Albania May 2022

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"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you."

Jeremiah 29:11

Albania May 2022

This mission trip has got be one of the more rewarding and memorable times to report on!

It was like the Book of Acts was happening right before our eyes everyday. We felt like there was a supernatural assignment just for us every where we went.

We have to totally acknowledge that we felt all of your prayers supporting these amazing open doors.

The week started full speed with both Rodrigo and I doing T.V. and radio interviews on a Christian network called Media 7 International. It covers the Balkan region reaching over 5 million people.

On the second day we traveled to a seaside town for a concert Rodrigo did for the Ukrainian Refugees. It was heartbreaking to hear their stories of pain and sorrow, many not knowing what family members were still alive. They were mostly composed of teenagers between 12 -17 along with some of their teachers, men 18 and older had to stay back and fight in Ukraine.

They had a young 13 year old classical guitar player that opened the event. It was a great honor and joy for Rodrigo to lead him to the Lord.

The Ambassador of Ukraine was a friend of our host, we had an opportunity to go to dinner and hear about many more concerning details.

Our next concerts were playing at a church located in the middle of the Muslim part of town where the church is not really welcomed. It is a great fellowship where they are making in roads with the community by opening up a free medical clinic on the side of the church.

The final concert was in Tirana, the capital of Albania held at the National Museum.

Romania May 2022

Romania May 2022

Again our time started off with a radio interview on a Christian radio station with an invitation to Rodrigo’s concert.

Here we also visiting the Ukrainian Refugees in another camp hearing so many stories of pain and lost.

Rodrigo was inviting to play for a mostly Muslim student body of 300, ages 12 – 17.

At every event Rodrigo always gives them an opportunity to stop and say a prayer with him to know the Lord. We never know who actually says it from their heart, but God does.

In the beginning of each concert we always start it with the 15 minute Bio Conversion movie of Rodrigo called “The Musicianary” It is of course always either dubbed or translated with subtitles in their own language.

I was invited to give my testimony in a Ladies group. I am always so thrilled when they will seek me out afterward and want to give me their personal stories and look for a word of encouragement and a prayer.

Rodrigo was invited to play at a maximum prison where he gave 3 different concerts:

  • One for the in house T.V. broadcast that goes throughout prison
  • One for the Staff
  • One for the prisoners

The final concert was at a public center auditorium, it was mostly filled with the invited Ukrainian Refugees. An amazing way to end the trip.

What's Next?

August 2022
Colombia

Rodrigo will be traveling to Medellin Colombia. He will be playing at a Seminary, 3 churches and a Government Auditorium with mostly nonbelievers.

September – October 2022
Africa

Rodrigo has been invited to be a part of the annual “Love the Bible Africa” Conference. It draws over a thousand people from all over Africa.He will be the main concert guest for the Conference.
He will be in El Doret and Nairobi invited to play colleges and churches.

September – October 2022
Romania & Slovakia

We will be returning to Romania where Rodrigo will be playing at the Performing Arts Center of Timisoara. Finishing with a concert tour in Slovakia invited by The Baptist Union of Slovakia.

Blessings,
Rodrigo & Mary Rodriguez

Isaiah 6:8
Here I am, send me.

Would you please help us with your prayers and financial support to fulfill what God has put on our hearts to do?
Rodrigo Rodriguez
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