Preaching at the National Roma Pastoral Association Meeting

August 25, 2008 by  
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After ministering and teaching in Samokov and Sofia, we were invited by Bulgarian Church of God national overseer, Rev. Alexander Todorov, to speak at the national annual convention of the Roma Pastoral Association near Stara Zagora. Along with the pastor of the local Church of God, our good friend and colleague Dimitar (Jimmy) Lutchev who was also scheduled to speak at the meeting, we joined some 200 Roma ministers from around the country and abroad for an unforgettable weekend of praise, preaching and prayer.

The Friday night service began around 7:00 p.m. and ended around 1:00 a.m. the next morning. We were scheduled to speak between 10:00-11:00 p.m. bringing a message, which appealed to the participants that God is still looking for leaders after His heart in Bulgaria. The message had a detrimental impact on the several hundred pastors gathered there. In such time of spiritual crises, the call on God for leadership after His heart was the least to say transformative for many of them who cried with conviction and prayed with tears during the altar service. It is our sincere prayer that the Spirit of Revival, which came upon all of us gathered at the Stara Zagora meeting, will continue to impact the Church of God across the country of Bulgaria.