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DOOR OF HOPE INTERNATIONAL
DOHI
October / November 2000
Newsletter
Gjakova Police Station, destroyed by a NATO bomb. It was used as a Serbian military headquarters. In the previous decade the local Albanians feared it greatly. They say 99% of the people who went in were never heard from again. Torture and intimidation were the most common tools. The local Albanians who witnessed the bombing stood and cheered.
Downtown Gjakova Shopping District
When the Serbian military could not intimidate Albanian shop keepers by any oher means they would resort to burning their place of business. All over Kosovo and including Gjakova there are street after street burt to the gound in this fashion. BUT you see here just two weeks after NATO's occupation shop keepers are restoring some bit of normal to their lives. The Kosovar Albanians are a resilent and enterprising people with a true work ethic. Just the kind to help spread the Gospel of Jesus throughout the muslim world.
GOD has a plan for them.
In our home Tirana summer 1999. Ellen with members of the Berisha family of Suva Reka Kosovo. They lost over 50 uncles and cousans in a two day blood bath that took place in May of 1999. They were one of the many families we were able to touch with the LOVE of Jesus Christ. Because you prayed and gave financially; enableing us to be there!
After the shops they turned their torches on the Albanian's homes. Very few were spared, this is the norm all over Kosovo
Daniel with Door of Hope International director Paul Popov, Albanian Christian workers Shaban & Genci. Summer 1999 at main refugee center Tirana, Albania
Artan helps in delivering sanitary aid buckets to refugees with the DOHI van as Daniel stands in the back as guard.
Summer 1999 Kombinate, Albania
Downtown shopping district Gjakova after the Serbian burnings. Go here and see what it looked like before the war. WWW.albanian.com/main/countries/kosova/gjakova
Daniel & Paul Popov with Nazmi and one of his teachers. taken at the elementary school Nazmi directs in Gjakova, November 1999. Here we are discussing the proposed boiler heating system for the school.
Pray for Albanians everywhere.............
Gjakova is where we will make our home for the next few years. We have very good relationships with many there. Although most are not Christian, they are open to the Gospel of Christ and our style of relationship evangelism is not threating to them. Once we have set up house we hope to begin teaching English, this can be a powerful tool to present the Gospel to non-belivers here.  We would ask that you pray with us that their hearts and minds recieve the life changing words of Jesus. Due to some delays it may be spring before we begin our work there. Please pass this web page onto anyone you think might be interested. Jezusi Yu Bekoft "Jesus bless you"
Daniel, Ellen, Rachel & Timothy!.
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