The other weekend I made my third visit to spend time in Bulgaria with Georgi (affectionately known as the older George, as opposed to the younger one who is with us in a few weeks).
Georgi has been a very significant Christian leader in Bulgaria with an international role of gathering evangelical believers in the post-communist era. It was wonderful to build on the formative relationship with this humble man and spend time talking with him about his experiences. Georgi leads a church in a town called Lovech but oversees a movement of churches around fifty strong.
On the Saturday I accompanied him to a village nearby where around twenty-five adults and twenty children gather in a humble rented premises. It was such a privilege to preach there.
I really felt deeply touched by the man who leads this small fellowship and also his wife in terms of their humility and wonderful love for Jesus. I barely spoke to them and didn’t even get their names but I include a photo of them.
On the Sunday I preached in Lovech where I have preached before and even though I last went over a year ago and don’t speak their language I really loved seeing these dear brothers and sisters.