When are you moving?
We are planning to pack up our gang & move in April 2018.
How long are you staying?
We are committing to serve 3 years in Ukraine, praying & seeking the Lord’s plans for any extension of that time or a move back to the U.S.
Are you moving back to Yura’s hometown of Luhansk?
Unfortunately because of the current war waging on in eastern Ukraine, it’s not possible for us to return to Luhansk. Yura’s parents & brother were displaced from Luhansk in 2015 & now live in Ternopyl (western Ukraine closer to Poland). His sister & her family live in Severodonetsk, a few hours northeast of Luhansk in Ukrainian territory.
So where will you live?
We are excited to be moving to Odessa, a beautiful, historic port city on the Black Sea! (Trading one beach town for another – ironic? 😉 I love God’s sense of humor.)
What will you be doing?
Ultimately our hope is to be sharing the name of Christ with the nations that all may worship Him. Specifically, our heartbeat has always been caring for the vulnerable & fatherless in a way that shares God’s Gospel with them.
We were able to explore opportunities to serve during our trip in October 2017. We have friends serving in several local churches & ministries, one of which is Camp LELA. We will join them at Camp from June to August 2018, working with orphans, children with disabilities, foster & adoptive families!
How can we support you?
We are growing a team of partners to invest in God’s ministry in Odessa! We would be honored to have you on our team. Click here to read more about our sending organization AIM & support our family at AIM’s Europe page!
You can also check out the Partner With Us page to see specific prayer requests & detailed needs.
How can we keep up with your journey?