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 #5: The End is Just the Beginning

The seminar is done and the Integra team is on their way home. The last night of the training seminar did not disappoint. Deloris finished up her teaching on basic business principles from a biblical perspective, and the participants couldn’t say enough good things about what they learned from her. The Integra team was overwhelmed [...]

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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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Albania Update #3: A Man and His Guitar

The first ever business training seminar has officially started! The Integra team could not be more excited about the way the Lord showed up and blessed this first day. Wednesday morning started early as the team prepared for a morning of one-on-one hour long business counseling sessions. Each client received individual attention from the team [...]

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Albania Update #2: Trust is Everything

Trust is everything. Rarely in today’s business world do you enter into a relationship with someone after one meeting. The stakes are too high to risk the relationship going south. Thus, there is meeting after meeting to determine whether this relationship is trust worthy. After just two days in Albania, the Integra team earned the [...]

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Albania Update #1: The Radio Isn’t Dead in Albania!

The Integra USA group arrived safely in Albania yesterday and hit the ground running. The seminar is scheduled to start Wednesday, November 11, yet the team is already surrounded in a flurry of activity. Yesterday, they visited the Albanian Christian radio station, Radio7. Its one of three Christian radio stations in Albania. It broadcasts 24 [...]

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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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Book Review

Book Review: The Balkan Ghosts, by Robert Kaplan I have been fortunate enough to spend significant time in Eastern Europe. Integra especially, has opened my heart and my passport to the beautiful and historic countries of Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovakia. I speak very frequently with our staff in these countries and I am very [...]

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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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