David & Jill Sweet


Bulgaria – Voyagers

David and Jill Sweet currently live in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. They arrived in Bulgaria in summer 2017 and assist with church planting, pastors’ training and hosting short-term mission teams from around the world. They also help with the St. John’s Home, a safe home for girls. David engages church members of all ages in recreational activities, and Jill provides accounting assistance to the foundation that supports the church-planting projects, Bible school and St. John’s Home. They also work with Team Balkans on regional events such as camps. In 2019 the Sweets adopted twins Elijah and Matthias out of the Bulgarian foster-care system.

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Pray for:

  • David as he pursues FM ordination as a conference ministerial candidate
  • the Sweets as they adapt to life as a family of four; adjustment for the boys; and balancing ministry and family responsibilities
  • church-plant pastors in Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia
  • the St. John’s Home planned to open in 2020, especially for the girls who will live there
    • We have moved!

      Our blog has moved to our new website. Please visit us at www.sweetsbulgaria.org/blog . Thank you!
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    • Exciting news…

      There are currently more than 10,000 orphans in Bulgaria.  We want to change that.
    • A Busy Ministry Season has begun…

      A busy ministry season has begun… One of the biggest reasons we moved to Kyustendil was to help with the ongoing ministry here and in the church plants nearby. The past several weeks have been very busy – we have hosted three mission teams, visiting churches around Bulgaria with them, attended pastors’ training in Macedonia, …

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    • Our new home

        When I (Jill) was a kid, spring fever would set in after a long winter. Just as I would get excited about the warmer weather, my mom always reminded me that “some of the worst storms we ever had were in April.” I should have remembered her warning this year. We had experienced a …

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    • Update – August 2017

      It has been 6 weeks since Jill and I arrived in Bulgaria. What an adventure it has been already!  Each day we find new challenges to overcome, new things we learn about the culture, and new lessons God is teaching us about ourselves.  With each experience, we have an opportunity to practice grace and lots …

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