During the widespread influx of refugees from the Syria, there was one ethnic group that had more refugee applications in the Netherlands than they Syrians: Albanians. To the Albanians, there is no difference between being a refugee and moving for economic reasons. Few of them were allowed to settle in the Netherlands.
Though there are a small number of Albanians in the Netherlands, there are many more in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and the United States.
Albanians have few job skills that are useful in highly industrialized Holland. The small Albanian community is suffering from violent gangs within their community.
Officially the Albanians are Muslim or Orthodox Christian, but they come from a formerly communist country that was exceptionally hostile to all religions. During the communist era that ended in 1990, Albania was the only officially atheistic country. To this day, Albanians are more secular than Muslims. However, some Albanians are looking to Islam for their identity.
Albanians need to be trained in job marketable job skills for living in urban Holland.
They can be reached for Christ in this country that allows for religious freedom.
Pray for Christ's followers to go to the Netherlands and train Albanians in job skills that will make them valuable employees.
Pray for a disciple-making movement among Albanians to spread from the Netherlands back to Albania and beyond.
Scripture Prayers for the Albanian in Netherlands.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|People Name General||Albanian|
|People Name in Country||Albanian|
|Alternate Names||Chamurian; Gheg; Gheg Speaking; Kosovar; Scutari|
|Population this Country||600|
|Population all Countries||5,122,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Primary Language||Albanian, Gheg|
|Language Code||aln Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Albanian, Gheg
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1869-1990)|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Online Audio Scripture||Talking Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Albanian, Gheg||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Love letter to you from scripture||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah||Al Massira|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Albanian, Gheg||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Albanian, Gheg||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Comic Book Version||Super Bible / Comic Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||Cartoon Gospel tract||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Albanian, Gheg||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|