Giving Thanks

Before November gets away from us we wanted to be sure to thank each of you for being a part of our ministry here at GDQ International Christian School! Without your faithful support and prayers, we certainly couldn’t be here investing in the lives of our staff and students. THANK YOU! Our hearts are truly filled with gratitude for the privilege of serving the Lord in Tirana, Albania.

Though Thanksgiving was a little different this year, we were blessed and thankful to still enjoy a traditional American holiday meal. We had several invitations to join others for the day and ended up spending the day with a group of missionaries, enjoying turkey with all the trimmings and some wonderful fellowship around the table. Though we weren’t with our own family back in Georgia and New Jersey, we were thankful to be able to speak to all of them via FaceTime over the holiday.

Other blessings we find ourselves thankful for include the opportunity to attend the weeklong conference of the Albanian Encouragement Project held in Budva, Montenegro. We rode up with World Gospel Mission coworkers, Nathan and Cydil Waggoner, and their two children. Len’s sister, Joy Phillips, also attended as she spent time in Albania as part of her responsibilities as WGM Regional Director for Asia, Europe and Oceania. It was a wonderful week of worship, fellowship, and learning more about various ministries throughout Albania

During the school week, our days are full, leaving each morning at 6:45 a.m. Many days there are meetings to attend after school as well, especially for Len in administration. With the time change recently, it’s getting dark here by 4:30 p.m. so our internal clocks are having a hard time realizing it’s not as late as it feels! Of course, after arriving home there’s always “homework” – lesson plans, grading, and for Len, finishing up his final online course at Columbia International University in South Carolina. As of December 8, he will officially graduate with his Master of Education degree! For that, we are truly thankful!

Again, thank you for allowing us to share with you some of the blessings God is showering on us here in Albania. And thank you for being one of those blessings!

About lbphillips

Followers of Jesus, serving in obedience to the Great Commission to go to all the world, to make disciples, to invite others into the Kingdom, and to teach obedience to God's Word.
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