Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Psalm 82:3
Your tax-deductible gifts to GLOW supports vital ministries in Bolivia, Bulgaria, Greece, and the USA. We partner with missionary friend Aleka Dragotas in bringing the good news of Jesus to Vetren, Bulgaria in such practical ways. The ministry in Vetren focuses on reaching outcast gypsy children and their parents, not only with the life saving Gospel, but also with literacy classes and an agriculturally based self-sufficiency program to help raise their families out of the bonds on poverty. In Bulgaria these people are persecuted and maligned because of their dark skin and gypsy heritage. One of the exiting outcomes of this ministry was the presentation of the first Christmas pageant since the fall of communism in that town. The 2011 and 2012 presentations featured gypsies and public school children working together to relay the gospel story.
GLOW recently sent funds to help with the Abraham’s Flock Project (goats and chickens) in Vetren so all the children can have sufficient eggs and milk, while learning to care for the animals. Aleka writes her thanks:
Dear brother Thayer,
Thank you so much for your (GLOW) donation! We were in desperate need for a (grain) grinder and your donation was the answer to my prayers!
“Abraham’s flock” is growing and we now have 13 newborn goat kids!
Great things God has done since the barn was built last year!.
My first goal this morning was to rush to the post office to send by Western Union your donation to Pastor Julian, so he can purchase the grinder which we prayed for so much! As soon as the goat kids are weaned off their mother’s milk, they will be eating ground food. The church in Vetren has become a great example due to the work that has been done among the children and the barn which will create jobs for the people.
Would you please join me in prayer so that the Lord may bring more supporters who will be faithful partners in this huge project which eventually will both spiritually and physically transform the children.
Since a few important supporters went to be with the Lord, I am praying that the Lord will “raise” new ones. More churches are asking me to start summer schools for the children. In this period of time, it is myself and Pastor Julian. Thank you for your prayers and your partnership in what the Lord is doing for the children in those remote gypsy villages.
– Aleka Dragotas
Check out the Bolivia Ministry Photo Gallery by clicking on the Ministries Tab of the GoLightOurWorld.org website menu. Know that when you partner with GLOW through financial gifts and prayer, you help reach some of the most outcast people in the world including Bulgaria, Bolivia, Greece, and the United States. Go Light Our World wherever you are!