Andrew & Kate Blackwell
"You planned something bad for me, but God produced something good from it, in order to save the lives of many people, just as he's doing today." (Gen. 50:20) Our experience of God's faithfulness in using circumstances for his glory has brought us on a journey to Bulgaria to share Christ with others in difficult circumstances.
In 2013 God placed a specific call on our lives to work in Bulgaria with those who have been, or are at risk of being, trafficked or sexually exploited. The majority of these come from Roma communities.
Over time, God as shown us that trafficking prevention occurs most effectively when communities are transformed through a process of relational, whole-life discipleship.
We are working with a team of Bulgarian/Roma nationals, seeking to walk alongside local Christians, and help them to develop a movement of whole-life discipleship in their communities. Our desire is to see individuals and communities transformed in all areas of life, so that no Roma person is trafficked, and that those who have been trafficked, have a desire to come home.
Kate also works with the Human Resources team of ECM International, particularly in the area of leader development.
It is an incredible blessing to us to be a part of what God is doing in Bulgaria and Europe.
For more information about us, please look at our Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information about the trafficking situation in Bulgaria, please look here.
For more information on the plight of the Roma people in Bulgaria watch the following video or look here.