|This week Brother Nasuf went to yet another new village in hopes of starting a church. They had announced their coming, and when they arrived there were twenty-five adults there waiting. Several of them made professions of faith, I don't recall how many. Along with this comes the excitement in the "home" church at Tirgovishte. Some of the believers there are travelling out to these new meetings along with Brother Nasuf. They see the Lord saving sinners and starting new churches, then they come back and testify about it in their own church. This new work actually started some months ago when several church members agreed to fast and pray one day a week. |
We're planning a furlough for next summer. We'd like to come see as many of you as possible, and present the work in your churches. Please pray with us about this.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
|This month we've been continuing in the regular village meetings. I've been with my brother in a couple meetings and translated for him while he preached. Everyone here is glad to have a new missionary. |
Brother Nasuf has started a new meeting in a village about thirty kilometers north of their town. With his new vehicle he is also travelling to other villages to evangelize. Brother Kenan, his son-in-law, will be taking over some of their older meetings as a pastor. Brother Nasuf's youngest son-in-law lives in Romania and been a part of our churches since he was a boy. Now he has started preaching. His father has kicked him out of the house, and now he's struggling just to feed his wife and child. Please pray for him that the Lord would direct him to a place of service.
Brother Ismail has also been travelling to new villages. One day his wife and another lady from their church went to a village to visit some relatives. While there the people asked them about their religion. So sister Naziye was able to tell them all about how the gospel came to her town and they had believed. The two ladies sang hymns and told of the many things the Lord had done for them. From that house they were invited to another and then another. Several people in that village invited them to come and start a church. Lord willing, tomorrow Brother Ismail will return to that village to organize a weekly meeting along with his son. His son works as a driver driving used cars from Germany to Bulgaria. Last week he was in an accident on the highway in Hungary. The car was "totalled"; two other drivers involved in the accident were hospitalized, yet he walked away without a scratch. Now he wants to travel with his dad, the pastor, to some of the village meetings and testify of how the Lord protected him. Please pray for Sezgin, that the Lord would strengthen him in the faith.