1 In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. 2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. 4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25 v 1 - 5
Those powerful words at the start of Psalm 25 remind us that we have a God in whom we can always trust, and always place our hope in for today and the future. Working in Eastern Europe over the years we have met many people without some of the basic necessities of life, without the means to change their tough lives for the better, without that real hope that faith in God brings.
Some years ago we visited the Holocaust Museum in Berlin. It was a deeply moving experience and taught us a graphic lesson about being without hope. The mass persecution and killing of Jews in the 2nd World War was of course horrific, and there is a room in the museum called the Well of Souls. We were shown into this windowless dark room with high walls painted black. The doors were closed behind us and it was pitch black. Gradually, as our eyes adjusted, we realised that high above us somewhere hidden, but far out of reach, was just a glimmer of light breaking the darkness. This room demonstrated the plight of the Jews during the holocaust. They were completely helpless, without hope, lost in darkness with only the faintest glimmer of light, but even that was out of reach.
We recently celebrated 30 years of Mission service which began for us in the City of Amsterdam with all its many challenges. Throughout our years of ministry we have always tried to bring a message of hope to those feeling hopeless, to bring light into darkness. For over 20 years we and the Krasif Aid team have brought those same messages to the people of Bulgaria… there is hope… trust in God!
As you read about the work of Krasif Aid, we continue to put our hope and trust in God… all day long.
Many Blessings, Brian & Chris.
KRASIF is the Bulgarian word for ‘Beautiful’.
The need in Eastern Europe remains great and is only slowly changing for the better. The most vulnerable are still very much at risk and desperately poor. Many lack adequate health and social care.
We work with a number of trusted partners and together our focus is to bring ‘Good News to Bulgaria’.
How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news