The Salvation Army in Georgia started its ministry in 1993. The Headquarters of the organisation in Georgia is located in its capital Tbilisi. There are 8 corps across the country where people have chance to serve God and spread the Gospel.
The Salvation Army in Moldova started its ministry in 1994. The Headquarters of The Salvation Army Moldova Division is located in Kishinev. There are 16 corps across country where Salvationists serve the suffering humanity through various ministries and programs.
The Salvation Army in Romania started its ministry in 1999. The Headquarters of the organisation is located in Bucharest. The Salvation Army in Romania has 6 corps, which are very active in their ministry. Romania Division operates the first in Eastern Europe The Salvation Army charity shop “SALVATtex”.
The Salvation Army began its ministry in Ukraine in 1993. There are 9 corps located across Ukraine – Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Donetsk, Kropyvnytskyi, Pisochin, Vinnitsa, Lviv and village Nove. The Headquarters of Ukraine Division is located in Kyiv.
In June 2019, the legal registration of The Salvation Army in Bulgaria was approved, and we believe for a start of our mission in the autumn of 2020. Captains Inna and Eduard Lebedev have been appointed as leaders of the work and we pray that we soon will have the full team ready.
We believe in future and hope for the present countries in Eastern Europe – and for Bulgaria!
For five years, we have prayed and planned for the opening of The Salvation Army’s ministry in Bulgaria. Piece by piece important components have fallen into place. In June 2019, the legal registration of The Salvation Army in Bulgaria was approved, and we believe for a start of our mission in the autumn of 2020. Captains Inna and Eduard Lebedev have been appointed as leaders of the work and we pray that we soon will have the full team ready.
The present situation with ‘lock-down’ and restrictions presents a challenge with regard to a date for an official opening. However, the purpose for choosing to present the information is the need for prayer-support for this big step of faith.
Please pray for Captains Lebedev and their children and the other members of the team, and for God’s guidance for the next steps because ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain’ – Psalm 127:1a.
Watch out for new updates on Bulgaria on our web-page in the weeks and months to come.
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Eastern Europe Leadership and cabinet
Colonels KELVIN AND CHERALYNNE PETHYBRIDGE
Lieutenant-Colonels Richard and Ann Borrett
Majors Veaceslav and Elena Cotruta
MAJOR VICTORIA LALAC
CAPTAIN EDUARD LEBEDEV
Eastern Europe in Figures
The Salvation Army Eastern Europe Territory is one of the fastest growing Territories. There are: Officers 97 (active 89 retired 8), Envoys 1, Cadets 5, Employees 170, Corps 36, Outposts 2, Senior Soldiers 1,228, Adherents 817, Junior Soldiers 328.
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