David and Jill Sweet

David and Jill Sweet

Bulgaria – Associate/VISA

David and Jill Sweet were appointed as missionaries to Bulgaria in January 2016. David will assist at the Petrich Community Center in organizing a sport/recreation league and in the discipleship of league leaders. Jill will manage accounts for mission projects, micro-enterprise and new livelihood groups. Both David and Jill will assist, if needed, with the St. John’s Home (a safe house for at-risk girls) as teachers, trainers or house parents, as well as host and cover logistics for teams coming to serve in Bulgaria. David graduated from Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI) with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Recreation Leisure Management. Jill is an accounting professional with experience in public, non-profit, private and international accounting. The Sweets’ arrived in Petrich, Bulgaria in early July 2017.

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God to guide and prepare David and Jill for ministry in Bulgaria
David to receive relevant training in the last year of college
the preparations required in the next year for their ministry in Bulgaria


David – August 26
Jill – November 1


November 22

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Sweets in Bulgaria
Team Bulgaria

Sweets in Bulgaria: Our Journey to Bulgaria

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  • Update – August 2017

    It has been 6 weeks since Jill and I arrived in Bulgaria. What an adventure it has been already!  Each day we find new challenges to overcome, new things we learn about the culture, and new lessons God is teaching us about ourselves.  With each experience, we have an opportunity to practice grace and lots …

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  • Flexible and full of gratitude

    By Jill Sweet When David and I were dating, one of his qualities that I loved the most was his spontaneous adventurous spirit. My comfort zone is opposed to this mindset. Order, planning, and regimen gave me security.   I found that unplanned usually meant fun, excitement and discovery. The theme has been change during our …

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