New Life Ministry

Mission in Bulgaria

January 2009

God is really good…
During the amazingly blessed Christmas and New Year holidays we had much joy, celebration, dances and Dad’s love was everywhere we passed through…

Immediately after the short rest we again started the intensive ministering. The first Sunday we had the privilege to minister in River church in Dobrich where God’s anointing was flowing sensitively and we were all filled with freshness from His Spirit…

After that we visited our friends (treasures) in Brestnitsa where God’s joy never leaves but is comfortably placed there and blesses the thirsty hearts… We enjoyed a good news: in the last year and a half we prayed for the daughter-in-law of pastor Toshko to have a baby… She was worried there was something wrong with her and that she could not give birth to a child, but every time we encouraged her that God was preparing joy for them… Now she is pregnant and they are all happy… We’d like to ask you to pray for them and mostly for God’s protection over her because when we heard her on the phone recently we were told there was a mumps epidemic in the neighborhood, which can be very dangerous to the pregnant girl. But we know God is in control.

Next big joy for all of us is that a great dream of our hearts is becoming a reality… Our wish is to have Missionary Centers in the places where God puts us… For a long time we looked for such a building in Brestnitsa, the other place is Thessalonica-Greece, Sofia-Bulgaria and Turkey… And now we are in a process of buying a building in Brestnitsa… Our plans are to open an art school for musicians, artists, singers and of course for God’s word, the revelation for Jesus on the Cross… The price is not big: $14,000 and if there is someone who wishes to take part and bless this project in Brestnitsa we will be much thankful… You can write to us for details on how you could put seed in this art school…

Boxcars is another place which God put in our hearts… It’s really hard there, there is no hope coming from this world for a change, but we have hope in God… The whole country had difficult time as the Ukraine gas for Europe was stopped in the coldest day, so for many people January was the hardest month, but praise the Lord everything now is in order…

              

A couple of days ago we heard a disturbing news from our brothers and sisters from Boxcars… One morning a bus full of police officers with masks surrounded the whole place. Some of them walked into some of the homes… Young boys, teenagers, young girls, a pregnant girl, women, children were all beat up seriously and the reason was that the police were looking for an escaped prisoner there… It’s really inexplicable… We are seriously worried for them… Unfortunately, this is the attitude of Bulgarians towards gypsies… It's tragical and sad… 
Please, have these people in your prayers and may God give us wisdom how to help and protect them…

We are happy God blesses our work in Greece…He blessed us there with a Greek family which is fired up to serve in the group which we take care of in Pereya neighborhood in Thessalonica… Now we don’t have the financial possibility to go there often, but we are happy that God has always His way… Our wish is to be there and have an accommodation again where God’s word will be spreading… We pray for this and we believe that soon God will make a path to there for us… If God puts in your heart a wish to be part of the project to rent an accommodation in Thessalonica, please write to us for more information (usually the rent of a place there is about $400-450 a month...)

We have also devoted ourselves to helping in Vidin. Last year the church there was happy to have its own building where people feel free to praise the name of Jesus… With the help of our old time friends Georgian and Winnie Banov from Global Celebration we bought church premises for pastor Aliosha. We also want to thank pastor Mark Bristow who took part in this project and now all are blessed…

In the past month our work was very intensive but this is our life and we are happy God is doing things through us… We are blessed to know you!
Many thanks to all prayer partners and financial partners… We pray that God keep on blessing you abundantly and all together to be happy with what He has prepared before us…

Love, peace and joy,

Zhoro and Mariana Penchev
New Life Ministry / Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Macedonia

zhoro@riverlution.net
mariana@riverlution.net
cell: +359 888 316 736