What We Do
Investing in nationals to impact communities
The mission of the church planting project is to come alongside, mentor and disciple leaders, who are eager to listen and learn, and engage with them in finding spiritual and practical solutions to problems that exist in their communities so that they are equipped to love and serve others. Our organization has been committed to planting healthy, community engaged churches in the Balkans. Led by Lyuben Iliev, a national of Bulgaria, we have planted over forty churches throughout the Balkans. We believe nationals reaching out within their own communities is the first line of defense to bring hope and lasting change in combatting hunger, human trafficking, crime, despair, and the other depravations that come along with poverty. We strive to create a foundation of truth that will meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the people.
Investing in nationals through education
We offer an affordable, fundamental evangelical education for Christian leaders to form a firm foundation of sound doctrine. Our organization has three Bible Schools with online classes that teach Biblical Foundations. Led by Ross Manolov, a Bulgarian national, our centers have one textbook: the Bible. We believe that the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit help every believer become a true disciple. A true disciple is a person that is growing into the image of God and being the hands and feet of Jesus in their communities.
Investing in nationals to Serve Others
Our organization strives to impart into current national leaders, but to also invest into future leaders as well. It is our belief that we are to serve nationals, so that they may reach other nationals. We are currently sharing the wisdom and experience we have gained from our years on the mission field and in local ministry in several European countries. Our vision is to empower current and “next generation” leaders to understand servant leadership. Becoming a servant leader is being a person of character and leading by example to your communities, loving and serving others while multiplying other leaders.
The Pure Farm
Investing in nationals to feed the hungry
Using Bulgaria’s great fertile soil, produce organic fruits and vegetables for people in the communities we serve; teach and train those without work how to farm; provide additional resources to local feeding kitchens in the communities where our churches exist. The Pure Farm is led by Stanimir Zahariev, a national of Bulgaria. Here, we grow fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to supply those in need. We feed the ever-growing elderly and poor communities and teach and train those without work how to farm for themselves. In 2019 alone we added four greenhouses so that we can use the land year-round and increase our capacity. Our goal is to consistently bring food and training and to perpetually add more land projects in all of the regions we are engaged in.
ST. JOHN’S HOME
Investing in nationals to help the Unprotected
We seek to create a safe and secure family environment for young women who are unprotected and vulnerable to human trafficking. We also have an ongoing commitment to educate the community and train local leaders to identify and prevent exploitation and abuse.