Discussion on the Topic of Suffering at the Wholesome Life Center
Wholesome Life  2010-06-30

The topic of the human suffering has always been an interesting topic of discussion for people - young and old... However, it is a topic that really occupies the minds of the elderly people who go through so many difficulties and challenges in their life. Every day they have to face the morning knowing that they will have to literally fight for their survival...

This is why I decided to gather the elderly people who are beneficiaries of the Wholesome Life Ministry, and to speak to them about suffering and why it exists in the human life. I shared the practical issues and the biblical view of suffering. Then I tried to answer some very tough questions. I just wanted to let the people know that suffering has a purpose - to make us grow and mature. God gives suffering in or lives to make us more aware of the suffering of others and to be more responsive to the people around us. Also, through suffering we become better Christians and more Christlike... Because God knows that in our sinful nature it always comes first to be bitter, to complain about everything, to feel sorry for ourselves and to blame others for our misfortunes...

I really hope that what I was able to share with these people will be beneficial for their lives - it will make them think and appreciate more what they have instead of focusing on what they don't have. I hope that this time of sharing will have a positive effect on how they look on the world around them and it will bring prayers of thankfulness to God... 



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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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