A New Year Underway

Stamatis Status - January 23, 2008

Steve, Amaro, Eri, Ari

Four short months ago we were not certain if we would have any students enrolled in IBIA. Then we had four, then five, then six and finally it ended up that we have three. Our three full time resident students are: 1) Ermelin Pëllumbi who is from a small village outside of Korce. “Eri” is a 19 year old that completed a high school for foreign languages in June of 2007. Italian was his first language and English was his second language. His family religious tradition is Muslim; 2) Arlind Veshti is from Durres. “Ari” is a 19 year old that completed a high school for art. He has had one year of university. His family religious tradition is Muslim; 3) Amarlind Kepi is from Durres. “Amaro” is a 24 year old that completed high school and then went to two different music schools. Before coming to IBIA he was part of a band. His family religious tradition is Muslim.

Wednesday Morning Report from Athens

Greeting in the Lord dear loved ones,

Welcome to our resurrected “Wednesday Morning Report from Athens.” I say resurrected as for awhile in the past I was sending a Wednesday morning report for awhile to a few folks who were interested in what was going on here on in Athens on a weekly basis. I kind of got away from it the last half of 2007, and decided to get going with it again this year.

I got to thinking that maybe all of you dear ones on my newsletter list might be interested in hearing what’s been happening here in Athens during the last week, so I am starting my Wednesday morning report back up again, and have expanded my mailing out to all of you dear friends and loved ones.

I’ll try to keep these weekly reports shorter than our regular monthly newsletters and hopefully not too boring. Just thought it was a good way to stay in touch with you all and let you know that we think of you all often. It’s also a good way to let you know what’s been going on this past week in the school here in Athens. We hope you enjoy it.

Hello New Year

Belinda Speaks

Survey Report

Here are some of the highlights of the survey that we have accumulated as of 11/13.

Responses: 149

Level of involvement
Pursuing additional education: 43
Full-time local congregational ministry: 100
Foreign missions ministry: 48
Vocational: 35
Other:25

Ministry Roles
Preacher: 111
Youth/Family: 23
Missionary: 51
Other: 50

Converts: 21,045
Congregations planted: 790
Directed to SIBI programs: 3,933
Leaders trained: 9,843

People and Things Born of The Water

October News

OH Good grief.....

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