Albania welcomed the Youth Alive training and conference in Tirana on August 13-25, 2019. “I liked everything; it was super fun. I learned about sexuality, depression, how to be happy, and how to choose the right things,” said Joana Hallkaj, a 13-year-old participant. Leo N. España, president of the Albanian Mission and spiritual leader of the Tirana Central Adventist church noted, “I enjoyed seeing our young people build bonds through their friendship groups and pray for each other.” “This is a great way to connect with the needs of youth,” said Juliana Ortolan, project leader in Korçë, Albania. In the months that followed, youth that were trained started meeting regularly through friendship groups. "Youth Alive has been an amazing experience for all the youth in Albania," said Euxhenia Bregasi, who became a youth alive youth facilitator. She added, "I am thankful to God for this program because it has blessed my own friends and loved ones who participated with me."