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Cecily Willard

Kazanlak, Bulgaria

Bulgaria Without Orphans

    Cecily has lived in Kazanlak, Bulgaria since 2008, working with and on behalf of orphans. For 18 months she worked with ten orphans with severe disabilities. She spent 5 mornings a week with these children at the orphanage—caring for their physical needs, loving them, singing to them, and watching how they responded to this nurturing care. At the end of 2009 this ministry at the orphanage came to an end, and Cecily began pursuing other avenues to provide care for these children.

    At the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013, the Lord began speaking to Cecily about the involvement of the Bulgarian church in providing ministry to the orphans of Bulgaria. He made it clear to her that the answer for the Bulgarian orphans lies in the Bulgarian church.

    In February 2016, Cecily attended the first global forum of the World Without Orphans movement, and she has embraced the vision of Bulgaria Without Orphans — a movement led by like-minded people who seek to bring an end to the orphan crisis in Bulgaria. The three facets of the movement are:
1) to enhance the care of orphans who presently live in institutional care;
2) to make every effort to provide a home for every orphan by assisting in reunification of families, foster care and adoption;
3) and to strengthen families throughout Bulgaria in order to prevent child abandonment in the first place.

    The dream of Bulgaria Without Orphans is a big dream, and one that is impossible apart from God’s intervention and the cooperation of His Church–both the Bulgarian Church and the Church at large. HOWEVER, Cecily believes wholeheartedly that it is God’s intention for every child in Bulgaria to grow up in a permanent, nurturing family. And she seeks to facilitate a movement that will see God’s intention become a reality for every child in Bulgaria. Please join the movement! Contact Cecily in the form below.


Matthew 25:34-40 (HCSB)

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me.’
Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?’
And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’


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