Lydia Goeglein


Growing up in a missionary family, Lydia was pretty sure that she wanted to be a missionary and serve overseas. She completed a teaching degree at Belhaven College, and began to teach English at Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Though the public school was her “mission field” for a time, she came to see God’s calling to serve Him in overseas ministry in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Lydia serves with the MTW church-planting team and the UECCB (Bulgarian Evangelical Union of Churches) in Sofia, Bulgaria. She coordinates the team’s English language ministries to share the love of Jesus. Through clubs, camps, and Bible studies, the English ministry team seeks to form lasting Christ-centered relationships with the hope of inviting friends to the new church plant. Over time, Lydia’s calling has expanded into other spheres of ministry as well. She is on the new church plant planning team, mentors American and Bulgarian female interns, and tutors women rescued from trafficking and prostitution who are in a restoration program.

Please pray that Christ would prepare the hearts and minds of the Bulgarians who will hear the gospel, and that He would have His way in everything in Lydia’s life.

McAlpin Family




Prayer Requests 

Sundays – Please pray for New Life Church. We had our first membership class, we’re online for 10 days due to a new lockdown, and we love meeting in person.
Mondays – Please continue to pray for our team. Please pray for wisdom and creativity as we minister during Covid-19. Please also pray for the Webbs, a family who, Lord willing, will be joining us in the fall after they finish support raising.
Tuesdays – Please pray for V, a new friend I met through English club. She is interested in spiritual things, but isn’t a believer. She came to our membership class, and when asked why she wants to join the church, she said that she thinks that only God can change the world.
Wednesdays – Please pray for English Clubs and especially Second Wednesdays that God would bring people to English club online and that they would be curious to know more. Please pray for our next Second Wednesday where we are going to have an open forum on Biblical justice.
Thursdays – Please pray for our next Bible study course starting in April. Please pray that people would be interested and also keep coming once they begin. This one will be in Bulgarian.
Fridays – Please pray for SCA. Lydia Hanson, our amazing student teacher is leaving next week, and we will miss her so much. Pray for the new volunteer who will be helping and the families who will be stepping in.
Saturdays – Please pray for me that I would wake up each morning reaching for God when life is full of distractions.