Ceitci Demirkova shares a first-hand account of what it’s like to live under a communist-controlled government. What it is like to live under a communist dictatorship and living in a world where bribery, corruption and the devaluing of human life is commonplace.
Ceitci Demirkova (SAYTsee deMEERkova) came to America from Bulgaria in 1994 with $100 and 100 words of English. She went to Bible College, started her own non-profit to help kids and orphans in her home country. Today her organization Changing a Generation has 18 locations in Bulgaria, with 7 more opening this fall, and she also works with orphaned children in Uganda and Ghana.. She’s an author of 6 books, speaks over 250 times a year, she has coached people and businesses as part of the Pacific Institute in Seattle, and this year celebrates her 25th anniversary for her non-profit.
Born and raised in Bulgaria, a former Communist country, Ceitci’s story is one of tragedy to triumph and poverty to riches. Arriving in the United States at age nineteen with $100 and 100 words of English, her ultimate passion and purpose was, and still is, to help people. Her personal stories of overcoming life’s challenges and not stopping in the face of betrayal, discouragement or sickness are intertwined with her messages of hope, truth, love and purpose.
After extensive studies in cross-cultural communications, public speaking, and business and leadership development, Ceitci has become recognized worldwide as a motivational speaker, preacher and teacher. Since 1995, when she founded her non-profit, Ceitci Demirkova Ministries, she has developed innovative training seminars on a wide-range of topics: non-profit/profit business growth, creative fundraising methods, personal health and nutrition education, and individual discovery and fulfillment of all the potential God gives each of us. Her heart’s desire is to see growth in the lives of people by teaching them to understand their value and discover their God-given skills and destiny.
In 2008, Ceitci incorporated into her ministry an additional charitable organization called Changing a Generation. By networking with pre-established foundations in various countries, her organization provides food, educational supplies, school tuition, and Christmas presents; and offers Biblically-based curriculum to children of all ages who live in impoverished environments. Currently the organization works on a weekly basis in four regions of Bulgaria (Sofia, Veliko Turnovo, Ruse and Burgas). Their secondary focus of outreach and educational development is in Uganda and Ghana.
Ceitci is certified with PeopleBest, Inc. as a Level 1 DNA Cultural Assessment Trainer. Since 2012 she has worked with individuals, church organizations, businesses and government groups by helping them to create sustainable results in their personal and professional lives. In April 2018, she founded the Invisible Mentors Academy offering online training courses and coaching.
Along with her many other endeavors, Ceitci has been featured as a guest on national and international radio and TV networks, such as Clear Channel, Daystar, TBN, CTN, etc. She has authored an autobiography If You Have God, a devotional series called A Cup of Inspiration, and her newest book Motivated by the Impossible: Recognizing Your Invisible Mentors, which received 3 book awards and became a #1 Hot New release on Amazon.
Ceitci Demirkova is the Founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Ceitci Demirkova Ministries DBA Changing a Generation, dedicated to the social empowerment and educational development of orphans and underprivileged children living in impoverished communities in Eastern Europe and Africa.
With over two decades of experience in the non-profit arena, cross-cultural communications and theological studies, Ceitci has become an internationally recognized speaker, leadership specialist and, philanthropist.
www.ceitci.org – overall information
www.changingageneration.net – specifically about the nonprofit
www.invisiblementors.com – specifically for Motivated by the Impossible book and online course called Invisible Mentors
Books written by Ceitci:
Motivated by the Impossible: Recognizing Your Invisible Mentors
If You Have God You Have Everything
A cup of Inspiration – Vol. 1,2,3
New Book Release: Coming out October 10, 2020 – Exposed to Hope: The Cry and Fortitude of Bulgarian Children Finding Hope in the Shadows of Brokenness and Fear (This is a compilation of true stories of Bulgarian children from the programs that Changing a Generation holds in Bulgaria)
Other Notables About Ceitci
NOTABLE QUOTABLES: Communism is the birthplace of jealousy, bribery, shame, fear and human degradation
Our family wanted to adopt a little boy from the orphanage; declined the adoption because the government told us we don’t have a lot of money; a month later the boy died at age 5 in the hospital from lack of physical touch and nutrition
My mother died because doctors left an instrument in her body after her liver cancer surgery.
Population Control – Cultural Pressure, Abortions
Communism Fell in 1989 – but socialism endured and former leaders still ran government. (How Communism and Socialism are different, or are they?)
NOTABLE QUOTABLES: Most Americans think Communism would never happen in the United States. “Communism is the goal of socialism.” – Vladimir Lenin
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people”. – Karl Marx
The courts have interpreted the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) to give the government far more “eminent domain” power than was originally intended, Under the rubric of “eminent domain” and various zoning regulations, land use regulations by the Bureau of Land Managementproperty taxes, and “environmental” excuses, private property rights have become very diluted and private property in landis, vehicles, and other forms are seized almost every day in this country under the “forfeiture” provisions of the RICO statutes and the so-called War on Drugs..
The 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913 (which some scholars maintain was never properly ratified), and various State income taxes, established this major Marxist coup in the United States many decades ago. These taxes continue to drain the lifeblood out of the American economy and greatly reduce the accumulation of desperately needed capital for future growth, business starts, job creation, and salary increases.
Another Marxian attack on private property rights is in the form of Federal & State estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their estates upon their death. Instead, government bureaucrats get their greedy hands involved .
We call it government seizures, tax liens, “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.
The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a “national bank” and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on legal counterfeiting in the United States. This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective. Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.
In the U.S., communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999 — not to mention various state bureaucracies and regulations. There is also the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises. Instead of free-market private enterprise in these important industries, these fields in America are semi-cartelized through the government’s regulatory-industrial complex.
While the U.S. does not have vast “collective farms” (which failed so miserably in the Soviet Union), we nevertheless do have a significant degree of government involvement in agriculture in the form of price support subsidies and acreage allotments and land-use controls. The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.
We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. And I almost forgot…The Equal Rights Amendment means that women should do all work that men do including the military and since passage it would make women subject to the draft.
We call it the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136.
People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education” .
As a young child, Dr. Williams watched his grandfather Cordie Lee Mays pass away on machines as he fed him his last meal. In fact, he watched three of his four grandparents lose their battles with cancer under the medical paradigm – and then almost losing his mother in 2011. This ignited a lifelong passion in him to help people holistically. The trials and tribulations of sickness and loss only strengthened Dr. William’s inner desire to help heal and educate society about the body’s innate and internal ability to heal itself
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – 12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]” – Matthew 21:12-13