I will be assisting with aspects of the Slavic Baptist Institute by building relationships with the students and seeking to encourage them in their walk with the Lord. I look forward to helping at the church plant my coworkers started in Kiev. There, I look forward to helping with music, children, and young adults’ ministries. In addition, I will be teaching English as an outreach to the nearby university students and children or teens, as well as pursuing other outreaches that the Lord may open up to the community. I plan to help with medical clinics, summer camps, and mission trips that the team will be holding.
Ukraine, the largest completely European country, was formerly known as the breadbasket of the USSR due to its fertile lands and impressive agricultural output. Today, although Ukraine has digressed economically, its field of souls is white for the harvest. Opportunities abound for building relationships and sharing the Gospel, religious freedom is evident and the Ukrainian people are receptive, and this country is advantageously positioned to be a springboard for reaching out and sharing the Gospel in other countries.