You just clicked the button because you are curious about who the tour guide is. You did that well because now I can briefly introduce myself to you!
Who is that tour guide to Sunny Beach?
I am Maarten de bruin from Hardinxveld-Giessendam. Married to Bianca and together we are the parents of Jelte, Anouk and Tjerk. By profession I am a supervisor and employed by Ingenieursbureau Drechtsteden at the municipality of Dordrecht. I fulfill this job with great passion and greatly enjoy the beautiful works I get to supervise.
Of all the labor I get to do in God’s Kingdom, evangelizing is the ministry I get to do the longest. Over twenty years ago, I was asked to join evangelism committee of our church. Monthly door-to-door ringing of non-church-going villagers. That was a trial by fire in perseverance!
I soon became involved in the Naar House Foundation through a fellow GPW part-time student at CHE. My study buddy told me what he had experienced the previous weekend. He had gone to evangelize at a big house party. I was touched by what he told me. I said next time I’ll go with you. I have been doing this evangelistic work for Naar House for over 21 years now.
About seven years ago, Dirk-Jan Boerman asked me to help pray specifically for Beach Mission’s outreaches. To this I immediately said yes, because I believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is one of the most powerful tools God has given us. That’s also how I got involved at Beach Mission. Three years ago, at Dirk-Jan’s request, I started taking the trainings to go on a trip. Meanwhile, I have been to Sunny Beach twice and Ibiza once. Mighty beautiful work in God’s Kingdom, being allowed to seek the lost among the feasting crowd.
Since this year I have become involved at Steward to Joseph a foundation that evangelizes in Israel. In June and October I got to go on outreach to preach the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah there and to encourage the Israeli people.
Maybe this is your first time reading about Sunny Beach in Bulgaria. Before I was introduced to Beach Mission, I had never heard of it either. It lies by the Black Sea. A mile-long road along the sea filled with hotels, hotels and more hotels! All built to accommodate the thousands of tourists from all over Europe. Tourists who want to go out of their minds for the whole vacation in the exclusive club, bar, brothel, karaoke bar, pole dancing club, fairground, etc. It alternates with dozens side by side on the strip. The place to be for them!! Sunny Beach the place where God wants to save human souls for eternity. Sunny Beach a place where God, in ways incomprehensible to us, is building His Kingdom.
Meanwhile, interested in more for this trip to Sunny Beach – Bulgaria?
You are always welcome to call me for additional information and/or if you have questions.
My mobile number is 06 – 20 98 47 29
I look forward to having you as my travel companion!