Our team left the Mother Teresa International Airport in Tirana, Albania at 4:00 am. The Austrian Airlines plane was full of North American workers rotating off of the Albanian oil fields. They were heading back to places like North Dakota and Alberta. A sign of the times. Our destination was Paris. We’d been in Europe […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]