SERVING IN : Albania
MINISTRY FOCUS : Church Planting
Steve and Rachael Beiler are missionaries to the country of Albania, which is a part of the Balkans, and have been there since January 2002. Rachael, born in West Virginia and raised mostly in Ohio, received a call to be a missionary at the age of 8 years old. Steve, from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, confirmed his missionary call after a two-month mission trip to India in 1994. While living in Albania, they have overseen a network of churches in Albania and Kosovo. They have been involved in a variety of ministries, including helping to open 3 pre-schools, ministering in impoverished communities, engaged in church planting, and pastoral ministerial training. They have also helped to coordinate a nation-wide prayer network that at one point had over 100 churches and organizations covering Albania in prayer and fasting every day of the year. This has become one of their main focuses currently: to build altars of prayer and worship, and to help facilitate unity in the Body of Christ for God’s Kingdom. Their heart is to work together with the Body of Christ in drawing the presence of Jesus in Albania and the Balkans through altars of prayer and worship and engaging in and training in strategic prayer for the nations. They have helped to establish a House of Prayer in Tirana, Albania, where different organizations and churches come together for prayer, worship, and intercession. They are connected with people across the Balkans doing the same thing. Their greatest desire is to simply live for and become more like Jesus!
Steve and Rachael have 4 children (the two oldest are married), and 3 Albanian children (not legally) who have been a part of their lives while raising their biological children. The oldest Albanian daughter is married with 2 children. Their ministry has always been a family effort, and everyone still lives in Albania at this point except their oldest daughter and her husband.