I would like to thank the Church of the Mother of God, the parish counsel, the sisterhood and everyone for their support regarding my upcoming trip to the “Children’s Home of Hope” on the grounds of the Shen Vlash Monastery in Durres, Albania. I am truly grateful, as I would not have had this opportunity without your generous donation and prayers. The time is drawing near and I am very excited and honored to be able to participate on this mission trip and I am looking forward to working the children and the staff at the Children’s Home of Hope. I look forward to sharing my experiences and pictures with you when I return from Albania. Please keep the Albanian Mission Team: Fr. Dennis, Adeline, Angelika, Zoe, Oliver, Bethany, Jessica, Sara, and myself in your prayers.