Spring Just Came – And We are Back on the Road
Care For All International  2008-04-02
As soon as our kids' spring break began (March 20) we were on the road again. We decided to spend these 10 days traveling down to Tennessee & North Carolina, where we have so many friends and partnering churches. Our plan was to see some personal friends and pastors & minister in 2 churches. So we hit the road – again long hours on the American highways with the kids making a constant noise on the back seat, and playing on our nerves:)

Our first stop was in Tennessee. We were impressed to see that spring had already come there, while it was still cold in our Midwestern town of Davenport when we left… The nature in Tennessee is really beautiful. Of course, we did not have much time to spend there. We had a few meetings and had to leave to go to Charlotte, North Carolina.

There our schedule was much more intense. We had only 3 days at our disposal … and so many things to accomplish. Charlotte is our American home (we spent 3 years studying there). We have so many fond memories of this city and many good friends. We had a nice lunch with Pastor
Sammy Oxendine from Life CoG and invited him to come and teach for us in Bulgaria once again. We were also privileged to be able to spend an hour of conversation with brother Porter Speakman from Central CoG (he is the Missions Director there). In between important meetings we had also the opportunity to see good personal friends, as well as to minister in a nice church at Eastern Sky Church of God in Conover on Wednesday evening.

Of course, a big reason for our visit to Charlotte was to spend some time of fellowship with a group of people from Central CoG, who had already been on mission trips to Bulgaria, and some of whom will be coming again this year. It was a privilege for us to get to meet
Rodney & Ann Fritz (they were our hosts for these three days; we were impressed by their hospitality and their beautiful home). This family is really committed to coming again to Bulgaria in October – they will be the leaders of the new group.

Our last stop was North Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, where we had another memorable ministry experience… but about this I will share in a separate article:) Thank God, we had a safe journey back home. It took us 2 days to cover 1, 800 km, but God gave us the strength and patience to do it. Now we are back in Davenport, IA, refreshed and enriched by this trip.   

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As a Christian Ministry venturing in Missions we have become comfortable partnering and ministering with groups and families from so many countries… Well so many and yet never before we had the honor to serve the Lord with a family from Norway. So for the first time we were to host Norwegians and we had no idea what to expect and let me tell you right away that Tormod and Anita Olsen - an army of just two literally filled our van, our towns and villages, our world. Since we have never met them before – we were praying that God was sending us at least some normal people to work with but it was such a surprise to discover that they were far from normal – they were as crazy as we are and folks so in love with Jesus and his flock. WOW! A week started and ended like it was just 7 hours – we felt in love with the Olsens seeing how they jumped straight into the deep waters of the Bulgarian ministry context without hesitation and restrains – they began loving on people, ministering with their unique talents and uplifting the hurting people with a contagious spirit of enthusiasm and Jesus love. WOW!! Sofia, Geman, Petrich, Panaguyrishte, Levski, Teteven – day after day the people of Bulgaria from the various churches found their Spiritual Vitamins, encouragement, specific word of God through prophecy, healings, freedom and salvation through the self-sacrificial, giving and warm ministry of these folks. We can not wait for them to come back in June… I personally am in anticipation to see what Daddy has for us in the future – and I am sure it is special. Thank you God – for bringing those two WOW!!! People in our world. Dinko Zlatarov Mission trip to Sofia, Bulgaria 2014 In February we went to Sofia, Bulgaria with a great expectation, to begin a work with the Care For All Ministries. It has become to be a strong experience in many ways. When we met Dinko Zlatarov we felt welcomed and loved at ones. Care For All, is a good and well-planned ministry with a high focus on humanitarian and evangelistic work, This ministry operates a great deal of time among the Gypsies - the poorest of the poor in Bulgaria. It was amazing to see how Dinko and his team worked among them. Also - it was impressive to see the new established churches that are continually growing, the outreach like giving food and pray for the sick and making children`s street parties give fantastic results. The education work among the children, giving them skills in English and how to use computers will help them increase their carrier development and avoid the mistakes of their surroundings. We can read in Matthew, 25:40 “Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least of these My Brethren, you did it for me.” Care For All is living this, and what we saw was the love of the Father that came true this work. It was a great pleasure for us to see people saved and healed through this week’s work. The people we met, children and the grown-ups were dedicated and in love with Jesus. Through this work we can see the kingdom grow and we recommend Care For All to you to partner with in the Kingdom of God in Bulgaria. Best regards: Anita & Tormog Berg Olsen House On Fire Norway ... more
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