Wonderful opportunities in a barren country -
John Powys and the team sponsored by Bethal N.G.Church have safely returned on 19 March
2004. They report that there were enormous opportunities for evangelism in a country
devastated by centuries of oppression. The people in Bugaria are living in extreme poverty
both materially and spiritually. In the large cities an effort is being made to preach the
Gospel but in the smaller towns and villages the Gospel is unknown. People are hungry for
the Good News of salvation from sin through the only Saviour Jesus Christ. Many people in
the villages were encouraged by the visit to know that there are Christians in other parts
of the world that remember them in their suffering. A number of people turned to the Lord
and others recommitted themselves to serve Him wholeheartedly. They received hope when
they were told and shown slides of the Lords work at Kwasizabantu and how revival starts
with the individual and then grows into mighty rivers of living waters.
(click on thumbnails below to see full photos)
Pastor Michael and Casper on arrival at Sofia on 10 March 2004.
Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Sofia
First service with Gypsies in Trojan
View from apartment window in Pavlikeni
Visit to orphanage near Levski
Service with men in Dimcha village.
Youth service in Batak village
Sunday morning service in Shalom Church in city of Lovech Service in Pavlikeni Church
Cigarettes being thrown into fire after service. First and Third
world in one country
Service in the Church in Levski Last service in Pavlikeni.
Meal and sharing with leaders of Pavlikeni Church on last night
(listen to some Bulgarian