Al & Diane Mellinger



The Mellingers serve as missionaries in the Balkans. They are part of Team Balkans, which includes the Light and Life FMC in Bulgaria (Legal Church), the Anagenesis Foundation (NGO), International Fellowship of St. John (NGO), and New Start LLC (a company of creative livelihood groups and micro-enterprise businesses). The missionary team is developing a holistic approach to ministry that includes the spiritual, educational, economic and social programs that work together to serve people. Currently the work is in Bulgaria and Macedonia with contacts in Serbia, Romania and Albania.

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Pray for:

• St. John’s Home for at-risk girls (anti-trafficking safehouse)
• expanding work in Macedonia and Serbia
• expansion of the livelihood groups to create a livelihood group at each church
• safety in travel as the Mellingers teach and meet people around the country
How are we impacted by the COVID 19 Virus?
How are we impacted by the covid19 virus?
States Side Partnership Building - Your Kingdom Come!
Why economic development is needed
Agriculture Update
Balkan Provisional Annual Conference
Happy Valentine's Day
What does a movement look like?
Thank you from the sunny school for the handicapped
Economic Ministries Update
2020 in 2020
A Story about 10 Lev and Lily!
Merry Christmas, and a reflection on our work
As promised our new apartment
What we have done so far (since being back)!
Giving Tuesday Bonus
What we do and why we do it
funny thing happened on our return to bulgaria
Made it back to Bulagria
Chew Toys and Helping the Homeless!
One Year later
How do your retire?
Year End Giving Ideas God is on the move
You Never Know what God will do!
New Church Plants Started!
Holiday gift giving idea
St John House Dedicated
Christmas Planning well underway and your help in needed!
Catching up and seeing what God is doing!
Looking for folks to expand their partnership with!
People we want to meet with while stateside
Grand Daughter faiths dedication!
Connecting with us while we are stateside: Faith, Hope & Love Tour!
First trip for partnership building!
Unexpected Reconnecting at Boston Market:
We're back!
Pebble in a pond
Memory Lane
T-Minus 19 Days and Counting:
Light & Life Church Balkans Update
An Additional Way to Help Us make a Difference!
Tired but Hopeful
Here's what's going on
Church Board Meeting
Bresnik Ladies
Special Report and Request! - Spring Planting Promotion!
Balkan - General Conferences Participants
Conterfeit bill
March 2019
Celebration of David Carr’s Ministry
Partnership Building 2019
Farm Life to Missions Life
The Seasons of Ministry Life!
Heard any rumors about us?
Love God,love people,make disciplines
Church Planting Update
On the Highway
What a difference a year makes.
A new year and a few things to reflect on
We don't just sell stuff!
Merry Christmas
Regulation on Churches
Year end update
Around the World Shop Update
Store Update and Prayer Request
November blessings and concerns
Why are we opening a store?
Legal concerns and travel plans
European meetings in Spain
Possible new Bulgarian law could impact our work negatively
Hope Church lives up to it's name
Economic Workshop Idea!
Fall check up time
I am in awe, we serve a great god
Christmas on my mind
Sliced Bread or Book covers?
A small world getting smaller all the time
Looking for help this holiday season.
Team Balkan Overview and Update!
A guy named Krum.
Try one or both of these ideas!
First Balkan Family Camp 2018 has...
Family Camp Bulgarian Style
Partnership by the numbers
Family Camp at SBC
Working hard in a different way
June 22, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 4, 2018
May 25, 2018
May 18, 2018
May 10, 2018
Big announcement
Prayer and Praise Reports
And We are Off
April 12 2018
April 5 2018
Happy Easter 2018
Partnership is fast approaching
International Woman’s Day – March 8th
Spring Snow In Petrich
Have a missionary for dinner
Team Balkan Ambassadors
Partnership building 2018
A quick trip for US
January 25, 2018
Take time to chill
January 11, 2018
House Warming Party
New Year 2018
Christmas 2017
December 14, 2017
December 8, 2017
November 30, 2017
November 25, 2017
November 18, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 2, 2017
October 26, 2017
October 19, 2017
October 12, 2017
October 2017
“The Holidays are coming!”
September 21, 2017


Al – April 14

Diane – January 16


July 2

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Team Bulgaria

Our Bulgarian Adventure