I greet you with the words of the famous Christmas song "All I want for Christmas is YOU!" Yes, You are our greatest Christmas gift. You have been with us during the last 15 years and during the last 2013 year as our friends, partners and co-laborers. Without you CFA would have not been able to operate and accomplish all that we witness today. Just several days ago - I was meditating in melancholy about how financially challenging our lives and ministry have become and then the Spirit of God began to remind me of all that has happened in 2013. So I decided to create a small list of all we CFA have gone through in 2013 - to glorify God and to thank each of you for being a part of it.
News from our family
2013 was a year of vast changes and lots of action. As most of you are aware - we finally moved into our little property. Petia and I now live in a room - in a second room we placed her mother and brother and the two boys are now living in two tool rooms which we remodeled to resemble rooms ;-) We are still praying and hoping to be able to build us a house.
Our priorities now are of course Petia's mom - whose health has drastically deteriorated due to her Parkinson and Dementia. The situation with her brother - Ivailo continues to be quite serious as well - his Schizophrenia brings constant threat to the rest of us - so we pray to be able to finally place him in an institution for his and others' sake's safety. With that said - our priority continues to be building a house so we can unpack a bit ;-). Pray as we pray!
On a ministry perspective so much is happening that I will try to make a short summery since most people have little time to read so here it goes
in 2013 we provided endless supplies and care to the local Mental Institution. The same we did and still do to the Syrian Refugee Camps here in the capital. As chaplains we are visiting hospitals every month and provide assistance and spiritual comfort to people in crisis.
On an ongoing base we offer Computer and English courses for poor people. Biblical Education such as MIP, Seminars and Conferences are conducted twice every week around the country.
in 2013 our mission's engagements have increased. Our teams did missionary work in Romania, Germany and we are really focusing on Turkey. And Turkey is where we will focus our attention this year as well. We will need to engage more people to come and partner with us there - so get packed. In 2013 CFA assisted in purchasing a missions van funded by Eddie Brooks.
It continues to be one of the most successful ways to reach out - so thanks to our Samaritan Ministry partner in Germany - we delivered several containers full of love to people living in great misery.
As you know this is something CFA is really good at ;-) We love it, we do it and this year will continue to - last year we planted successfully 5 new churches. Glory to our Father.
Caring for the churches and their pastor requires DAILY travel and visits. And that is what we do. It is almost impossible to give you an exact number of those - but it will be safe to state that we have ministered in thousands of locations this year. We mean it. Do not ask me how - from a human perspective and gas cost - it seems impossible - But Daddy makes it possible. ;-)
In 2013 with all of your help we are proud to share that 2 churches have finished their building projects and one is half way done. In 2014 we will focus on finishing that one and also we have a pledge from Georgia that they will raise the funds and build another one.
Working with the Government
CFA has developed a smooth relationship with the Ministry of Religions in Bulgaria and we are periodically now receiving funding for various church projects
Missions in Bulgaria
Almost indisputably - that is our favorite part of ministry. In 2013 we have had more than 30 missionary teams come and work shoulder to shoulder in spreading the love of Jesus. Thank you all that come. You really have outdone yourselves - without you CFA would not have accomplished much. Ministry in churches, evangelism, orphanages, food distribution, construction work.... All of this - because of man and women who embark upon the mission's journey.
currently we maintain children's feeding centers in Stara Zagora, Chirpan, Sofia and just opened a new one in Pamukchii - over a hundred children and elderly folks are being feed every week.
Ministry to Children
Our Create-a-smile ministry is a major plough in spreading the good news. By reaching out to the children in the poor communities - we become a magnet for their parents. Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Icee - games, balloons - it all counts when it comes to the little ones.
2012-2013 brought almost a total reduction of our team and now we only have Stefko (full-time) on staff. Thank God for my family - Petia, my boys, Stefko's wife and their boy and my parents who are working as full-time volunteers. Also Gopi and Raina and Ivan and Kamelia are a constant help in all we do. God gives us the needed strength and creativity to be able to accomplish all of this.
We are now in a serious need of financial assistance and the first part of 2014 will be a time to search for churches, organizations and individuals to connect with us and partner with us as we go. The most important areas in which we are hurting are:
1. Personal ministry support
2. Transportation costs
3. Vehicles maintenance
4. We urgently need to purchase a Shipping Storage Container (40'L x 8'W x 9'6"H) $5,500, a Mobile Trailer (8.5x16) $5000, and a Concession trailer $10,000.
5. SUPER HIGHLY URGENTLY we need to provide a charger for a hearing aid called Nucleus FREEDOM Ref #Z61362. Or we need to raise $1200 to purchase one ASAP
6. In case you would like to receive information on our house project - please contact us personally by e-mail, facebook or skype!
How to donate
There are several ways for you to cho0se from for sending support:
A>> for those needing tax receipts:
Send a check to Care For All International
10 Burnes Str. Natchez, MS 39120
B>> for those of you who can care less: ;-)
Paypal (email@example.com); Regions or BB&T
accounts will be supplied to you upon request.
Thank you all - you are our saints, the souls won - our reward! Let us continue to work heart to heart for His glory and kingdom.
Care For All
PresidentAuthor :   Dinko Zlatarov