[Jesus said:] “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” – John 11:25
I was born in Bulgaria, in the time of communism and atheism. I grew up and was educated in the totalitarian atheist school system. I could not reconcile my need for answers to my fundamental existential questions and the fact that the system never game me any; neither did they bother to recognize that such question were of importance.
At the age of 25, I was tired of being anguished by my fruitless search for meaning and internal peace. I had no relief from the haunting fear of death and the chronic, inexplicable guilt I had felt ever since age 9. Yet, during that year I found the way out of this internal prison. I was told the gospel of Jesus Christ. After several months of intellectual struggles and consideration I became a Christian, born-again and filled with the Holy Spirit, according to the Scriptures.
The path of salvation is a pilgrimage of choices. It is often treading uneven roads in search of Biblical truth and doctrine. Mine is no exception. Since that summer of 1991 my life has been marked by the desire to follow Jesus, and serve God and His kingdom.
Becoming a Christian in a blasphemous and atheist environment is a paradigm shift which leaves lasting impression not only on the convert (me in this case) but on his relatives and friends. Although my conversion to Christ was never a popular decision among my friends and family it has been the sole event in my life which marked the leaving of darkness and entering into light. Christ has given me the utter freedom from sin, confusion, moral uncertainty and spiritual nonsense; and most importantly — from the fear of death.
Being in ministry for His Gospel, with the purpose to glorify Him and uplift the Truth of His Word, has been a privilege and joy for me. I can say I am quite happy and satisfied with losing my life in this world, so I can find it in Christ (John 12:25). Yet, salvation is not only a one-time act: dying to self and our selfish ambitions, and replacing them with godly ones, is a daily choice we have to make in order to finish the race successfully.
I have a law degree from Sofia University and a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. Being married to a Californian, also a devout follower of Jesus and a great mom and missionary, has proved to be one of the many blessings of Christian life. Our three boys complete the family picture.
More about my work I have written elsewhere in this web site. Thank you for visiting and may God bless you.