BULGARIAN MINISTRY AND OUTREACH REPORT!
Vol 44 #9
After our usual 30 hours of
flying with Harley Fiddler to Bulgaria and hour and half drive, we were
ready to begin our ministry in Dobrich, Bulgaria. The last time Marge
and I were in Bulgaria and Romania was more that 25 years ago.
Everything had changed. They had a record heat wave. However, I kept
proclaiming Phil 4:13 that I can do all things through Christ who
Seminar workers in Dobrich, Bulgaria
The seminars found Marge
teaching on the ?Women?s Ministries? and ?Praying in the Spirit.?
Brother Fiddler taught on the ?Anointing of the Holy Spirit.? Brother
Fiddler also sang. An added blessing was when both he and Marge sang
All were blessed by the
anointed singing. My teaching was on the ?Anointing of the Holy Spirit
on our Ministries from Personal to World Evangelism.?
There where souls saved
and healed in the evening evangelistic meetings.
One woman, after hearing
Marge teach on ?Praying in the Holy Spirit,? did so and passed a large
painful kidney stone. Praise the Lord! Another young girl rose from her
wheel chair for the first time, in a very long time without pain. She
said it felt like an adjustment was being done in her spine. Marge
prayed and led many to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
A very outstanding
miracle was when three young men heard me teaching on how God wanted to
use them, felt led to go out that same afternoon, (our teaching went on
all day until the evening crusade service) to a village to lay hands and
pray for a young paralyzed man. One of them held up a Bible in one hand
and a pack of cigarettes ( laying beside him) and asked him if he would
choose Jesus and the Bible or the cigarettes? He shouted, ?The Bible.?
They laid hands on him and immediately felt fire come in his arms and
legs. Not only was he healed, but he and two backsliders that came to
visit, all came to Christ. God is so good! Mark 16:15-20 still works
After the seminar and
crusade we went to Obroichesta, Bulgaria to teach at a worker?s and
men?s seminar. We saw the blessing continue.
The meetings was held at
the lovely location provided and built by Tim and Betty Cornett, friends
of Harley Fiddler.
We took on the support of
one new worker in Bulgaria with $100.00 per month who is a woman
evangelist working with the youth in 12 churches
<--- Marge Abram with Sister that we are supporting in
Tim and Betty Cornett.
Tim and Betty Cornett
successfully pastored three churches in their first 15 years of marriage
and built two church buildings and one parsonage. The call for mission
evangelism burned in their hearts.
The Lord led them into Eastern
Europe, as they preached behind the Iron Curtain. They preached in
Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and then in
Bulgaria where God really touched their hearts.
The people were hungry and
they wanted to begin a Bible College to train these new converts.
train the untrained, teach the untaught and to reach the unreached.
Their work is now centered in Bulgaria where with Maria Mindeva, they
have 12 churches and a center for training workers.
Maria was born in
Sofia, Bulgaria in an atheistic-communist home.
Her father was a Colonel
in the Bulgarian Army and ruled the house like a military camp. When the
communist government was going down, she felt as if the foundation of
her whole life was crumbling and she experienced deep depression.
Being the secretary of
the communist party in her region, she was devastated and felt that her
whole life had been lived as a lie.
Tony Abram with Interpreter
Then in 1989 she was in a
service of the underground church for the first time and heard a simple
gospel message of God's love and received the Lord as her Saviour.
This is when she met Tim
and Betty. Betty began to be her mentor and disciple her.
She already had her
Master's degree in History and was a teacher in the local high school,
so when Tim and Betty received the vision to begin a Bible College she
was an excellent choice to be the Director.
Marge teaching with Maria
Maria is fluent in four
languages After studying in the USA and receiving a Doctorate degree in
Theology, Maria returned to her homeland to be the Director of Open
Bible Fellowship Bible College.
A home church was begun in 2000 and
Maria accepted the position as Senior Pastor with over 250 members. She
is an excellent interpreter, able to go on all day long.
Harley Fiddler teaching
with Sister Maria --->
Teaching pastors and workers at Obroichesta, Bulgaria
Harley and Marge bless the people with their anointed
Marge with Sister that was first saved in area under
Tony preaches the Word!
Marge and I could
understand quite a bit of the Bulgarian language as it is a Slavic
language. Here is some history on Bulgaria. The Bulgars, a Central
Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the
late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding
centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert
its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the
country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks.
Northern Bulgaria attained
autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the
Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both
World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and
became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in
1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World
War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political
democracy and a market economy while combating inflation,
unemployment, corruption, and crime. January of 2007 they became
part of the European Union. The country joined NATO in 2004.
much for the eastern European countries. It is where Marge and my
family came from. God bless you. Tony & Marge Abram.
Tony & Marge visit the sea less than 30 minutes away.
Marge with Sister
who passed a kidney stone.
Maria Mindeva <-- | --> Marge , Betty and Maria are
the only females attending the men?s workers seminar at Obroichesta,
Brother Harley teaches pastors and workers at
OUR SUPREME TASK IS THE EVANGELISM OF THE WORLD! LET US BE BUSY
ABOUT OUR FATHER?S GOOD BUSINESS! WE ARE WORKERS TOGETHER WITH
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every