One o f the things we are doing here is not just for Bulgarians but also to connect with Americans and help them grow as Christians through short-term missions.
So it is always a pleasure when we receive Missions teams for a week or two. A Missions Team may htink that they are here to help the Bulgarians, but it is actually a two way street. The teams usually help themselves as much or even more so than they help others. And this is good. This is what we want from our teams. We want their time in Bulgaria to be a unique and life-changing experience. It warms my heart to see all the joy that team members get from being here.
It was an absolute pleasure to welcome the Christ Community Church team here and to watch them help and be helped in this wonderful country. And I know I have made some lasting friends within that group.