I am so excited to say, Katie Taylor Photography is now helping support Bulgarian orphans through photography! 10% of every product order will be donated to Smile Bulgaria so that more children will have a chance of receiving a loving family and successful future.
Meet the Stoimenov family
Christina met Spas while living as a missionary in Bulgaria and they were married just a few short years later! As a couple they serve as missionaries to Bulgaria with Global Outreach. Together they founded Smile Bulgaria, a foundation dedicated to helping children from institutional backgrounds integrate into society in healthy and meaningful ways while also providing alternatives to institutional care. Christina and Spas have now opened the very first family-based home for orphaned children in Bulgaria. How cool and exciting is that?!
Together, they have 3 main goals for their ministry.
To provide a safe, loving home for as many children as possible by providing all of the support, care, and opportunities possible.
To help members of the community, especially the local church, get involved in the lives of these children in meaningful ways.
To be instrumental in breaking down prejudice toward these children, and especially toward the Roma population throughout Bulgaria.
Christina and I met during my teenage years when I was living in Bulgaria with my family. She grew to be like a big sister to me and soon I began going with her weekly to help teach English at an after school program for orphan teens. Because of Christina, I can look back at my time in Bulgaria with a smile. If you feel led, please help Christina and her sweet family provide the same love to others that she showed to me.