We have just arrived from
In the Valya-Perzhey church I spoke on “How to uplift Jesus in pain and suffering”. It wasn’t an evangelistic message and there weren’t non-Christians but it was good to get some good feedback from the audience afterwards. In the Tvarditsa church I gave my personal testimony.
In the Bulgarian high schools we made donations of books and met with the teachers and some of the students. In Tvarditsa we had a very interesting discussion with the teachers. As we talked about the school and what ethnic groups the children belong to, I managed to say that we are all created by God and that since
We also met students from the
We put together a Bulgarian culture evening in a hall in Taraklia. There were about 10 non-Christians. I gave a message on “How Much Is Human Life Worth?”, comparing the worth a naturalist, a mafia gangster and God would give. Then we were able to talk with all of them afterwards and encourage them to seek God and pray to him. Most of them were pretty open to consider taking God seriously and committing themselves to reading the Bible.
The last stop of our trip was Chisinau. At the Bulgarian culture evening there came just believers. I spoke on the topic of “Is There an Absolute Truth?” I told them the story about the 6 blind men and the elephant in the zoo, used by relativists to prove that there is no absolute truth; then I told another version of the story, in which one of the blind men finds the elephant and he recoveres his sight, and learns a lot about the elephant, by following the signs and directions of the zoo wards. They really listened to what I had to say. We also took part in a youth meeting at Speranza Baptist church where a student gave a testimony and I preached on “Faith or evidence: John 20:24-31”, encouraging the youths to consider the historical nature of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Before that we met with the CSC Moldova gen sec, Rodica, and with CSC staff. We asked them to tell us more about their work and then prayed for them. Rodica thanked us for organizing this trip and encouraged us to develop this new partnership between BHSS and CSC. Also, Peter gave a lecture on Good and Evil in the First Private University “ULIM” where there were about 15 non-Christians. The lecture really arrested their attention and provoked a lot of questions. Afterwards we had a meeting with the dean of the Psychology Department who invited us to consider further involvement with his department. It seems that there is an open door for seminars in this university, praise God!
So, all said and done, it seems that there are a few opportunities for future interaction with our friends in