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June 2018

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating our first anniversary in Bulgaria!  We are frequently amazed by how quickly the time has flown by!  No celebration is complete without expressing our sincere appreciation for all of you.  Your financial gifts and prayers have sustained us each day.  Your investment is Bulgaria is felt in tangible ways everywhere we go.  Thank you!  We look forward to sharing more about what God has done in us and through us next month!  You can partner with the work in Bulgaria by clicking here  
Last month, we attended the UK Free Methodist Annual Conference. It was a wonderful time reconnecting with friends who had visited Bulgaria earlier this year on mission trips and sharing with new friends about God's work in Bulgaria.  After the conference, we traveled to Birmingham to spend time with Jill's parents.  We had the awesome blessing of being with Jill's mom on (American) Mother's Day.  It was truly more than we could have asked for!  Our first trip to England was magnificent and we look forward to returning.  
After we returned to Bulgaria, David's mom arrived for a visit.  She was our first family member visitor and we treasured our time together.  It was fun to show her around this beautiful country and share our life with her.  Seeing something through new eyes is always refreshing and enlightening.  She left us with great encouragement and love.  The goodbyes are hard, but they are a measure of how much love we share with our families.  In the coming months, we have several mission teams from the United States coming and we are looking forward to the first Family Camp with the church plants in Bulgaria.  

We are continuing to plan the launch of an English language class in a church in Sofia this fall.  Our Bulgarian language teacher is excited to help and we thank God for providing a gifted teacher who has a passion to serve others.  Here is a picture with Ellie when we finished our A1 class earlier this year.  We are continuing to study the language this summer and will enroll in classes again in the fall.         

Prayer requests:

  • Pray for the preparations for our Family Camp from July 30 - August 3
  • Pray for our team here in Bulgaria this summer as we share the ministry with mission teams
  • Pray for the work being done on the St. John's Home for girls.  The major system installations are being completed this summer
  • Pray for our Bulgarian language study
  • Pray for the planning of the English Club in Sofia beginning this fall
Colossians 4:3 - "And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we many proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains." 
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