REMEMBERING OUR SMALL BEGINNINGS WITH GRATITUDE
This year we are celebrating 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.”
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!