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“You are helping me to understand!”

"I tried to read the Bible before, but I never understood it. You are helping me to understand it!"

These words deeply encouraged the young missionary serving with MTW in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Last month, she and a Bulgarian friend began a Bible study on Saturday afternoons. Each week the small group of five women read a parable together in both English and Bulgarian and talk about it. Afterward they eat lunch together, play games, and hang out.

A Bulgarian woman in the group shared that she’s tried to read the Bible before, but it was quite difficult for her. Yet as the group reads and discusses it, she is finally beginning to understand it. She later sent a message thanking the missionary for the group, adding that she'd been looking for a long time for a group in which to "discuss serious themes that make me better and fulfill my soul."

Your gifts to MTW are helping men and women around the world understand the Bible for the first time and “fulfill their souls” in Christ. Thank you for your generosity! 

Staff in Plovdiv Bulgaria on Nov 9, 2017

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