Ministering at the Rousse Church of God of Prophecy

November 10, 2008 by  
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This past Sunday we were privileged with the opportunity, for the first time, to minister in the Rousse Church of God of Prophecy.  Rousse is in the northeastern part of Bulgaria on the right bank of the Danube river just minutes away from Romania.  It is a very unique town with a rich history of more than 5000 years and vast ancient architecture.  Many buildings still remain as they were hundreds of years ago.  The church building itself is actually one of those buildings.  Yet, the church is even more unique due to it being a former synagogue.  The pastor told us the story of how, after many obstacles, the church family witness the miracle of being able to purchase the building and how they invested their various talents to restore the building. 

During the Sunday morning service we shared on the signs of the last days for it is our belief that we are not just living in the last days, but in the last minutes.  An alter call followed the message in which the entire church came to the front where we, along with the pastor and his wife, were able to pray for the people and their various needs.

In the afternoon we were asked to speak to the 30 some youth of the church who had gathered for a time of fellowship.  They came with open minds and questions concerning the Bible.  We were also able to share with them of the variety of Biblical resources which can be found on our website consortium,  It was however much to our surprise that many of them already knew of such and had been adamantly using the site.  It is always encouraging to learn that the time invested by our team to make a reality has been appreciated and in this case it was by ones that we had never even met.  We are thankful for this and for the very warm and inviting spirit of the church family in Rousse, Bulgaria.