|Berti and Jenny Kona|
Rev. Kona is a pastor on staff of Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Simpsonville, S.C. and has returned to his native Albania to plant the first Reformed church in that country, which, during the Cold War, was known as the most militantly and officially atheistic countries in the world.
"This project is done with the gospel hope that the Lord of the Church will use this sharp tool in Albania as mightily as He has used it elsewhere," says GPTS truestee and Woodruff Road Pastor Carl Robbins.
Seminary President Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr., adds, "Think how the Institutes will further reformation in
Theologian J.I. Packer, in his endorsement of the project, calls the Institutes "one of the wonders of the literary world ... one of the wonders of the spiritual world — the world of doxology and devotion, of discipleship and discipline, of word-through-Spirit illumination and transformation of individuals."
Mission to Albania is seeking $21,900 to complete the translation project, which involves 1,824 pages and more than 4 million characters.
Checks may be written payable to WRPC Missions and designated for "Institutes into Albanian." Mailing address: WRPC Missions, 2519 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville SC 29681. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.missiontoalbania.com. Cell phone: +355682121625.