As in the rest of the world, life has changed significantly for us in Bulgaria with the Coronavirus crisis.
Due to our location in Europe and the smaller capacity of the health system, Bulgaria has taken early action to impose restrictions. Schools and most businesses have been closed for nearly 2 weeks and inter-city travel is restricted. All of our regular ministry activities have been cancelled or gone online, and various planned meetings and conferences have also been cancelled. Future plans, including our planned home assignment, are up in the air as we all take things day by day.
We are all at home and we are thankful for a comfortable place to live (with heating, as winter has returned with a lot of snow!). Katie and the girls are home schooling and Dan is preparing his next course, which will be done online. We are continuing to keep in touch with and support those we minister to by regular phone calls and messages. Katie has given her name as a volunteer at the hospital to be called on if required.
We thank the Father for the way that we see his ch in Bulgaria being driven to pr and to his word in a new and real way. We thank Him that as our earthly routines and securities are stripped back we are given the opportunity to truly lean on Him and consider where our joy and hope lie.
Please pr for the people of Bulgaria to turn to the Father in this time, that he would work in their hearts, that believers would be ready and excited to proclaim the hope that we have, and that our internet connectedness would be used for spreading hope and not fear.
Please pr against the spirit of fear, and pr for discernment for us as we minister to people particularly affected by this.
Pr that the Lord would show mercy in the stopping of this virus. Pr for the Bulgarian health system as the situation develops and pray that if Katie is called to work in the hospital, that she would be placed where the Father wills and would work in his strength.
Pr for Father’s spirit to lead Daniel as he plans and delivers the Systematics course online. Pr that although the online format is not ideal, that the Father would use the course to develop and train leaders in his Word.
Pr that we would be growing in our own faith and daily trust so that we may be able to minister effectively to others in this time of uncertainty.
Thank you for your ongoing pr and support in this time. We join also in pr for Australia and each of you in this time.
In the Son,
Dan, Katie, Svetlana and Mimi