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Tiranafest Video

by on Jul.09, 2012, under News

Here is a short video of one of the songs from Tranzit being sung by a few thousand people at the kick-off rally for Tiranafest coming in September. Click on the link to view. Tiranafest
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Christmas CD to be featured on Radio in the U.S.

by on Dec.20, 2010, under News, Prayer

Hello Team, We have some exciting news regarding the work we've done over the past several years. A radio show that features ethic music from Eastern Europe will be using both of the first two CD's, Tranzit, and Krishtlindjë në Tiranë (Christmas in Tirana). The first use will be Tuesday night, Dec 21st from 7:00 - 10:00 PM eastern time (4:00 - 7:00 on the west coast). The Christmas CD will be the feature music for the program. On future shows, music from the Tranzit CD will also be featured. If you would like to tune in, you can listen to the show live on the internet by going to this link and click on one of the the bandwidth options you want. Please pray that God will be glorified and that Albanian speaking people will be drawn to life and redemption from the King of kings. Thank you for you prayer and support. Bekime, David and Sheri
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New Worship Project

by on Dec.10, 2010, under News, Prayer

Hello and blessings to you this Christmas season. It's been awhile since we last updated you, so we wanted to take a minute and thank you all for your continued support, prayer, and friendship. You bless us more than you could ever know. We have been working periodically on a worship project with our dear friend Toni Shena from Tirane. We are happy to announce that the CD, Perëndi I Vendit Tim has been completed and is available for purchase. Seth and I did the mixing and mastering for six of the tracks on the CD. It is a wonderful CD of original worship music written and recorded by Toni. The money he makes helps support his ministry, so buy a few and give them as gifts! This coming April, Sheri and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. As we were planning our celebration trip, our hearts kept feeling unsettled about a week at a beach or just vacationing someplace fun. We found ourselves longing to return to our second home, Albania. January will be two years since our last visit and that is way too long. So, we are praying about going in March over Spring break. There is a possibility we may do a small worship conference, but a lot of those details are still up in the air. Pray for clarity and understanding as we seek the Lord in this regard. Thank you again for your continued prayer and support, we are richly blessed. David and Sheri
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Ministry Plans & Opportunity

by on Apr.08, 2009, under Giving, News, Prayer

Hello Team, I wanted to share with you the summer ministry plans for the Worship Albania Project. When I was in Albania last May and again in Jan. of this year, I was able to record six new Albanian worship songs. These were written by Toni Shena, www.tonishena.org a young worship leader with whom we have worked for several years. I brought the recordings back with me and Seth and I plan on completing the songs this summer. This includes recording additional instruments, background vocals, editing, mixing and mastering. We hope to have a final product ready for Toni to duplicate and distribute/sell by mid to late summer. These are songs that are currently being used in our church in Tirane. They are really wonderful worship songs written from the Albanian heart, and are very powerful songs to our Lord.  Toni will use these CD's to help support his ministry and to continue the vision we all are a part of...bringing Albanian worship of our Lord, to the streets and homes of Albanians everywhere. With this in mind, we could really use a new microphone for recording. We have one that works reasonably well, but the sound it captures is just a different "color" than the one we used for Toni's voice while we were in Tirane. The mic we used is a Shure KSM 27 that sells for $300 pretty much everywhere. It's the same one we used to record the CD Tranzit. Right now, one of my primary suppliers is offering it for $199. I've never seen it for less that $279, even on sale. This is a great opportunity to get a new rock solid mic that is rugged enough for travel, and records very high quality tracks. Please pray for this project, it has the potential to be a great blessing for the Albanian people, as well as a financial support for a gifted young worship leader. If you can contribute to purchasing this mic, you can do so through Forward Edge on our support page www.worshipalbania.org/?page_id=6. If you can help us with this mic, please email us and let us know the funds are on their way so we can make the purchase while they are still available. It is such a pleasure and joy to be partnered with you in this ongoing ministry. Your prayer and friendship are a constant source of blessing and encouragement. Bekime, David
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Thank You

