Local newspapers accused us of “terrorizing” the city. Rumors even circulated that people were organizing riots against us. But we love to be on the cutting edge of evangelism – where hell is being provoked and the Kingdom is rising in power.
We did have the help of the police and security guards at the meeting hall. So in the end, God protected us and made the event perfectly peaceful.
Peter Vandenberg, Todd White and Daniel Kolenda preached in five Fire Conference sessions to build up faith and ignite passion in the hearts of ministry leaders and workers. Peter is a great story-teller! He flew around the stage, full of enthusiasm and life, demonstrating how Jonathan climbed the hill to fight the Philistines. From that story he pointed out practical steps to put real faith into action.
Todd actually began one of his sessions with some excellent beatboxing! Then he gave colorful testimonies of the way he prays for people in public places to be healed. He shared how his wife couldn’t stand to be there when he first started praying for people. She told him, “You are not a pastor; you should not pray for people.” Todd told us that he prayed for many people before he saw anyone healed. He finally saw his first miraculous healing after three and a half months of praying for people. Then only after another five months did his wife finally accept his public ministry.
We feel Bulgaria is ready for a fresh wave of the Holy Spirit. A new season has been proclaimed over this Balkan nation, and we rejoice to hear how young people from various Bulgarian cities are getting ignited with God’s fire and displaying the courage to share their faith.
“I believe the Fire Conference and ‘From Minus to Plus’ Evangelistic meetings in Plovdiv became one of the most significant – if not the most significant – national Christian event in Bulgaria in the last 20 years!”
Superintendent Tony Elenkov, United Churches of God Bulgaria