Friday, July 03, 2015

The Power of Prayer

Today is the fourth day for the Bulgaria-Macedonia Servant Team 2015. God has answered many prayers already and I want to thank those who are lifting this ministry to our Heavenly Father. We've seen His timing, His guidance, His leading in church services. We've been blessed in Skopje, Macedonia through His Spirit and His people. We've seen Him make a way for us in unexpected ways as paperwork just "appeared" as needed at the border crossing. We've felt His presence so strongly in Stolnik, Bulgaria that it was nearly overwhelming. God is doing what God does best and He's answering prayers. To those who have been praying, THANK YOU! To those who want to be part of this work, please help on your knees. 

Much travel is ahead and the lives of many men, women, boys and girls will be imacted by God. The gentleman seen in the picture proudly lifts the Bulgarian flag. Pray for these people as God moves among them and the the churches here as they find God's will among such as this man. 

Friday, May 01, 2015

Bulgaria - Macedonia 2015

The LORD says, “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Barnabas is one of my favorite men of the Bible. His real name was Joseph, but was given this nickname which means "Son of Encouragement." What a powerful statement, to be called that instead of your given name! This is the calling of our Bulgarian - Macedonian Servant Team... to serve and to encourage fellow believers.

This year, I'll be returning with the Bulgarian - Macedonian Servant Team from Bullhead City, AZ as we support and encourage fellow believers. We will be visiting brothers and sisters in several parts of Bulgaria and Macedonia. In an area where the protestant church only accounts for 1% of the nation, God is at work in the hearts of His people. In a place where the persecution is sometimes subtle, but very real. In a place where real believers are feared and often ridiculed.

We will visit and serve churches in Sofia, Svishtov, and  Macedonia during our eighteen day visit. Once again, a full week of youth camp will bless many children and adult. This will be our chance to serve children and teens.

We greatly appreciate your prayers for our brothers and sisters overseas and for our team. The Servant Team is not setting out to evangelize the nation, but rather to encourage our brothers and sisters as they share Jesus with their neighbors. We are only here to serve. (July 1 - 17)

Many thanks to those who have already donated.
  - Northern Virginia Association of Free Will Baptists
Many have chosen to financially support mission work to Bulgaria in the past. If you choose this again, you will receive a receipt from Heritage FWB Church. Thank you for your prayers and assistance.

I hope you enjoy this video last year, as we look forward to this year's journey.
Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins,
 as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.