by on Apr.05, 2009, under News

Hello Friends, I just received our March support report and was just struck at the faithfulness of our supporters. Thank you so much for continuing to believe in the calling God has for us to continue working with Albanians. The work really is continuing, it is just a bit slower when the distance is so great. We just ordered custom guitar picks (Seth came up with the design) that promote the ministry in Albania. They should be in Albania by Easter, and will be used to promote ministries working together throughout the Balkans through the Albanian language web site, www.adhurimishqiptar.org. You can see a picture below. Thank you for your continued prayer and support. Your partnership continues to astound and humble us. Blessings, David, Sheri, Seth, Katie, and Ian
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The Conference is Over

by on Jan.24, 2009, under News, Prayer

Thank you so much for your prayer during this conference. There is no way to adequately share with you the incredible time we had in worship, prayer, and teaching. Many worship teams were equipped with tangible, practical training to help them function better as a team,  and as leaders in the church. By the last day, there was a wonderful spirit of unity in the attendees. This is something that is not all that common in this region. Some real ground was made for the Kingdom and for cooperation among worship leaders regarding additional training, song translation process, and personal support and networking. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The Albanian church has been blessed by your investment in them. Pray for Sheri as she takes off for Portland on Sunday morning. David has another week here working on more recordings, and some technical sound system issues and training. Please keep him in your prayers for continued health and a productive week. Blessings, David & Sheri
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The Conference has Begun!

by on Jan.22, 2009, under News, Prayer

Hello Team, The conference began well tonight. We had over 60 people show up! It was an awesome time of worship, teaching, and fellowship. On Friday, David speaks three times, then another two times on Saturday. Pray that he would speak the words that God places in his mouth. Sheri will be teaching on Saturday morning. Pray also that a spirit of unity and peace would reign over the conference. We so treasure your partnership and are so honored to have you by our sides as we take ground for the Kingdom by equipping His anointed Worship Leaders and teams to lead fully in their calling. Blessings, David
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Tuesday Jan. 20

by on Jan.20, 2009, under News, Prayer

Hello Team, Preparations for the conference are progressing well. The schedule calls for me to be speaking four times during the conference as well as leading worship with one of the teams. I will be speaking on The Levitical Call, and will be leading workshops on Acoustic Guitar, Sound Systems, and Worship Team Dynamics. Sheri will be teaching a workshop on Keyboard/Piano, and will also be on the Worship Team Dynamics panel. As of now, we are expecting 35 - 40 attendees, but this number is changing daily.  We ask for prayer specifically for our preparation and the ability to communicate both God's heart for worship, and practical everyday things that help teams work well together spiritually, musically, and inter-personally. There are also some logistical issues that need resolving as well, so we would be grateful for prayer coverage in that area as well. Personally, Sheri and I are doing very well, and are very much enjoying our time here. The opportunity to re-connect with such dear friends, and serve along side them is a joy and honor. We are so blessed to be here. Thank you for sending us. David & Sheri
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We’ve Arrived

by on Jan.17, 2009, under News, Prayer

Hello Team, Thank you so much for your prayer support. Sheri and I made it here fine. We got the medication through. We had a bit of a scare this morning in Munich when the security screener called over a supervisor and wanted to check our papers for the medication. (no one else even opened the bag) When the supervisor arrived, he looked at the documents and said, "they are fine, let them go on." Praise God The conference begins next Thursday night, so pray that we are able to prepare our hearts and that God's words will flow through us. We are excited for the opportunity, and humbled by the responsibility. Blessings, David
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We’re on our way!

by on Jan.15, 2009, under News, Prayer

Hello! In a few minutes we leave for Albania--so grateful for the opportunity to once again visit the land and the people that God has placed in our hearts. We'll be speaking at a three-day worship conference, continuing with more recording, and reconnecting with our brothers and sisters! Thank you for praying for wisdom and smooth travels, and for Seth, Katie, and Ian as they remain here in the States. They sure would rather be with us! Love and blessing! Sheri
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