"I'm Forsaking Christianity"

By Staff, Feb 9, 2015

At a New Year's Eve party in Bulgaria, an MTW missionary learned that a guest he'd never met had recently stopped going to church. The missionary introduced himself and asked for more of this man's story. Was he forsaking Christianity or just stepping away from church? The 21-year-old man was eager to talk and admitted that yes, he was forsaking Christianity.

His reason? He felt that his own fallenness and tendency to sin put him in a different category than all the other church goers. He was living under a self-condemning delusion, believing that surely no one else sins like he does. The hour-long conversation became a refreshing opportunity for the missionary to speak to this new friend about the Father who eagerly receives prodigal sons.

Please pray for this young man to be fully reconciled to Christ. And thank God for missionaries-the missionaries you support-who are willing to seize opportunities to talk about grace. Thank you for your faithful investment in the work of Christ's kingdom.

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Give thanks for the many lives impacted by and among missionaries in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pray for the ministry to continue to multiply.

Pray for Bulgarians who are building friendships with missionaries to become interested in the gospel and drawn to Christ.

Pray for the MTW team in Bulgaria and for those they serve.

Pray for those in Sofia, Bulgaria, who will be exposed to the gospel through our sports ministry. Pray that many would be drawn to Christ as a result of relationships built with believers.

Pray for those coming to faith in Bulgaria. And for those who can't yet believe due to a background deeply rooted in communism and atheism.

Pray for Bulgaria, whose population is considered to be 95% "Orthodox atheist" (Orthodox in name only). Praise God for Bulgarians who are coming to faith and helping to plant churches!

Pray for college students in Sofia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to grasp God's deep love for them and surrender their lives to Him.

Pray for the young Bulgarian women who are introduced to Christ through small group discussions, Bible studies, and English language classes. 

Pray for women forced by poverty into sex work. Pray for MTW ministries around the globe seeking to rescue and minister to these women.

Pray for Europeans who have heard the gospel but are hesitant to fully commit to Christ. Pray that God would draw them to Himself.


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