TEN held an International Partners’ Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria 17th – 19th October. 120 delegates from 11 nations attended the three-day conference that took place at the First Baptist Church centre. The conference theme was ‘Reaching Europe for Christ’.
Guest speakers included Dr. John Blanchard, who led morning devotions, Dr. Ron George shared insights on Understanding Islam, Dr. Elijah Soritau (Romania) spoke about Evangelism using the 1st Century Model and Hervin Fushekati addressed the topic of Church Planting. Maki Mico (Bristol) and Teodor Oprenov (Sofia) shared biblical insights in the evening meetings and a group from each nation shared their cultural identity through costume, dance, video, song and humour. Guest speakers also took part in seminars and were joined by Dr. Claire Rush, Sergei Mihailov, Didi Oprenova and Mark McCormick.
The TEN team was led by CEO, Gerry Partridge and his staff team supported by trustees, Hazel Vinson, Markelian Mico and Tom Harflett, and by TEN Ambassadors, Chris Hill, Richard Favier and Terry Wood.
Delegates enjoyed a rich time of fellowship, teaching and corporate worship with translation into Romanian, Moldovan and Bulgarian. The worship was led by Ami Oprenova.