Praise God for the two Bible study groups we have at the moment. Please pray that these groups would grow, that we would be able to start a third group, and that the members of both groups would be active in our Sunday worship gatherings.
Praise God for the villages in which THP Ozark did outreach events. Pray for the many people who received copies of God’s Word. Pray that soon we would see Bible studies start in these places.
Praise God that the main phase of our building renovation is complete. While work still continues, we were able to hold our first Sunday service on April 28.
Please pray for us as we are learning the Turkish language.
Pray for us as we begin the process of renewing our yearly residency permits. Our current residency is valid until August 30.
At the end of August, a team is coming from Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Lebanon, MO. This team will be doing a service project and sharing the gospel in a village near Shumen. Please pray for the people who make up these teams- that God would bless them immensely for their sacrifice, meet their financial need, and prepare their hearts for their time here. Please pray that there would be new Bible studies started as a result of their ministry.
Please pray for your church-planting team in Bulgaria. Tim and Lydia Awtrey are leading the church in Svishtov. Trif and Vanya Trifonov lead the work in Varna. Jonathan and Amy Postlewaite have started a new church in the city of Pleven. Karen Delgado was recently approved to work with Trif and Vanya in Varna. And Brenton and Debi Driscoll were recently approved to join our family in Shumen!
Most importantly, please pray that the Holy Spirit would do a mighty work in the nation of Bulgaria. Among the Turks only 1/10,000 know Jesus. Please pray that the Lord would go before us, softening hard hearts so that they will be eager to hear the good news of salvation.