Petar & Femke Tatarski
Timothy and Anna
Petar (from Bulgaria) and Femke (from the Netherlands) met in Velingrad, Bulgaria in August of 2014. Femke was serving with a team from her church and Petar was working with Josiah Venture's partner organization in Bulgaria—Istinski Horizonti. Petar felt God leading him to full-time ministry 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 each year. They got married in October of 2016 with the decision to be a family on mission to equip young believers to fulfill Christ's Commission. They live in Stara Zagora, where Petar is leading the youth ministry of their local church and developing wilderness ministry nationally. He wants to equip many churches to use this powerful tool to reach and disciple youth. Femke is serving on the Sunday school team of their local church and is involved in EDGE Choreo—a fitness dance ministry. Discipleship is lacking in Bulgarian churches and they want to help revive this key aspect of following Christ.