Host Country: Bulgaria
The Corner ministry center is a storefront which is being used to expand Josh and Sarah Hawkins' presence in Sofia, Bulgaria. The space gives them a location to foster relationships in their community which will develop into friendships so they have the opportunity to share Christ and produce disciples which will lead to multiplication.
In the local culture it is very foreign to invite a friend into your house for a meal or even coffee. Generally, friends meet at a café or restaurant as a neutral location. Having a storefront allows Josh and Sarah a neutral space to build and nurture their current relationships and friendships and allow the development of new connections.
The Hawkins use the storefront to expand the ongoing reach of Mommy and Me, Story Time, and English Game Club in the community and to develop new outreaches to further increase their influence.