From Thursday 14th to Monday 18th September, Revd Grant and Peter Gillies visited an overseas mission link which All Saints has formed. This link is with a church planting network called Illyricum Movement – www.illyricum.org – which is an Albanian established and run organisation. This organisation has planted three churches – called ‘Ekklesia, Disciple, Sun Hill’ – to date, with a fourth church plant planned for next summer.
It is led by a man called Edi Demo (far left in the photograph below), who has in the past visited Holy Trinity Utrecht and with whom the Andrew and Marianne Tucker have had a connection for a number of years. Last February Edi spoke at a Thursday evening service at All Saints.
Grant and Peter flew in on Thursday morning, with the aims of deepening this link relationship as well as serving and helping these church plants where possible, as agreed with Edi.
It was a busy schedule. Thursday evening was attending a bible study group. On Friday, Peter spent the morning being interviewed by a Christian radio station, in both a tv and radio, setting, about business ethics and the importance of the resurrection (in two interviews!). As agreed, Peter would do two teaching evenings at the ‘Ekklesia’ church.On Friday, Peter spoke about ‘Christian business ethics’. Saturday morning was spent visiting ‘Sun Hill’ church. On Saturday evening, he spoke on ‘the evidence for the resurrection.’ On Sunday, Peter and Grant attended ‘Ekklesia’ church where Grant preached on ‘Forgiveness’. The rest of that day was spent meeting members of the church and visits. Then they flew back on Monday… A busy, rich and blessed time. More will be shared in the next newsletter!