Kosovo: the Agape Center
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August 2013 update: The Agape Center in Kosovo makes a difference in the lives of people struggling with physical and mental disabilities by providing them with occupational therapy. The center has recently seen increased opportunities to meet people’s spiritual needs as well.
Agape has cultivated a culture of prayer across its different programs. The clinic hosts a weekly Bible study, and now when participants see that someone is sick or injured, they immediately go to prayer. This is a new experience for many. One participant was excited to read the story of Abraham, which then opened a door for him to have a meaningful conversation with Di Ullrich, our CAMA worker at Agape. You can learn more about Di and her work at Agape in the video below.
The Agape Center in Kosovo is making a difference in the lives of physically impaired children and adults. With limited resources, CAMA worker Di Ullrich is providing occupational therapy services, which are rare in this small Balkan country. In caring for the physical needs of those considered useless, she has opportunity to bring spiritual hope and physical healing to Kosovars. But Di is lacking some basic resources. Many of the clients that Di sees are children with cerebral palsy who could benefit greatly from standard occupational therapy equipment such as walkers and standers. Clients with hand injuries or de-formative arthritis need hand splints.
Pray that the Agape Clinic would continue to bring both physical and spiritual light to the people of Kosovo. If you are a registered or certified occupational therapist who is interested in volunteering at the clinic or in helping to write a culturally relevant textbook, please contact us.