There are many ways and
places to get involved the best placeto begin is at the VISA website http://www.visaministries.org/. It is
especially important that the leaders is trained and knows what to do to get
the team ready. Start at the VISA sight but communicate with me as well and we
can together taylor make a trip that will impact your people and make a
difference for ChristÕs kingdom here as well!
The following are working
ideas that are FLUID right now they are just possibilities but maybe you are
the one to make this possibility – REALITY!
Youth groups can do a great
deal in overseas missions. They
are willing to do just about anything and just their coming brings about
excitement and support for the local church – But if not prepared they
can also do a great deal of harm.
Below are ideas for youth groups in the Balkans
- English Camp – working along with the
schools in Petrich Offer a summer English Camp for students interested in
improving or learning more English.
- English Camp in Sofia – working with our
churches there, offer it as an outreach they can use.
- VBS program with the gypsy kids in Samakov -
they have a feeding program and great out reach – to come and share
would be a great inspiration.
- Sports camps – (Residential) working with
a camp become the staff to help run and be the leaders of this camp.
- Youth Conference. Helping us put on an event for the Leaders and youth of
Bulgaria – It would be about 2-3 days. (Sort of a Mini IYC)
- Maybe help with some construction projects
although I we have none right now
We are looking for people
who will be willing to come and invest their lives in and with the lives of
Bulgarians. As Bulgaria is a fast
growing opportunity for us we have several areas for VISA workers. All of these positions are just ideas
at this point but if they interest you then lets talk as that jut might be how
God make this all happen.
- Youth/Children Work – Help develop was to reach out to the
in a city or region. Working
with existing people/churches impact and engage the youth.
- Education and Teaching of Leaders – It appears as if helping nationals
increase their knowledge and understanding of the Bible and Doctrinal
issues is important. Coming
to do weekend or day seminars for pastors and church leaders would be
- Social Program development and support. – It appears that this is one way the
evangelicals can make headway in the communities they live – with
the average wage for a Bulgarian worker only being about $4000 a year they
donÕt have much extras especially in rural areas. To come in and provide Medical and
or education on hygene, food prep, care for your child, gardening and É.
- Micro Enterprise Coordinator – Help assess and process the needed
paper work to help create micro enterprise businesses or loans to help our
church members increase their income and ability to support there family
and the church they are a part of.
This person will need to bring an organizational and planning
component as well as a knowledge of Business and how it works. (And will
need to do some research into what it will take to do it in Bulgaria
- English as a Second Language Teachers – In many towns they are looking for
native English speakers to teach English. You might be able to do this and work with other
Missionary personal to create a team to church plant or help an existing