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Many thanks to Mike and Maria Long for donating the bunk beds for the guest room that sleeps 3.
The little room upstairs even has a cute little kitchen.
If you feel a tug on your heart to experience missions, come visit! We'd love to have you!
When I was praying as we were preparing to come to Bulgaria in 2011, I prayed for a home with an area for guests. I felt we needed to have a place for others to be able to experience, whether short term or long term, the same thing we felt when we came, the same heart change we had when we first encountered this country. When I was praying, I envisioned an attic or upstairs place like the hostel that we stayed in while we were in Petrich in 2009.
It was so funny, we were given a number to budget for housing here. Once we arrived in Bulgaria, the second house we were shown was this house. We saw the downstairs apartment (1st floor), which has 2 bedrooms. I told the realtor that 2 bedrooms was not quite enough for our large family of six. Then he showed me the upstairs apartment. It had an additional 3 bedrooms and a dining room (which we turned into a bunk/guest room). The great thing was that the 2 apartments together were the exact amount I had been told to budget for housing!
This summer, Catherine left at the end of May for the US, and Mitch left at the end of August for Bible College in Birmingham, England. We have had a mother and her 2 children stay from mid-June until just this past Saturday. An intern was here from early July and she will officially leave on Monday. We have translators come in from Sofia and stay the week with us and our leaders Al and Diane that come through regularly on their way in or out of the country or just to come to fellowship. We also had a friend from Munich, Germany come through and stay this week.
We love to invest in people. We love to sow into them hospitality, love, and relationship, and see how they grow. We love being able to give them a safe place to stay as well as pour into them spiritually while they are with us. We love to be able to minister to people spiritually, but sometimes you have to minister to them physically and emotionally first to get to the spirit.Praise report:
*The opportunity to love on all those who have crossed our doorstep.
*We are still in need for the Nov.-Dec. budget deficit if you feel led to give toward that. We are resting in Him because He has done and will continue to do great and mighty things!
*Prayers are needed for the projects still in the beginning and middle stages as we form foundations here to operate them through- agricultural, church plant, and girl's home.
Chance, Dee Dee, Mitch, Catherine, Jessie, and Alan
Many thanks to those that love and pray for us. We value your partnership and support. Being on the frontline of ministry requires a definite group of people willing to pray and uplift us, and we know we would/could not be here without you all. You are loved much!
Contact information:To help us meet our budget for this year you can send a check to:
Christ Community Church
4078 Milgen Rd.
Columbus, Ga 31907 with Galloway in the memo
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