|Opening lecture given by Prof. Plamen Tsvetkov.|
For the evenings we had rented the “Bestseller Bar”. The first evening went well, although there were just a few new students students. The talk was on the theme of relativism (Are All Religions The Same Thing?). Then, in the middle of the night I got a text message from the owner saying that we can’t hold the other three events there.
|Cafes are a great venue for bringing the Truth to student culture.|
|Prof. Spasova during her great talk on "The Word as a means of expressing the spirituality of a nation".|
So, next day we found another venue for the evening program that was even a bit nicer. The evening again went very well although there were again just a few new comers.
|More people came the second night...|
|Niki Ivanov gave a great talk on Suffering|
|"Which picture describes best the way you feel about God?"|
|"Are we done with marriage?" - Magdalena Legkostup's answer was a definite "No!"|
The same evening I found a third place and everything seemed well until I got another phone call in the morning from the owner of the new venue. Without explaining why she told me we can’t go there. We looked for a venue again and after having seen a couple of other places I decided to take a look at restaurant even though it didn’t seem very promising from outside. But as I got in there the manager showed me another room which they had decorated recently and which was perfect for our meetings! The rent was only 30 leva (15 euro), and besides that, all the restaurant staff were wonderful!
|"Is there life after Life?", an engaging talk by Plamen Sivov|
|"How about coming tonight?"|
|Todor Velchev gave a very profound lecture on the past, present and future of Bulgaria and the Bulgarians.|
|Some students wrote their questions to God.|
At the Grill a Christian at first there were some antagonistic questions there but then we had a 5-min. break and some of the new students left. This changed the atmosphere a great deal. This enabled me to answer the questions with greater liberty. Those who stayed till the end didn’t leave until 10:30 pm!
|I was 'grilled' by some tough questions.|
The cold weather (rain and snow) added to the difficulties but all our students (almost 10 from the local group and 10 from other BHSS groups) stayed in the cold and made the most of every minute. Their commitment was impressive even to the non-Christians and led to great conversations.
|Last evening there were a lot more people in the hall.|
The Veliko Turnovo group organised an outing on Saturday with those of the non-Christians who were interested. We are praying for the group to be faithful in doing the follow-up.