Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bulgaria Sofia Mission

Bulgaria Sofia Mission

Missionary Site(s)

LDS Mission Network

Dear Elder--Sister Melissa Fuller 2008-2009

Dear Elder--Elder William B. "Bill" Edwards 2007-2009

Dear Elder--Elder Tyler Walquist 2007-2009

Dear Elder--Elder Zachary Bingham 2008-2010

Dear Elder--Elder Jack Wells 2009-2011

Dear Elder--Elder Taylor Bryce Christensen 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder Cole Turner 2007-2009

MissionSite.Net--Elder David Werden 2006-2008

MissionSite.Net--Elder Aaron Baddley 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder Matty Rittmanic 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder Jake Hutchison 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder John Hopkins IV 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder Trevor Limburg 2008-2010

MissionSite.Net--Elder Paul Heaton 2007-2009

MissionSite.Net--Elder Jordan Bracken 2008-2010

LDSMissions.com--Elder Conly Allen 2003-2005

LDSMissions.com--Sister Joyce Brinton Anderson 1995-1996

LDSMissions.com--Sister Colette Anderson Hudgins 1993-1994

LDSMissions.com--Elder Davis Andrew 2000-2002

LDSMissions.com--Elder Andrew Barrus 1991-1993

LDSMissions.com--Elder Ryan Belleau 1995-1997

LDSMissions.com--Sister Dorothy Bromley 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--Elder Hacho Chakmakov 2000-2002

LDSMissions.com--Sister Misty Cook

LDSMissions.com--Elder Nate Crook 1995-1997

LDSMissions.com--Elder Mark Cutchen 1995-1996

LDSMissions.com--Elder Richard Davies 1998-2000

LDSMissions.com--Elder Matt Depeel 1995-1997

LDSMissions.com--Sister Deborah Dushku 1993-1995

LDSMissions.com--Sister Elizabeth Emerson 1997-1998

LDSMissions.com--Elder Steven Esplin 2003-2005

LDSMissions.com--Elder Hannon Ford 1992-1994

LDSMissions.com--Elder Darren Funk 1995-1996

LDSMissions.com--Sister Lorraine Germer/Larson 1995-1996

LDSMissions.com--Elder Kevin Goins 1996-1998

LDSMissions.com--Elder Jason Hay 1993-1995

LDSMissions.com--Elder Jarom Haynie 2002-2004

LDSMissions.com--Sister Lilia Hristova 2004-2006

LDSMissions.com--Elder Josh Jensen 2000-2002

LDSMissions.com--Elder Michael Johnson 1996-1998

LDSMissions.com--Elder Lynden Jones 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--Elder Heath Madsen 1994-1995

LDSMissions.com--Elder Don Mathis 1998-2000

LDSMissions.com--Elder Michael McDonald

LDSMissions.com--Elder Peter Mendenhall 2002-2004

LDSMissions.com--Elder Douglas Nebeker 1993-1995

LDSMissions.com--Sister Kimberly Neilson 1993-1995

LDSMissions.com--Elder Adam Nelson 2003-2005

LDSMissions.com--Elder Chad O'Loughlin

LDSMissions.com--Elder Ben Olson 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--Sister Rochelle Poulson 1996-1998

LDSMissions.com--Elder Jacob Rabe 2000-2002

LDSMissions.com--Elder David Simmons 1994-1996

LDSMissions.com--Elder Luke Stoddard 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--Jamie Stoker 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--Sister Danna Tjaden Probst 1999-2001

LDSMissions.com--K Tonas 1991-1993

LDSMissions.com--Elder Clint Wilson 2006-2008

Trevor M Beckstead 2009-2011

Deborah Dushku Gardner--One Heart Bulgaria

Chelsia Evans--One Heart Bulgaria

Jeff Swift--One Heart Bulgaria

Craig L. Winder--One Heart Bulgaria

Tony Anderson--One Heart Bulgaria

Wendi Prince

Brian E. Felt


Dear Elder--Sister Melissa Fuller

Dear Elder--Elder William B. "Bill" Edwards

Dear Elder--Elder Tyler Walquist

Dear Elder--Elder Jack Wells

MissionSite.Net--Elder Cole Turner

MissionSite.Net--Elder David Werden

MissionSite.Net--Elder Matty Rittmanic

MissionSite.Net--Elder John Hopkins IV

MissionSite.Net--Elder Trevor Limburg

MissionSite.Net--Jordan Bracken


"Mission President Assignments: 2009," (new mission president Gerold Roth, former mission president Blair S. Bennett) Church News [Saturday, 7 March 2009].

“New Mission Presidents Now in Place,” (Blair S. Bennett) Liahona, Aug. 2006, N4–N5

“New Mission Presidents Receive Assignments,” (Blair S. Bennett) Ensign, June 2006, 72–74

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (new mission president Blair S. Bennett, former mission president Jeffrey P. Johnson) Church News [Saturday, 4 March 2006].

