Fast facts about Bulgaria
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YWAM in Bulgaria has teams and ministries in Hissar and Sliven. We also have one family in Stara Zagora serving Deaf communities and ministry in Dimitrovgrad and several other places. We are Bulgarian, Roma, American, Swiss and Norwegian, all working together. Some of us have worked together for many years! We serve through leadership training, family ministry, discipleship groups and mercy ministry. We reach out in orphanages and love to host outreach teams.
Bulgaria has many open doors and opportunities so we welcome people from different nations and backgrounds to serve together with us in Bulgaria with creativity and passion. Our passion is to see communities transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
During the Communist Era, missionaries came into Bulgaria to bring Bibles and bless people. After the fall of Communism in 1989, many outreach teams came for a few days to several months. In the beginning of the 90s we saw many miracles happen and people being very open for the Gospel. Hundreds came to Christ at big evangelistic events and churches were full! After a few years the churches became smaller and practical dicipleship was a great need.
We started YWAM Bulgaria in 1992 with a team from Norway. That same year we started DTS. Over the years we have had many DTSes in different places in Bulgaria and outreaches both in Bulgaria and many other nations. Also during that first year we started family camps and the Go Festival.