Mission trip to Spain
Operation M  2012-05-03

What a month April was – full of so many wonderful experiences and ministry opportunities. I just can't help it but share with you how God used us for His Kingdom and opened doors for ministry for us. One just this one month I was privileged to participate in two ministry trips – one to Spain, and the other one to Turkey. But here and now I am going to share a few words about the Spain trip, and maybe in another article I will let you know about our ministry in Turkey; )

From April 2-12, for about ten days we spent in the beautiful country of Spain. My brother and I were invited to minister there in several churches and to participate in a mission's conference. The trip was organized by our missionary from Argentina Karina Petkoff. My brother's wife and my wife were also invited to join us – so we anticipated a great time… The only disappointment was that my wife was not able to come due to urgent work engagements at the same time. But our little group headed to Spain nevertheless.

There, we were warmly welcomed by the pastor of the Church of God in the town of Gerona. He had been in Bulgaria the previous year and wanted us to visit him and minister to his people. Brother Gustavo invited us to stay in his home and we felt so at home with his family. They really took care of us – they took us to a few trip in Gerona and then in Barcelona. We saw such wonderful sites. Soon our cameras were full of pictures… Then we were taken to preach in various churches.

After the first few days of fellowship, sightseeing and building new friendships, we emerged in the mission's conferences, where many speakers from different country shared their experience and the biblical directives for service to others – in our community and around the world. We also participated actively. When it was our turn to share, we included also a Bulgarian folk dance with folk clothes and invited the people to join in the celebration. It was amazing to see people from different nationalities together worshiping God in unity. That was so encouraging for us.

We were also able to minister in churches and home groups. We are so grateful that God gave us the opportunity to meet new people and create lasting relationships. Just a week after we got home, we hosted a group from Spain who came for a week to minister alongside our team. I firmly believe that we were led by God in this trip and that our connection with the believers from Girona will grow stronger in the next years so that we will mutually serve each other and bring lost souls to Christ.

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