"New Mission President," (Blair Shields Bennett) Church News [Saturday, 4 February 2006].

"6 Full-Time General Authorities Released," (Released from part-time service as Area Authority Seventies were: Blair S. Bennett) Church News [Saturday, 4 October 2003].

"New Area Authority Seventies," (Gerold Roth) Church News [Saturday, 19 April 2003].

"Leaders Called; 5 new General Authorities," (Gerold Roth called as Area Authority Seventy) Church News [Saturday, 12 April 2003].

"New Mission Presidents for 105 Missions," (new mission president Jeffrey P. Johnson, former mission president David B. Galbraith) Church News [Saturday, 8 March 2003].

"New Mission Presidents," (Jeffrey Pollard Johnson) Church News [Saturday, 15 February 2003].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (new mission president David Brian Galbraith, former mission president Gary Roy Stephens) Church News [Saturday, 11 March 2000].

"New Mission Presidents," (David Brian Galbraith) Church News [Saturday, 22 January 2000].

"New Mission Presidents," (Gary R. Stephens) Church News [Saturday, 29 March 1997].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents: 1997," (new mission president Gary R. Stephens, former mission president Edward M. Partridge) Church News [Saturday, 15 March 1997].

"New Regional Representatives," (Blair Shields Bennett) Church News [Saturday, 23 April 1994].

"New Mission Presidents," (Dale J. Warner) Church News [Saturday, 14 March 1992].

"New Leaders Assigned," (new mission president Dale James Warner, former mission president Kiril P. Kiriakov) Church News [Saturday, 7 March 1992].

"New Mission Presidents," (Kiril P. Kiriakov) Church News [Saturday, 18 May 1991].


"Bulgaria," LDS Newsroom

Bulgaria (Cumorah.Com)

LDS Church's Bulgaria Website

Marvin R. VanDamm, "Mormons Find a Home in Bulgaria," Meridian Magazine [Monday, 23 March 2009].

Elizabeth Miller, "LDS Church Denies Misdeed," Salt Lake Tribune [Tuesday, 10 June 2008].

Michael DeGroote, "Bulgarian Missionary Incident Called a Misunderstanding," Mormon Times [Tuesday, 10 June 2008].

Rositsa Krupeva, "Leaders Greet Mayor in Friendly Setting," (president Blair Bennett meets with mayor Penka Armenkova) Church News [Saturday, 11 August 2007].

"Religious affairs are discussed in Bulgaria," (President Blair Bennett of the Bulgaria Sofia Mission and his wife, Sister Mary Jane Bennett, met with Professor Ognyan Gerdjikov, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Human Rights and Religious Affairs) Church News [Saturday, 12 May 2007].

"New equipment to aid doctors, ease suffering," (President Blair Bennett of the Bulgaria Sofia Mission, presented officials of the Saint George University Hospital in Plovdiv, one of the largest in Bulgaria, with equipment to diagnose brain and cranial problems.) Church News [Saturday, 24 March 2007].

"Meet with Bulgarian leader," (President Blair S. Bennett of the Bulgaria Sofia Mission and his wife, Sister Mary Jane Bennett, met with Matei Iliev, Councilor of Religious Affairs to President Georgi Parvanov of the Republic of Bulgaria) Church News [Saturday, 10 February 2007].

Rositsa Krupeva, "Strengthening Families," Church News [Saturday, 30 December 2006].

"Missionaries celebrate season," (missionaries from the Bulgaria Sofia Mission performed an improvisational concert of Christmas music in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia) Church News [Saturday, 9 December 2006].

"LDS Bulgarians mark Joseph Smith's birth," (mentions Elder Mason McGinn) Church News [Saturday, 24 December 2005].

"Missionaries teach in town square," (gave away 300 Book of Mormon; mentions Elder David Jones) Church News [Saturday, 12 March 2005].

"Where They Served," (Slade Biegelow) Church News [Saturday, 21 February 2004].

“Church Leaders Share Goodwill with Various Nations,” (The First Presidency welcomed the ambassador of Bulgaria and her family during a February visit to Utah. Elena Borislavova Poptodorova was in Utah for a speaking engagement at Brigham Young University’s Kennedy Center for International Studies.) Ensign, June 2003, 77–78

"Facts and figures: Freiberg Germany Temple," Church News [Saturday, 14 September 2002].

"Missionaries return to Serbia," (Six missionaries from the Bulgaria Sofia Mission have been assigned to serve in the Republic of Serbia, ending a 32-month absence of proselytizing missionaries who were withdrawn in March 1999 because of conflict in the region.) Church News [Saturday, 26 January 2002].

"New Mission Presidents," (former missionary Alan W. Dudley called as president Russia Novosibirsk Mission) Church News [Saturday, 10 March 2001].

