Called to serve

During the Cold War, Entrust focused on Christians behind the Iron Curtain, quietly training them for ministry, veiling their countries and identities in communications with the West. That era is past, yet its impact continues.

We heard that impact in the prayers of a Bulgarian pastor at our recent All-Staff Conference in Greece. Delcho and Nikolina Atanasov are products of Entrust’s ministry training and now shepherd several churches in Bulgaria, including one serving Roma (Gypsies).

“Mili Bozhe,” Pastor Delcho began in prayer. He continued to beseech God in Bulgarian (which, thankfully, God understands!), praying for people Entrust is training in currently restricted-access countries. Delcho’s country is now free; Delcho ministers without restriction and can pray for those who do not enjoy that freedom.

God has called Entrust to serve church leaders who enjoy freedom and those who do not. Praise God for all of them – for Delcho and the many like him that we can tell you about, and for those we’re training who we cannot name.

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Called to serve

BULGARIA: an Entrust travelogue

Bulgarian stampSome of Entrust’s earliest ministry took place in Bulgaria. Out of courageous teaching and mentoring visits to this then-communist land by early Entrust staff, came two of Entrust’s most esteemed ambassadors, Nik and Grace Nedelchev. Ministry continues in Bulgaria and surrounding nations thanks to the faithful efforts of Nik and Grace and their many second- and third-generation disciples.

CAPITAL: Sofia

BELOVED FOODS: yogurt, shopska salata (tomato, cucumber and cheese salad); banitsa (filo pastry); sarmi (stuffed vine leaves); musaka (this popular dish includes potatoes, eggs and minced pork).

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In the hands of the Lord…

In the hands of the Lord

Nik Nedelchev came to Christ in Bulgaria during the Cold War. He was mentored by men from Entrust who traveled at great risk into communist countries to train young believers like Nik.

God has since used Nik to lead international ministries and to pioneer new territory for Entrust in similarly “dangerous” places. His thoughts on safety?

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In the hands of the Lord…