REMEMBERING OUR SMALL BEGINNINGS WITH GRATITUDE
During the year 2020 we celebrated the 25th year anniversary since the founding of our organization in 1995. From humble beginnings of sponsoring one orphan for $1 each month while still attending Bible College, our organization has grown to reach children across Bulgaria and Africa.
I cannot express how grateful I am for all of our friends and partners who have come alongside throughout the years to assist me with the expansion of the vision and the growth of our organization. It has been a journey with a lot of challenges, as well as a lot of victories. As an organization, we transitioned from ‘me’ to ‘we’ where each team member, staff and sponsor has a place in our organization. We believe in the establishment of personal relationships and creating an environment where the vision of reaching this generation through the Gospel of Christ is our priority. Thus, we provide value, hope and purpose not only to those we minister to, but to every team member here in the States and abroad.
So, to all of you who are a part of my life and a part of our organization – THANK YOU for believing in us! THANK YOU for being on this journey with us! THANK YOU for helping us CHANGE A GENERATION!
Founder & CEO
Despite the challenges presented to us this year because of the Covid-19 restrictions, as an organization we have been able to achieve eight new expansions in several regions across the country, resulting in 27 outreach locations!
Through our Hope Campaign, we have been able to distribute food boxes to over 3000 families and children, and our newest endeavor this fall was the distribution of baby boxes to almost 200 young mothers with children under 2 years of age.
WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR NON-PROFIT
Our Adopt a Neighborhood Campaign began three years ago in Bulgaria by focusing on various areas in the nation where people are living below the poverty level. We discovered ways to start our outreach and after-school programs in those locations and shortly after found out that the kids had never before seen or played on a playground. Last year we opened 2 playgrounds, and this September we opened our 3rd playground. Our 4th playground is ready to be installed. Due to recent lockdowns in Europe and Bulgaria we are waiting for the appropriate time to open it for public use. God is giving us favor with the local mayors while providing children a safe place to play and we are so grateful to Him.
Adopt a Neighborhood+
Earlier this year we were very honored to receive our 3rd Nonprofit Best of Burien Award for Washington State as an example of a nonprofit organization that is making a difference worldwide. Our previous two awards were received in 2017 and 2018.
- THE BIERSDORFER FAMILY
“We are thrilled to help serve Ceitci Demirkova Ministries and the Hope Campaign through our giving to reach and work with underprivileged children and orphans in the most impoverished areas of Bulgaria. God tells us that children are a blessing and a gift! We wanted to help these children reach beyond their circumstances and experience the love of Jesus to help them enjoy their childhood, create a biblical foundation for personal growth, and gain confidence that they can achieve anything.”
- THE ROGER FAMILY
College Station, TX
“We’ve known Ceitci for over 10 years and have stood in admiration and awe of how God is using her and her team to change a generation. We are honored and humbled to be a small part of the many miracles we have witnessed through this ministry.”
- THE SCOTT FAMILY
Morongo Valley, TX
"We have supported Changing a Generation because, over the years, we have seen through this ministry real people, with hearts for the things of God, reaching out to children and their families, planting seeds of hope in hearts. This is done very practically through children’s programs sharing Jesus' truth and love; provision of school supplies, clothing, food and other needs; playgrounds and Christmas gifts that make children realize they are special to us and to God. We believe in the vision that God has given Ceitci and her team for Bulgaria."
- THE WATSON FAMILY
“We first met Ceitci in 1999. Her evangelistic fervor was evident even then; she was obviously a woman on a mission. It has be a joy and a wonder to observe how that vision has been re-defined and honed; through her speaking engagements, writing, interviews, influence on nations, and personal ministry - not to mention the launching of ministries that serve needs around the globe. So blessed to come along on this journey; and we know there’s more to come.”
– Laurie H., Winthrop, WA
“I had to sit down and read "Exposed to Hope" as soon as it arrived in the mail.
It is wonderful to learn about the opportunities these Bulgarian children and young adults have to learn and grow in Jesus. The testimonies of many are truly heartwarming. Your heart will go out to these children who can now experience hope in the midst of the most challenging of situations.”
– Marc H., Tulsa, OK
“I had a wake up call when I found Changing a Generation. As a typical American, I was pretty uninvolved in the needs of children in other countries. I thought globally, but acted locally and gave locally. The “Exposed to Hope” book is a front seat view of the valuable work to help kids in Bulgaria. I’m proud to say now I sponsor a neighborhood. Ceitci and team, keep up the great work.”
– Pam M., Franklin, TN
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading the new book, Exposed to Hope. The stories of the children are heartwarming and the impact of Changing a Generation’s ministry is remarkable. This is truly a book of hope that shares the love of Jesus in a tangible way!”
– Brey Noelle, Franklin, TN
“Nearly 15 years ago, my eyes were opened to the vast needs of children around the world and how Changing a Generation was bringing transformation and solution to these very needs. I have partnered ever since, and am continually impacted by the miraculous stories birthed through the work that Ceitci and her team do on a daily basis. Every book Ceitci has written sheds further light on truth and transformation, and this recent book does the same through the stories of the kids she and her organization impacts. It is beautiful, inspiring and a must-read for anyone who is an advocate for hope, change and transformation in this complex world we live in. YOU WILL LOVE IT and be greatly inspired.”
– Brigitte V., Morongo Valley, CA
As my daughters and I are reading these beautifully written stories depicting the lives of physically, emotionally, and spiritually deprived children of broken families in Bulgaria, it has opened a pathway for conversation and has really placed life and reality into perspective. Our hearts break and ache for these hurting children whom need all the prayer, love, compassion, and support they can get. It stirs the heart into action to offer a better world to even “the least of these,” as each and every one of us can help introduce them to the Savior and Father whom will never leave nor forsake them.”
EXPOSED TO HOPE: The Cry and Fortitude of Bulgarian Children Finding Hope in the Shadows of Brokenness and Fear
Our “Exposed to Hope” book is a beautiful compilation of true stories, pictures, poems and prayers for the children of Bulgaria. It’s a perfect reflection of the work we have done over the past 25 years of ministry.
Each purchased copy of the book will help us provide a Christmas present for the children from our programs. In return, it makes for a beautiful Christmas gift that you can give away to friends and loved ones!