“Church European Areas Realigned,” (The Europe East Area no longer includes North Africa, the Middle East, and certain parts of central Europe. It now encompasses 13 missions and 25 districts in 18 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.) Liahona, Jan. 2001, 128

“LDS Scene--First Meetinghouse Dedicated in Bulgaria,” Ensign, Oct. 2000, 79

Scott Lloyd, "European continent realigned into three new areas," (The new Europe East Area, in addition to Russia, retains a number of former Soviet Bloc countries, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Bulgaria.) Church News [Saturday, 16 September 2000].

Esther McFarlane, "LDS Bulgarians come together for historic dedication: First meetinghouse comes a decade after mission opened," Church News [Saturday, 8 July 2000].

“LDS Scene,” (More than 100 Latter-day Saint youth in Bulgaria recently gathered for the nation’s first youth conference, a three-day event with the theme of “Choose the Right.” Under the direction of Bulgaria Sofia Mission president Gary Stephens and his wife, Annette Stephens) Ensign, Aug. 1999, 80

Shaun Stahle, "Four Generations of Bulgarian Family Now Members of the Church," (Kristeo and Stoyanka Penov) Church News [Saturday, 3 July 1999].

"At conference, Bulgarian youth realize many share their beliefs," (mentions Elder and Sister Don and Sara-Beth Matis) Church News [Saturday, 22 May 1999].

Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Reflections on Establishing the Gospel in Eastern Europe,” Liahona, Oct 1998, 38

“More Small Temples Announced,” ( The new small temple in Kiev will also serve an additional 10,000 members living in Bulgaria) Ensign, Oct. 1998, 74

"A temple in Ukraine," (The new temple in Ukraine will serve much of Eastern Europe. Missions to be included in the new temple district will be Bulgaria Sofia) Church News [Saturday, 8 August 1998].

Janet Peterson and Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Friend to Friend,” (In 1987 I was called as president of the Austria Vienna East Mission, which was created to work with the countries in Eastern Europe. The mission began with just a very few missionaries, and the number of baptisms was small. Now many missionaries are serving in countries like Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, and Greece, where people only a few years ago could not worship Heavenly Father as they wanted. Many people are listening to the missionaries and are accepting the gospel of Jesus Christ.) Tambuli, Sep 1994, 6

“Health Specialists Volunteer for Service in Bulgaria,” (Ike Ferguson) Ensign, Sept. 1993, 74

Janet Peterson and Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Friend to Friend,” Friend, Jul 1993, 6

"Volunteers bring hope to Bulgarian children," (mentions Ike Ferguson) Church News [Saturday, 5 June 1993].

Russell M. Nelson, “Drama on the European Stage,” Tambuli, May 1992, 8

Russell M. Nelson, “Drama on the European Stage,” Ensign, Dec 1991, 7

“Two New Areas Created, Presidencies Assigned,” (The realigned Europe Area now includes fifty-seven thousand members in twenty-two stakes and sixteen missions. With headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, the area includes Austria, Bulgaria) Ensign, Nov. 1991, 104–105

R. Scott Lloyd, "New Seventy Played Key Role in Thrilling Events of the Church," (Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander when president of Austria Vienna East had supervision of Bulgaria in 1990) Church News [Saturday, 18 May 1991].

"Mission to be created in Bulgaria," Church News [Saturday, 18 May 1991].

“Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander Of the Seventy,” Ensign, May 1991, 97

“Six Countries Dedicated, Recognition Granted in Another,” (Bulgaria dedicated on 13 February by Russell M. Nelson) Ensign, July 1990, 78–79

“New Mission in Bulgaria,” Ensign, Aug. 1991, 76

“FYI: For Your Information--The “Sounds of Friendship” Ring Out across Rumania, Bulgaria,” New Era, Jul 1980, 41–43

Kathleen Lubeck, “BYU Sounds at Home and Abroad,” New Era, Sep 1979, 10

Richard Jensen, “A New Home, A New Life,” (Mischa Markow) Ensign, Aug 1973, 56


Dear Elder--Pamela Meager Bazyk

Maria Kaneva, “Enduring to the Beginning,” NewEra, Oct 2007, 11–13

Maria Kaneva, “Enduring to the Beginning,” Liahona, Oct 2007, 29–31

Deborah Dushku Gardner, 'One Heart' Provides Fresh Produce to Orphans," Church News [Saturday, 9 August 2003].

Dallin H. Oaks, “Miracles,” Ensign, Jun 2001, 6

"Day of miracles has not ceased," (Dallin H. Oaks experience with gift of tongues in Bulgaria) Church News [Saturday, 13 May 2000].

Beth Dayley, “Joy to the World from Bulgaria,” Ensign, Dec 1997, 30

Beth Dayley, “‘Joy to the World’ from Bulgaria,” Liahona, Dec 1996, 26 

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