Short Term, Long Term: Youth Discipleship in Albania
"My parents can stop me from going to church, but they can't stop me from believing."
The other night, I called my sixth-grade son from work to check up on him. "Um, actually I'm chatting on Skype right now," he confessed, "with one of your Albanian friends, Marko."
Knowing fifteen-year-old Marko, I realized he was probably witnessing to my son. Nevertheless, maternal concern won out: "Miro, it's midnight in Albania. Marko has school tomorrow. Tell him I said to get offline and go to sleep." While such exchanges in my home are commonplace, just a few years ago they would have been unthinkable. It has ...