Right now, Dr. Terry Mortenson (AiG speaker, writer, and researcher) is in Bulgaria. As well as speaking, Terry and his host are spending hours editing his Powerpoint slides that were prepared for this trip, to ensure an exact translation.
Here are just a few highlights to date from Terry’s Bulgarian tour from an email he sent me:
We arrived at the university to speak for the Campus Crusade group in Varna. (I had to change and iron clothes in the classroom while the Bulgarians set up the projector and screen.) The students began to trickle in late (normal in this culture). We started a little late by first showing three five-minute videos about Darwin’s finches, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and mutations in fruit flies that have been translated from an American intelligent design video. Then I spoke for about 90 minutes (with translation). This lecture was at the medical college. Those present were attentive and asked good questions after the lecture. Some were non-Christians, and many were very young Christians.Please pray for Terry as he continues this vital ministry to teach the truth concerning creation and God’s Word in Bulgaria.
We then traveled a couple of hours to Burgas, where I spoke in one of the largest churches in Bulgaria. They have about 400 people on a Sunday morning. A Bulgarian girl who spoke English and is studying at a university in Holland thanked me and said she would definitely visit our website. Another girl told me that she had heard me when I spoke in Bulgaria in 2003. A elderly British man, who is married to a Bulgarian and serves in the church, thanked me and commended the translator for his excellent translation of my lecture. This lecture was also recorded on video to be shown on the church’s website. The church provided us with a first-class accommodation in a very nice apartment in the church, and the pastor along with his wife and college-age daughter, who all spoke English, took Darin and me for dinner in a nice Bulgarian restaurant with pleasant live music. I particularly had good conversation with the wife and daughter, answering some of their questions about creation and Genesis. This pastor and his family really see the foundational importance of Genesis and how great the challenge of evolution is in Bulgaria.
The pastor said to the congregation that the church was definitely going to support the ministry that brought me over to Bulgaria financially, so that more books and DVDs could be translated into Bulgarian. There is a tremendous need for these resources. The next book to be published is The New Answers Book 1, which should be out in a few months and will be the first major AiG book for adults and older students.
Tomorrow, we travel to another city (Plovdiv), and I will speak at a church. Afterwards, we drive on to Sophia, the capital, where I speak Sunday morning and Sunday evening in two different churches. I still need to edit another talk tomorrow morning, so please pray that that will be accomplished in the time we have and as I am riding in the car.
Reporting from Beautiful Schroon LakeThis weekend, Buddy Davis and I are speaking at the Word of Life conference center at Schroon Lake, in upstate New York. Buddy is also singing and conducting children’s workshops. Here are some photographs from the first meeting Friday night:
Please pray for the meetings at Word of Life and for all the many AiG speakers this weekend as they are speaking in several different places across the nation (and around the world, such as Bulgaria).
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,