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World Mission – The Romas of Bulgaria
January 2011

World Mission – The Romas of Bulgaria

The Romas of Bulgaria We have recently heard of the expulsion from France of great numbers of Romanian Romas (Gypsies). This reminded us of the two summers we spent in Bulgaria, in response to the invitation by the pastors of several Bulgarian churches for my husband to preach to the Roma people in the Turkish…

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Missionary Spotlight – Called to Bulgaria
November 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Called to Bulgaria

Called to Bulgaria Not all missionary work is direct preaching and evangelising. In this article I share my testimony of working in Bulgaria to show the various ways in which the Lord uses us. I am a representative of Navigators, an international Christian organisation that has been ministering in Bulgaria since the 1980s. Navigators evangelise the…

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Missionary Spotlight – Lasting treasure in Panagyurish
November 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Lasting treasure in Panagyurish

Lasting treasure in Panagyurish In the central Sredna Gora mountain range and the valley of the southbound Lounda Yana river lies Panagyurishte - the town that played a key role in one of the most poignant moments of Bulgarian history. This was the April 1876 uprising during the Bulgarian struggle for national liberation, after five…

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November 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Factfile Republic of Bulgaria

Factfile Republic of Bulgaria   Area:42,855 square miles.   Terrain: Mainly mountainous (Musala 2925m).    Neighbours: Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania.   Population: 7.5 million; about half are urbanites.   Capital: Sofia (1 million).   Infant mortality: 18.5 per 1000 live births.   Life expectancy: Men 69 years; women 77 years.   Ethnic Groups: Slavic 86%, Turkic 9.4%, Roma 3.7%, others 0.9%.    Languages: Bulgarian and Turkish are official…

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Missionary Spotlight – Through Communism & beyond
November 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Through Communism & beyond

Through Communism & beyond Not long ago, communist totalitarianism was a huge threat to Bulgarian Evangelicals. The government's goal was to abolish evangelicalism by state pressure, internment and the prohibition of teaching religion to children. In 1948 all evangelical pastors were arrested and condemned as 'spies against the state' and in 1949 Protestant churches were…

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December 2006

Christmas in Bulgaria

Many people of all ages in Bulgaria live below the poverty line, experiencing hunger and illness yet remaining neglected. Some have been bedridden for years in poverty and hunger. Each Christmas, Siloam Christian Ministries joins with local Christians to alleviate this suffering.Relief gift parcels supply food staples such as rice, lentils, macaroni and tuna.…

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