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Barnabas Festival 2023 Aftermath

Barnabas 2023 unfolded in Albania from July 26th to 30th, creating a dynamic and enriching experience.  The vibrant event found its home at the Nehemia Center in Pogradec, a fitting backdrop for the remarkable proceedings. With enthusiasm, we welcomed 132 participants hailing from Albania, North Macedonia, The Netherlands, and a handful from the USA, Norway, and Sweden.

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How it started...

After attending the Barnabas conference in Rumania in 2004 and 2005, the small teams that were joining the event were very enthusiast for the value of the conference.
We discus with some church leaders for a need of having more people in that event as till that time we were sending 4-8 persons to the conference as the costs for travelling from Albania to Romania were high. In those discussions came also a proposal to organize the Barnabas conference in Albania. This proposal we have spoken with EEO in Krimpen/Netherland and we (both sides) were in same mind that is better and more useful to organize the conference in Albania.
In 2006 we had the first Barnabas conference in Albania and Renato Jani together with Entela, Irena and Evis   (three women’s from Disciples of Jesus church in Tirana) under the full support of EEO made that happen. We were together about 40 people from three churches in Albania and feu Dutch participants, so 3-4 time more participants that to previous conferences. The participants on that first Albanian conference were very happy, good motivated and more mature in faith, from the good preaching themes, workshops and the good time with each-other. The outreach that the youth had after the conference was a very successful action, which brought other churches interested for attending the Barnabas conference next year in 2007.
The 2007 conference was hold again in the same place city Pogradec at Nehemia center. The hospitality, accommodation, location, very testy and much quality food made this center very special place for us. In this conference for the first time we have not only Albanian participants’ and few Dutch but also a team from Macedonia, which made that location in Pogradec very important for us, as it is very close (in the border) with Macedonia. The second conference has about 50 participants from five different churches The leader of the conference Renato beside the full support of EEO in Holland has been supported also from Klodi and Alketa a couple from Shkoder.
From the first conference in 2006 till and now, we keep organizing this very fruitful event in the same place city Pogradec at Nehemia center. The number of the participants in the last years has been always around 100 and this year we expect 120 participants, which is the maximum number of participants that we can accommodate. Since 2010 till/and now Renato has in his right side Egli, a young pastor from Tirana. Now are more than eight groups who are joining the conference from churches around Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and also participants from the West.


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