Stories from the Field

women crafting Nov 2018


Drawn on a door in our Christian Cultural Center is our thankfulness tree. It started bare and a little sad, but every Sunday church morning and Wednesday English club night we’ve seen new leaves of thanks added to its foliage in reds, yellows, and oranges. On Sunday our church plant women’s group met together for […]

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The Jesus Storybook Bible

My Bulgarian teacher sighed when I pulled out the colorful children’s Bible. She seemed to agree that reading would be useful for me, but envisioned boring hours of listening to horrendous pronunciation and stories that she already knew. Two days later I was back with the same book and the same grin of excitement. As […]

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Plovdiv Internship

A short term trip for Audrey + an English Camp for teens = an internship in Plovdiv.  Now Audrey is developing a young ladies Bible Study with teens from our Teen English Camp.

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English Camp 2018

“We talk about God and what the Bible says at English Camp. What do you think about that?” Each year we ask students this question during the application for English Camp. It always provokes interesting conversations, even before we leave for camp! This year our theme was God is Rescuer. Over the course of the […]

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Church, do not grow weary in doing good!

I recently attended an event in which young people from Plovdiv could gather and practice different languages they spoke.  It was a great opportunity to meet new people!  I shared with a new acquaintance that I am an American and am working with the Protestant church.  This always comes with a bit of hesitation on […]

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A place to belong

One of our goals for our English as a Foreign Language ministry is to form friendships with the people God brings to our English Clubs. While we have seen a lot of chances to have one-on-one friendships, I’ve also seen God using English Clubs to give people a place to belong. Many of our students […]

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I don’t know where I would be without English Club!

At our English Club Thanksgiving Meal we asked if anyone wanted to share what they were thankful for this year. Every single person shared! And multiple times our club members said that they were thankful for English Club, and the community that they have found in it. “I’m so thankful for all of you Americans […]

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A Miscommunication

On Christmas day, a miscommunication with one of our newer English Club students, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, meant that he showed up for a breakfast we organized at our church space for the ladies in the Daughters of Bulgaria program, who had cancelled at the last minute! Our student thought he […]

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One Day in Bulgaria with Lydia Goeglein: A Video

Missionary Lydia Goeglein helps lead The Well, the summer mentored internship program in Bulgaria. Watch and follow along as Lydia walks us through the streets of Sofia and gives us a glimpse into a day in her life as a missionary.

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Dave talking to man with guitar

One Day in Bulgaria with Dave Culmer: A Video

Spend a day with missionary Dave Culmer in Bulgaria, as he takes us around the city of Sofia. Dave is a jack of all trades on the MTW Bulgaria team, serving alternately as a doctor, a worship leader, and mentor. Dave loves discipling men and helping to grow the local church. Watch and catch a vision […]

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