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WHY ALBANIA?

When Wildwood first started in 1998 Pastor Chris took a trip with his father-in-law to Tirana, Albania. Even though Albania was a communist nation up until 1992, it became an open nation again and the Gospel began to be shared shortly after. Wildwood has a heart for Albania because we know that the Lord has a heart for them. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that God is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” We have decided to take the gospel beyond our city and share it with the people of Tirana, Albania. In 2014 Wildwood planted our first church in Tirana.


 

Team Tirana 2018 recap video

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team tirana 2017 recap video

 
 
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Who's in Tirana?


THE GRIMES FAMILY

Tirana, Albania
Tom & Julie Grimes
Ella, Hope & Claire
In March 2010 the Grimes had an opportunity to travel to Tirana, Albania and meet with a local pastor. They began their trip home quite sure that they would not be returning to Tirana to serve. However, God had better plans. On the return home they met missionaries from Tirana that run a print shop that prints Christian materials. Tom has been in the printing industry for over 20 years and they could not deny God’s hand in this meeting. They were becoming convinced that Albania was exactly where the Lord would have them serve Him. With this in mind they made the commitment to move to Albania in August 2010. Tom helped the print shop with the ministry support they provided. Tom has also helped Pastor Aleks at Kisha Kalvari Tirana (Calvary Church Tirana) since they arrived. In March 2013 they began a home Bible study and in 2014 the Grimes stepped out and Kisha Streha (The Refuge Church) was opened in their neighborhood. Pray for Streha as we seek to spread the good news of Jesus among our neighbors and serve them with love, for Calvary Church Tirana and the people it serves, for the people of Albania to realize the hope and salvation they can have in Jesus Christ and for continued vision and provision as we seek the Lord together.

Email: tom@five4him.com Website: http://five4him.com


To Support the Grimes

To donate make your check payable to “GO! Ministries” and mail to GO! Ministries 270 E. Palais Rd. Anaheim, CA 92805. Please do not write their name on the check. IRS regulations do not allow tax-deductable donations to be designated for a particular person. You may however write the account number in the memo area of the check. the account number is 1278. If you prefer, you may also donate online at: GO Ministries



Aleks & Violetta Xhoga

When Dick Hochreiter traveled to Albania in 1992, Aleks and Violetta were the first of those, that came to know Christ. Ever since then they have faithfully been serving in Tirana. Aleks is now pastoring the church, "Calvary Tirana" within the city.


GERALD CORONADO

Tirana, Albania

In March 2014 Gerald had the blessing of going to Tirana with the Church Plant team to help Tom begin the church. Gerald went on this trip expecting God to do something awesome and sweet, but what happened was something that only God could have planned. On this trip he saw many things, but the Lord kept reminding him of the need for Christ in the hearts of the people. Now the Lord has prompted his heart to take a step of faith, trusting in God in being a part of the ministry in Tirana, to serve alongside the Grimes family, and to (God willing) live there. He is stoked to be a part of and see what the Lord is doing! Please pray for the church and the people it serves, for the neighborhood, for an apartment, partner in ministry/roommate, language, for God’s continual guidance, wisdom, love, and provision.


To Support Gerald

To donate make your check payable to “GO! Ministries”
and mail to GO! Ministries 270 E. Palais Rd. Anaheim, CA 92805
Please do not write his name on the check. IRS regulations do not allow tax-deductable donations to be designated for a particular person. You may however write his account number in the memo area of the check. The account number is 1331. If you prefer, you may also donate online at: GO Ministries