Business as Mission Posts

A Little Bit Country

Just when I had rid myself of the habit of getting lost in Sofia, we left for a new location. For the month of July, we have relocated to Gabrovo, a small town in central Bulgaria where Peter and Ellie have a small cottage. Before we came here, friends from Sofia alerted me that people [...]

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Albania: Radio 7 and Kingdom Farming

After a short and insightful trip to Romania, I looked forward to spending a few nights in one spot. Sunday we arrived in Tirana, the country’s capital, and drove about 45 minutes to our hotel in Durres. The view was spectacular from our hotel facing the Adriatic coastline; however it was appropriately located in the [...]

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God Works in Mysterious Ways and Bad Directions

Hello my name is Jack Quinn (unfortunately, I must admit, no relation to Integra Board member Bob Quinn). I have just finished my sophomore year at DePauw University and feel very blessed to be working at the Integra USA office in my hometown of Wheaton, IL. This is now my 4th week here and I [...]

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Finding Joy in Relationships

Being settled here in Sofia certainly has its perks. While some things have lost their “new and exciting” glow, it is remarkably satisfying to be able to navigate my way through to city to meetings with students and to now know enough Bulgarian to ask market vendors for things without having to officially acknowledge that [...]

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Sofia Summer Intern

My name is Aubrey Hoeppner, and I have just finished my junior year at Pepperdine University in California, though I am from Chicago. I have been so blessed with the opportunity to spend three months with Ellie and Peter in Bulgaria. Last summer I had meetings with Bob, Ellie, and Christy Schweigert to discuss the [...]

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God is present and God is love

I am not a writer nor have I ever claimed to be one. My best friend is a writer. She has the amazing talent to join words together into beautiful melodies. By the time you are done reading whatever she wrote, you become so compelled to join her cause or support her viewpoint that you [...]

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Albania Update #4: Double the Blessing

With the second day of the training seminar done, the Integra team cannot believe there is only one more day left! With such rave reviews after the first day, the team was not sure what to expect. What they found was even more enthusiasm than the first day! The team started the day again with [...]

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And They’re Off!

This morning Bob Kuhlman, along with board members Deloris Thomas and Joe Feth, flew to Tirana, Albania to launch the first Business Training seminar! The Integra team is joining forces with Matt Barton, who leads Radstock Ministries’ Business as Mission work in the Balkans. The seminar will include training in leadership, business planning and development, [...]

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New Kid on the Bulgarian Block

Jeremiah’s on his way out of Bulgaria, and I, Christy, am on my way in! Who am I? I’m a recent graduate of Wheaton College where I majored in International Relations. I’m originally from Alabama and I love Mexican food, ice cream, American football, making art (not looking at it), languages, and reading. What am I [...]

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Marketing Training

Last week a group of eight women from Wooddale Church, located right outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota, came to Sofia to teach English and lead a business training on marketing for entrepreneurs. The group arrived with much excitement to teach and willingness to help out wherever needed, including even washing dishes at the office. On [...]

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