Stories from the Field

Community of Faith

In February we celebrated our church plant’s 2nd birthday; we had our first meeting on February 14, 2015. Since then what looked like a small discussion group meeting on Sunday nights has grown and formed into a our “Community of Faith”. Very recently the women of the church- a full range of different backgrounds, points […]

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baseball batter waiting to swing

Sports as Missions in Bulgaria: A Video

Missions is everywhere. And sports is a great opportunity to build relationships. MTW interns spent part of their summer playing baseball and lacrosse in Bulgaria, which opened up doors to the gospel. Watch the video, and see firsthand how God is at work on the ballfields of Sofia.  

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The Art Exhibit

Some time ago we were given pictures drawn by art students in a school located in the nearby town of Asenovgrad. The art teacher there is extremely talented and really brings out the best in her students. With the help of our language teacher, Elena, we were able to set up a “Cultural Night/Art Exhibit” […]

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Vlado with his family

Vlado: A Life Transformed in Bulgaria – Video

Listen to Vlado Hristov of Sofia, Bulgaria, tell how his life been transformed from an “Orthodox atheist” with a drug addition to a follower of Christ who is helping to plant churches.  

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Coffee with a Friend

“It’s too easy to become a Christian . . . so it can’t be true!”  This was Alex’s response to the Gospel when he and Brett met for coffee last week.  “So you don’t have to do anything, just believe in what Jesus has already done?  I think this was made up because it’s what people […]

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Daughters of Bulgaria

This season in Bulgaria truly confirmed the calling God put on my heart 5 years ago to work with women trapped in sexual exploitation. My time with Daughters of Bulgaria gave me the opportunity to work with women in an aftercare setting, to weekly see God’s pursuing love on the streets in outreach, and to learn […]

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English Camp Overview

English camp in the Rhodope Mountains was exhausting but great. Each morning we taught the Bulgarians some English concepts and told stories from the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally-Lloyd Jones. In the evenings we taught fun classes like art, CrossFit, Myers-Briggs, Poetry, and Veganism. Then the games began, which included some intense matches of Volleyball, […]

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Intro to the Well

Being in Sofia where I am surrounded by new friends, culture, language, food, geography, and teaching has caused me to do a lot more thinking, or introspection. Already I feel that God is revealing idols like comfort and success that inspire the choices I make in my daily life. He has shown me how broken […]

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The Well 2015

Looking back, it’s hard to pick a favorite memory or event from this summer. It was awesome meeting Bulgarians and learning about their lives, history, and culture. As an introvert, I really appreciated and related to the quiet nature of the Bulgarians I befriended. I also enjoyed the opportunity to lead and teach English clubs […]

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Church Planting in Bulgaria with Petko: A Video

How does church planting work? Much of it is about discipling and equipping nationals to lead their church. Petko Cholakov shares his transformation story of faith and leadership.  

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