a MWB family worker in Bulgaria shares his testimony and how he now shines a light for the Lord, drawing people to Christ.

“That was the moment when my walk with God began."

Reaching people for Christ is at the heart of all we do at Mission Without Borders – and our family workers are always ready to share their faith and pray for those families they regularly visit and support.

At Mission Without Borders, we support families regardless of their faith, beliefs, and background – but anyone who is interested in knowing more about the Christian faith can ask any questions and find out more.  

Ventsislav Bozhikov, 43, is from Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria, and has worked as a family sponsorship worker since 2013, shining a light into many people's lives.

He said, "Many circumstances led me to the Lord Jesus Christ. When I was 14 years old, my mother was sick in bed, there was a financial crisis in Bulgaria, and we went through a really difficult time.  

"In my town, Christians from the local church regularly visited people in their homes to share the gospel and be with them. One day they came to my home to visit my unwell mother and bring us food. But they also left me spiritual food, because they gave me a small New Testament, which I started reading.  

"I didn't understand much of what I was reading, but other Christians came to my house a few days later. They sat next to me and explained Jesus's sacrifice for my sins. We began to pray together for my repentance. Despite my young age, I knew what I had done and how I had lived during those 14 years, so I asked Jesus to forgive my sins. That was the moment when my walk with God began."

He added, "I see my work for the Mission as a ministry. Many of the people we work with have no hope, no vision for their future, and no peace. Their lives are hard, and they live in the reality of this day by day. That is why it's so important that they receive emotional and spiritual support and love. This builds a good relationship and leads us to share our problems and pray together.

"When a person accepts Christ as their Saviour, I rejoice with the angels in heaven. I continue to stay close to them, and discipling them, and I have so much joy seeing God's work in their lives. 

"In the Hristovi family, the father, Andrey, had a gambling addiction, which caused great problems in the family. The good thing was that he recognized his weakness and spoke openly about his addiction. We talked, prayed, and fasted for his soul, and God heard our prayers and changed his heart. The family's life turned around 180 degrees. Now Andrey has a stable job, attends church regularly with his wife, is baptized, and has officially married his wife.

Your labour in the Lord is not in vain.


"A woman from another sponsored family, Nelly, struggled to get along with her mother-in-law. After many conversations, prayer, and Christian gatherings, she shared with me one day, 'I love my mother-in-law! She curses and scolds me, but Jesus teaches us to love. He's given me love for her!' She cried in front of the whole congregation and testified to the other families about the change that had taken place in her life after she came to know God.

"I want to encourage everyone who gives their money to support the work of Mission Without Borders with the words of 1 Corinthians 15:58, 'Your labour in the Lord is not in vain.'”


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