philippines Special Envoy. Last year few of Albania’s leaders visited Philippines to learn from their experience about developing HTM. During May 24th 29th Dr. Lek visited us in order to see the progress in Albania and to give some advices of how to develop more.
BLESSING – On June 16th, in an area of Tirana city, Kombinat, we organized a beautiful Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony. Over 150 people became part of the festival and 83 couples received the Blessing.
Blessing Ceremony in Kombinat, Tirana (83 couples)
BLESSING – On June 17th, in Durrës city, organized the second Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony for this month. Over 120 people gathered in this event and 60 couples received the Blessing.
Blessing Ceremony in Durrës (60 couples)
BLESSING – On June 24th, in another area of Tirana city, Laprakë, we organized the next Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony for April. Over 200 people gathered in this event and 96 couples received the Blessing. We were happy to have as officiator of this ceremony Dr. and Mrs. Balcomb, Europe and Middle East Chair.
Blessing Ceremony in Laprakë, Tirana (96 couples)
BLESSING – On June 30th, in Panaja, a village of Vlora city, we organized the last Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony for this period. Over 70 people gathered became part of the event and 21 couples received the Blessing.
Blessing Ceremony in Panaja, Vlora (21 couples)
WITNESSING – May 24th – 27th, over 70 youngsters from our 9 Centers in Albania and Kosovo participated in our 4 days Divine Principle Workshop. A high spirit atmosphere generated throughout all the workshop in our National Workshop Center. The participants got very inspired but the deep meaning of Divine Principle and by the life course of True Parents. We pray and hope that the new guests of this workshop can keep the high spirit and can contribute in realizing God’s dream on earth.
WITNESSING – April 28th, an introductory activity about our movement was organized at the dormitories of engineering students. With the support of one blessed couple who recently received blessing through HTM activities, we could gather over 120 students and share about the vision of our movement. The title of this event was “Peace Starts With Me”.
WITNESSING – June 4th, we organized another introductory activity about our movement. This time the dormitories of the students of the faculty of medicine welcomed us. Again over 100 students received the presentation. Many of these youngsters were very positive and we exchange the contacts.
WITNESSING – June 23 – 24th, a 2 days Divine Principle workshop took place in our National Workshop Center. The participants were couples and families who recently received blessing through HTM activities. They got to know True Parents life and vision more in depth. They were very positive about the lectures. In the end of the workshop we appointed them as Ambassadors for Peace. These appointments were directed by Europe and Middle East Chair, Dr. Balcomb and regional President rev. Jack Corley.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On May 23rd in the city of Roskovec, UPF Local Peace Council was established. Important figures and VIP of the city participated in the event and got the appointment as Ambassador for Peace. Especially UPF was welcomed by the major of the city, who also received the appointment as Ambassador for Peace.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On May 26th another UPF Peace Council was established in Kruja city. With the support of the mayor of the city more then 50 people participated.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 1st in Vlora city was organized essay competition about True Father’s autobiography book, “As Peace-loving Global Citizen”. We gave the book, as a present to the students of the high school “Elite”, and the best 3 essay got certificates of accomplishment and some presents.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 5th our center in Fier city in cooperation with a high school organized a cleaning project in the city. In the Day of Environment to promote the love for nature and encourage the public opinion to take care of the environment by having the attitude of a True Owner.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 6th one of our centers in Tirana organized the last yearly meeting of CARP Club at the European University of Tirana. We are happy to have established this year for the first time in Albnia, CARP Club at a university. We will continue with this cooperation for the academic years to come.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 21st was the last weekly CARP meeting in the other center of Tirana. During academic year of 2017-2018 we were holding weekly meetings with mostly student guests and also developed different projects together.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 21st in Kuçova city was established the UPF Local Peace Council. Again, in promoting the goal and vision of UPF we had the support of the mayor of the city. Many well-known figures attended the activity and some of them received the Ambassador for Peace Certificate.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 25th it was the city of Kamza who welcomed UPF. We were happy that we could established Local Peace Council also in this city.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 26th UPF Albania, organized another activity for establishing Local Peace Council in Prrenjas city. More than 40 important figures of this small city participated in the event.
CREATING ENVIRONMENT FOR WITNESSING – On June 29th UPF Albania, organized two activities for for establishing Local Peace Council in two northern cities. In Fushë-Arrëz and in Puka cities. In both of them we had the support of the mayors and well-known figures became Ambassadors for Peace.
RAISING FUTURE LEADERS OF CIG – On June 8th – 9th in Tirana was organized a 2-day closing workshop for educating members. During the we organized a beautiful program which brought a lot of joy and fresh and lively spirit in our center, that was a Divine Principle contest. Many young members joined this program of studding DP and doing lecture practice for about four months consistently, to finally 10 of them graduated in this workshop.
RAISING FUTURE LEADERS OF CIG – On June 23rd – 27th in Albania we had the opportunity to welcome Europe and Middle East Chair – Dr. and Mrs. Balcomb, Europe East Region Chair – Rev. Corley and Europe South Region Chair – Mr. Cali. They participated in many of the above reported activities and had a meeting with community leaders as well.
During this month of July, while the 15 Day DP seminar is ongoing and it will finish on 25th, we had also CIG Special IW Rev. Paul Ann visit Albania and lecture over 80 guests & new members who are attending the workshop.