Abundant Life Crusades
Tony and Marge Abram have been sharing God's Good News for over 64 years!

Vol 44 #9

After our usual 30 hours of flying with Harley Fiddler to Bulgaria and hour and half drive, we were ready to begin our ministry in Dobrich, Bulgaria. The last time Marge and I were in Bulgaria and Romania was more that 25 years ago. Everything had changed. They had a record heat wave. However, I kept proclaiming Phil 4:13 that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Seminar workers in Dobrich, Bulgaria

The seminars found Marge teaching on the Women's Ministries and Praying in the Spirit. Brother Fiddler taught on the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. Brother Fiddler also sang. An added blessing was when both he and Marge sang together.

All were blessed by the anointed singing. My teaching was on the ?Anointing of the Holy Spirit on our Ministries from Personal to World Evangelism.

There where souls saved and healed in the evening evangelistic meetings.

One woman, after hearing Marge teach on Praying in the Holy Spirit, did so and passed a large painful kidney stone. Praise the Lord! Another young girl rose from her wheel chair for the first time, in a very long time without pain. She said it felt like an adjustment was being done in her spine. Marge prayed and led many to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

A very outstanding miracle was when three young men heard me teaching on how God wanted to use them, felt led to go out that same afternoon, (our teaching went on all day until the evening crusade service) to a village to lay hands and pray for a young paralyzed man. One of them held up a Bible in one hand and a pack of cigarettes ( laying beside him) and asked him if he would choose Jesus and the Bible or the cigarettes? He shouted, ?The Bible.? They laid hands on him and immediately felt fire come in his arms and legs. Not only was he healed, but he and two backsliders that came to visit, all came to Christ. God is so good! Mark 16:15-20 still works today.

After the seminar and crusade we went to Obroichesta, Bulgaria to teach at a worker?s and men?s seminar. We saw the blessing continue.

The meetings was held at the lovely location provided and built by Tim and Betty Cornett, friends of Harley Fiddler.

We took on the support of one new worker in Bulgaria with $100.00 per month who is a woman evangelist working with the youth in 12 churches

<--- Marge Abram with Sister that we are supporting in Bulgaria

Tim and Betty Cornett.

Tim and Betty Cornett successfully pastored three churches in their first 15 years of marriage and built two church buildings and one parsonage. The call for mission evangelism burned in their hearts.

The Lord led them into Eastern Europe, as they preached behind the Iron Curtain. They preached in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and then in Bulgaria where God really touched their hearts.

The people were hungry and they wanted to begin a Bible College to train these new converts.

To train the untrained, teach the untaught and to reach the unreached. Their work is now centered in Bulgaria where with Maria Mindeva, they have 12 churches and a center for training workers.

Maria was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in an atheistic-communist home.

Her father was a Colonel in the Bulgarian Army and ruled the house like a military camp. When the communist government was going down, she felt as if the foundation of her whole life was crumbling and she experienced deep depression.

Being the secretary of the communist party in her region, she was devastated and felt that her whole life had been lived as a lie.


Tony Abram with Interpreter Maria --->

Then in 1989 she was in a service of the underground church for the first time and heard a simple gospel message of God's love and received the Lord as her Saviour.

This is when she met Tim and Betty. Betty began to be her mentor and disciple her.

She already had her Master's degree in History and was a teacher in the local high school, so when Tim and Betty received the vision to begin a Bible College she was an excellent choice to be the Director.


Marge teaching with Maria --->

Maria is fluent in four languages After studying in the USA and receiving a Doctorate degree in Theology, Maria returned to her homeland to be the Director of Open Bible Fellowship Bible College.

A home church was begun in 2000 and Maria accepted the position as Senior Pastor with over 250 members. She is an excellent interpreter, able to go on all day long.



Harley Fiddler teaching with Sister Maria --->

Teaching pastors and workers at Obroichesta, Bulgaria

Harley and Marge bless the people with their anointed duet singing

Marge with Sister that was first saved in area under communism

Tony preaches the Word!

Marge and I could understand quite a bit of the Bulgarian language as it is a Slavic language. Here is some history on Bulgaria. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks.

Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. January of 2007 they became part of the European Union. The country joined NATO in 2004.

Pray much for the eastern European countries. It is where Marge and my family came from. God bless you. Tony & Marge Abram.

Tony & Marge visit the sea less than 30 minutes away.

Marge with Sister
who passed a kidney stone.

Maria Mindeva <-- | --> Marge , Betty and Maria are
the only females attending the men?s workers seminar at Obroichesta, Bulgaria

Brother Harley teaches pastors and workers at Obroichesta, Bulgaria.

Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.


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