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Supporting our partnership with Albania

Goals outlined, future minister scholarship, Family to Family

In February 2018, the Board of Elders approved the Task Force’s recommendation to partner with the Albanian Moravians for another two years with the following goals:

  • To financially support the Bathore Projects:
    • Economic Support (providing food and basic education to increase knowledge and provide a way out of poverty)
    • Emancipation Project (helping victims of domestic violence)
    • Evangelization Project (teaching the gospel)
    • To support feeding 45 families from Bathore in the Family to Family initiative.
    • To contribute to Dena Grillo Fortuzi’s educational fund to the Moravian Theological Seminary so she can become ordained as a Moravian Minister to Albania.

Future Albanian Minister Scholarship Fund

Dena Grillo Fortuzi, one of our visitors from Albania in 2015, entered the Moravian Theological Seminary distance learning program in the fall of 2016. Dena has received high praise from Dr. Craig Atwood and other professors since enrolling in the seminary. In fact, Dena received the seminary’s award for Moravian History in May 2017.

The cost of tuition for one course is $2,000. Our goal is to contribute $1,000 per semester. A course of study has been planned for Dena to complete her studies and be eligible for ordination in the summer of 2019. If you would like to contribute to Dena’s education, checks can be written to Home Moravian Church with “Education Fund for Dena” in the memo line.

Family to Family Initiative

Home Moravian and the Moravian Church in Albania are partnering to provide monthly food supplements to 45 families that are in great need in Bathore.  The cost to feed a family is listed below:

# Family Members

Cost per month

Cost for one year

1-3

$30

$360

4-5

$40

$480

> 5

$50

$600

The food package includes flour, sugar, pasta, rice, beans, cooking oil, salt, soap, and detergent. Albanian Moravians purchase and distribute the food to each family. All contributions go directly to feed families in need. The total cost to feed 45 families for one month is approximately $2,000.

If you would like to help feed a family, checks in any amount can be written to Home Moravian Church with “Family to Family” in the memo line.

To make a general donation to the Albania project, please download and complete this form, place in offering plate or mail to the church office.