The 2017 ETC Conference will take place from May 4-7 in Rimini, Italy. The speakers are Gary Wilkerson, Howard Foltz and João Martins. Lidia Genta and Stefano Rigamonti will lead worship again. Registration for the conference is now open!
Pastor Gary Wilkerson, son of Teen Challenge Founder David Wilkerson, will be one of the main speakers at the 2017 Conference. Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Springs Church in Colorado Springs, CO.
The work of Teen Challenge in Albania is in it's early stages. The need for Teen Challenge in Albania - Southeastern Europe - is great. According to official numbers around 60,000 people deal with addiction in Albania. But the chances are the number of people struggling with addiction and substance abuse is much larger.
Statistics* about Albania:
Ethnic groups: Albanian 82.6%, Greek 0.9%, other 1%, unspecified 15.5%.
Languages: Albanian 98.8%, Greek 0.5%, other 0.6%, unspecified 0.1%.
Religions: Muslim 56.7%, Roman Catholic 10%, Orthodox 6.8%, atheist 2.5%, Bektashi 2.1%, other 5.7%, unspecified 16.2%.
note: all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice.
Age structure: 0-14 years: 18.78%, 15-24 years: 18.67%, 25-54 years: 40.39%, 55-64 years: 10.85%, 65 years and over: 11.3%.