Europe is a big place. It’s nearly 3,000 kilometers from Estonia to Albania. 33 hours in a car, according to Google. Through a series of travel complications our team spent an unexpected night in Vienna, Austria and was ultimately rerouted through Greece on our way to Albania. You drive through 17 tunnels from Thessaloniki, Greece […]
Strengthen the Church, Advance the Gospel
Alongside is an international fellowship of Christians working together to strengthen the Church and advance the Gospel in Europe. Our purpose is to encourage and empower Christian leaders and churches through an international network of prayer, partnership, and practical help.
For over twenty years we have partnered with churches and leaders in Albania, Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Scotland, Canada and the U.S.
We all have hard parts in our stories. All of us. As we left Estonia, and headed for Geneva we were transitioning from strangers to a team, into a family. At the heart of that transformation was the Spirit of God, who miraculously cultivated a bond of trust between us. That bond, cemented in travel, […]
I think the first time I realized God was doing something special, something unique, in our team was during the National Song Festival in Estonia. We’d spent the week prior learning about Estonia’s remarkable history as a conquered people. We spent a lot of time digging into the Soviet Era. In the early 90’s Estonia […]
Andrea grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and graduated from the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta with degrees in Kinesiology and Secondary Education. She has been working in Ersekë, Albania for the past 2 years as a Resident Assistant and Summer Camp staff at Udhëkryq (“Crossroads”) Torchbearers Center. Andrea became connected with […]