Unexpectedly got to an Internet Cafe here in Lyaskovets co-leading our UCCF Summer Team. This is why I went offline for a while... still since I'm able to get online for a few minutes you may as well know how things are! I don't expect to make any further posts for a while though!
Our journey was fine and we arrived safely last Thursday evening. Its very hot here. The camp is going well so far. We've taught two days of English. Our advanced English lessons seem to be going well - doing manuscript study from Mark's gospel and also acting out The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. After that has been the Visa course. I spoke this morning on Sin and we had a good discussion in our group after that. Its great to see people grappling with the truth of the gospel, for the first time. We have around 20 students here, some of which are not believers. Tom Riches and I are leading one of the discussion groups - it was good to see him leading the discussion today for the first time. Do pray for us as we continue with our group over the final four sessions.
Last night the Bulgarians did us a language lesson - very helpful. The Cyrillic alphabet is a little less incomprehensible now. A little! Tomorrow we have a day trip around the surrounding area before the normal pattern resumes. We have another trip later in the week. Then the camp will end on Sunday night. We'll travel to Sofia on next Monday and fly back early next Wednesday.
I'm missing home but also rejoicing to see God at work here in a very different environment. I feel torn between joy at being involved in the camp and a longing to be back in the UK as soon as possible.
Praise God for his great grace and his work to bring to belief those from all nations. The Bulgarian Christians are a real encouragement - they have a strong belief in God's sovereignty. Please keep us in your prayers.
We shared out outward flight with the England Women's Basketball team Ooo. Minor celebrity, they had no idea they were sharing a flight with us!