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When Edi Kuqi arrived at his college in Albania, he was angry. His father had recently passed away, and Edi blamed God for his pain.
On campus, he met Pellumb Collaku, a staff member with New Life Institute, as Cru is known in Albania. The two became friends, and eventually Edi attended a New Life Institute retreat.
Before the retreat, Edi read Josh McDowell’s book More Than a Carpenter. Impressed by Josh’s testimony and the sincere friendships he saw among students around him, Edi made a decision.
“I want to read the Bible for myself,” he said. Pellumb’s team gave him a copy, and he began to read in Genesis.
“I was convinced of my sin,” Edi said. “This made me feel the need for a Savior. Jesus was the only one that promised such a thing.”
Two weeks later, he accepted Christ.
Pellumb invited Edi to a Bible study and trained him to explain his new faith to others. Next, he challenged Edi to attend an outreach to neighboring Bosnia.
Though fearful, Edi agreed. There, he was struck by the great need for Christ, and how few workers there were. “If not me, then who?” he asked.
As he completed college, he interned on the New Life Institute’s staff team. Now a new graduate, he’s decided to become a full-time missionary.
If you are reading this and for some reason you hate God, and you feel alone, know that He is constantly loving you. He will turn the situation around. Therefore, choose God as He chooses you.
It could be said that I grew up in the church, however, my heart was not entirely in it.
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