Bulgaria – Associate/VISA

David and Jill Sweet currently live in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. They arrived in Bulgaria in the summer of 2017. As they continue their cultural adaptation, the Sweets are also assisting with established church plants, pastoral training, and hosting short-term mission teams from around the world. They also help with the St. John’s Home, a safe home for vulnerable girls. Construction on the St. John's Home is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019. David engages church members of all ages in recreational activities such as fitness classes, games and crafts. Jill manages the accounting system for the ministry including the church-planting project, Bible school and St. John’s Home. They also work with Team Balkans on regional events such as a recent family camp.

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• their ongoing language studies
• David as he pursues FM ordination as a ministerial candidate
• the Sweets as they grow their family through adoption
• church-plant pastors, as well as the expansion of work into neighboring countries


David – August 26 Jill – November 1 Matthias and Elijah – August 7


November 22

Contact David and Jill:

thejillstermi@yahoo.com David.Sweet@hotmail.com


Sweets in Bulgaria
Team Bulgaria

Sweets in Bulgaria: Our Journey to Bulgaria
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