Paul and Sue Johnson (CRU)

Submitted by Paul Johnson

Sue and I have now been serving with LeaderImpact Albania full-time for 2 ½ years.  We moved here to help start a ministry to reach top business leaders. This year the Lord has also opened doors to influence several government and military leaders.

My business owners book group now had a dozen members. This spring I was able to share the complete gospel with each of the group members who are not yet believers. Sue and her Albanian co-facilitator have two groups for women, and one includes several of the top business owners in Albania! It is a joy to expose them to biblical truth.

IJR (Cru Albania) is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce of Albania (AmCham) and I am the Vice-Chair of the Labor Committee, responsible for ethics.  In March I organized the AmCham’s first ethics event using a top P&G (Procter & Gamble) executive who also gently referenced the Bible and his Christian faith.  

At the end of October, we hosted a team of 9 business and professional speakers for a week of evangelistic outreaches and pre-evangelistic professional seminars. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Sandford Shugart, President of Valencia College in Orlando FL, spoke to nearly 1000 people during that time!

On a final note, we are active in Faith Bible Church of Tirana, a small reformed fellowship of 40+ people. We host the couples group in our apartment monthly for fellowship, modeling a healthy Christian marriage, and discussing the book, Sacred Marriage. Sue and I have developed a great relationship with the Pastor and his wife.

We thank God for Christ Presbyterian Church including us in your support for many ministries and missions.  Your faithful partnership with us as we have served with Cru for over 20 years means so much to Sue and me.