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.
It’s been three years since we arrived in Moldova to take up our appointments in Eastern Europe Territory. We had no idea what lay before us but we trusted in God for His leading, direction and protection. We have had opportunities to meet the amazing people that live in the countries that make up the Territory and have also witnessed God’s presence in the lives of[…]
Resurrection Life The Easter story resonates with life and hope, and how we desperately need these in our world today. Through the years of the Old Testament, we clung to the hope in the prophesies of a Messiah. Through the silence of the years between the Old and New testaments, we clung to the hope[…]
It is with a mixture of deep sadness and joy that we share that Major Veaceslav (Slava) Cotruta was Promoted to Glory on Thursday 1st April, 2021. Major Slava was loved throughout the Eastern Europe Territory and throughout the Salvation Army worldwide. His love of life and people, his sense of humour, his love for[…]
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH 2021 ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE ‘SEEN AND HEARD’
IN readiness for The Salvation Army’s 2021 International Day of Prayer for Children and Youth on Sunday 28 March, a wide range of resources and activities has been made available online. The special occasion – held on the fourth Sunday in March every year – is marked around the Salvation Army world and provides a focus for[…]
Lieut-Colonel Richard Borrett, Chief Secretary of the Eastern Europe Territory, and Major Elena Cotruta, Territorial Secretary for Program of the Eastern Europe Territory, explain the General Provisions, Objectives, and Directions of Spiritual Work of The Salvation Army Eastern Europe Territory Strategic Plan. May God lead us for the next 5 inspirational years with our moto[…]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4a8q8cVL9Y&t=1s Colonel Kelvin Pethybridge, Eastern Europe Territory Commander, launches Strategic Plan for our Territory. May God bless our Territory on our way to fulfil the God’s will.
From December 1st to December 31, 2020 you see the extraordinarily decorated Christmas Trees in the branches of East Point and Tbilisi Mall as well as Carrefour. The little ones’ Christmas wish cards, instead of baubles, decorate the Christmas tree twigs. This is The Salvation Army Social Project on Christmas Season. Wish Tree or as[…]
BY DARRYL WHITECROSS A team of dancers and street performers from a Salvation Army theatre studio in central-eastern Ukraine is taking “love and goodness” to the people of the city of Dnipro. Dnipro Corps co-leader Natalya Rak coordinates the theatre studio. The young performers are part of the Dnipro Corps theatre studio known as Grace,[…]
https://youtu.be/B8RVdtGGyp8 In the late Friday evening in a small kitchen, The Salvation Army officers and the soldier, Levan, Nino and Pavle are getting ready for the night trip to Tbilisi. Nino is taking care of the meal while Capt. Levan and Pavle are dividing the hot mean in the containers. There is also a huge thermos filled with tea. The car is loaded, and the rod leads us to Kote Abkhazi Street. As Major Nino explains to me, they know the homeless people in this trajectory as they got meal the first place every night in previous years. It is already ten years The Salvation Army volunteers’ takes turns at nights to carry out daily night meals in the cold streets of the city.[…]
I have seen many episodes in the horror movies when it seems that the world temporarily stops to exist -Empty streets, parks without chattering children, closed shopping malls – such scenes scares me. I would never imagine that it could be reality in my life. The year of 2020 was able to bring those “movie[…]
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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