Teddi Oprenov, Pastor of the Sofia Baptist Church, explains how working with the underprivileged communities in Sofia has inspired the vision for a new centre:
“As a Christian, I cannot just look at that and do nothing. As a pastor, I cannot just go there and preach to them. We had to do something practical. Yes, we can share our faith, but unless we show love we haven’t done anything.”
Inspired by Pastor Oprenov and his dedicated congregation, a group of people in the UK formed the Bulgarian Partners Trust – a charity dedicated to raising money and support to help make this vision a reality.
The Bulgarian Partners trust was formed in January 2003 and is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, number 1095373.
Declaration of Trust
- The relief of sickness, hardship and distress among people of all ages in Bulgaria
- The advancement of education, in particular but not exclusively amongst children and young people in Bulgaria
- The advancement of the charitable work of Christian churches in Bulgaria