The Vlach span both Albania and Greece creating complex relationships across the borders. Pray for national Christians to reach out to them with the Gospel.
The Vlach are some of Europe’s last semi-nomadic pastoralists. Pray that the Vlach will soon place their faith in Christ and learn to follow the Good Shepherd.
Vlach comes from a Gothic word meaning “Roman.” Vlachs, also called Arumani, have Jewish, Slavic, and Greek roots, so their culture is more defined by their language versus ethnicity.
Ask the Father to break down the barriers that are preventing the Greeks in Albania from accepting His love and gift of salvation.
Other countries are pouring money and resources into South Albania to promote the spread of their major world religion and are meeting with success.
Religious and ancient ethnic tensions between Greeks and Albanians combined with land disputes have created a history of constant conflict and mutual verbal, legal, and diplomatic retaliations.
The 165,693 Greeks in Albania are the largest minority group in that country. Attempts to share the gospel have met resistance. There is no known church planting or missionary activity. Pray for laborers and spiritual breakthrough.