Who's in Tirana?


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 will be helping the print shop with the ministry support they provide. Tom has helped Pastor Alek since they arrived and now will be stepping out to plant a church in February 2013 starting with a Bible study. Please pray as they seek an interpreter for the bible study. Pray for their children as they continue home school. For everyone to learn Albanian. For Calvary Church Tirana and the people it serves, for the young people of Albania to realize the hope they can have in Jesus Christ and for health as they adjust to their new home and for provision.
To support the Grimes Family:
To donate make your check payable to “GO! Ministries”
and mail to GO! Ministries, PO Box 651, Norco, CA 92860
Please do not write our name on the check. IRS regulations do not allow tax-deductable donations to be designated for a particular person. You may however write our account number in the memo area of the check. Our account number is 1278. If you prefer, you may also donate online at: GO Ministries

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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.


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.


Wildwood is committed to sending two teams to Tirana every year. The teams will come alongside the Grimes family to effectively reach the city, and to help them at the church plant.If you are interested in taking a trip to Albania, you can let us know by filling out this form.