New Churches in Buzovgrad and Koprinka
Church Planting  2006-11-10

It has been three months since our church planting team took interest in founding churches in the villages of Buzovgrad and Koprinka. These are two villages, which are located very close to the city of Kazanluk. They are also some of the most populated villages in the region. In each village there live about 3, 000 people. Most of the people there are Bulgarian Mohammedans, who have embraced the Moslem faith as their own. New mosks are being built every year and Islam is coming strong in this region of the country. This makes the need for churches very urgent.

In Buzovgrad the ministry that we wanted to initiate started out with many difficulties. First, right after we started the church there, we found out that there is another Evangelical church there, but we were not discouraged – in a village that size two churches are by far not too much. I believe that this will only be beneficial for the people of this village who desperately need Christ.

In Koprinka the ministry started out great. With God's help we became friends with a family, which is dedicated to God and the ministry and have an open home for other believers. Soon others joined us in our services. Encouraged by the new believers we started traveling often to encourage them and to help them to grow in the faith. I believe that God has special plans for the people in Koprinka. And I know that He will use us for His Kingdom so that more people will come to meet Christ and give their lives to Him.

Author :   Jake Popejoy

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