Demetrio Robeff ministering in Bulgaria
Care For All International  2011-06-29
In the beginning of the month of June we welcomed very specials guests from Argentina – the National CoG Bishop Demetrio Robeff and his wonderful wife Gina. For the Cog in Bulgaria that was a real privilege and a great joy especially since both Demetrio and Gina are from Bulgarian background. The father of Demetrio together with brother Yoncho had traveled many miles to spread the Gospel in Argentina and to establish the Church of God in that country in 1922. Demetrio himself has been in church since a little boy and has been called for ministry from an early age. Now he serves as in administrative position, but he is also a preacher, teacher, evangelist… He oversees over 540 churches with a total membership of over 50 000 people.

For me personally it was a great privilege to be the designated as the driver and guide of the Argentinian ministerial couple. We went to many different places and they served with encouragement and with preaching the Word of God. The translation was provided by our faithful missionary Karina Petkoff who is also from Argentina and who also is from Bulgarian background. The whole trip was memorable. I am really thankful to God for giving me the chance to travel with these precious people and to minister throughout Bulgaria.

After leaving the capital, our first stop was the village of Sturgel, where we visited the home of the National Bishop of CoG-Bulgaria Pastor Velichko Velev. His wife had prepared a delicious meal for us and long after we had enjoyed the food, we continued to share experiences and testimonies. Later that day we had a tent revival service in the village. Many people came also from the surrounding villages of Markovo and Gorno Komartsi. We sang many of the old songs that we all love. We prayed together and worshipped God wholeheartedly…

After the nice and relaxing night rest in the village, we continued on our journey. Our destination point was the village of Obnova where brother Demetrio's parents had lived before immigrating to Argentina. The trip to the village was very relaxing. It was rainy, but the nature surrounding us was breathtaking. When we entered the village, our guests took so many pictures of the places where their ancestors had lived.

The next day we continued our journey. We had decided to visit the town of Kubrat where sister Gina still has living relatives. We arrived at noon and the whole family had gathered along with teachers of history who wanted to meet the Robeff family. There were a lot of tears of joy. The whole meeting was very touching… But we had to leave and head to Balchik. We wanted to let our guests enjoy the amazing seaside of Bulgaria. For two whole days we did sightseeing. They took a lot of pictures that they will bring back home for their children to see how beautiful Bulgaria really is.

After the relaxing days at the sea, we headed towards the town of Sliven. There we were welcomed by the pastor El Hanaan CoG Sasho Vasilev and his wife. The church service later that evening was fully packed. Pastor Demetrio preached with anointing and that really touched the hearts of the congregation. Everyone really enjoyed listening to him speak in Bulgarian as his parents have taught him. The next day we traveled to Stara Zagora to have a Sunday morning service at The Bridge CoG together with a group of American youth led by pastor Dinko Zlatarov.

Upon returning to Sofia, we had to get ready, because we had planned to go on a trip to Macedonia, namely Ohrid, where brother Demetrio's family is from. I was surprised to find out that his family had been from a noble background, and today their house has been turned into a museum. The people on the streets all knew about the Robeff's and shared their ride to be of the same nation as them. This brought tears of joy in the eyes of Demetrio and Gina.

Finally, it was time for us to part ways, which made is all sad since we had already created a good friendship. Demetrio and Gina Robeff left Bulgaria full of joy and many unforgettable experiences… We promised to pray for them and for their ministry in the future – to be fruitful and to touch the lives of many more people in Argentina.

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