Petar & Femke Tatarski
Petar (from Bulgaria) and Femke (from the Netherlands) met in Velingrad, Bulgaria in August 2014. Femke was serving with a team from her church and Petar was working with JV's partner organization in Bulgaria - True Horizons. Petar felt God leading him to full-time ministry before, during, and after a summer internship in 2013. Femke's first trip to Bulgaria with the team from her church was in 2011. Her love for Bulgaria grew during the following three summers as she continued to go back. They got married in October 2016 with the decision to be a family on mission to equip young believers to fulfil Christ's Commission and live in Velingrad. Petar is leading the wilderness ministry in Bulgaria and wants to see and equip many churches to use this tool to reach and disciple youth, as we see God using the wilderness throughout the Bible to shape leaders. Femke will study Bulgarian and start new relationships with Bulgarian girls through dancing. She will also be involved in helping at the weekly youth meetings in Velingrad. Discipleship is lacking in Bulgarian churches and they want to help revive this key aspect of following Christ.