When are you moving?
We are planning to pack up our gang & move in May 2018.
How long are you staying?
We are committing to serve 2 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?
Our heartbeat has always been caring for the vulnerable & fatherless, & we know how important it is to do this through the local church. We are excited to explore opportunities to serve during our trip this September. We have friends serving in several local churches and ministries, and we hope step alongside them in the work they are already doing, as well as join a local church body ourselves!
How can we keep up with your journey?
How can we support you?
First of all, in prayer for clarity, opportunity & logistics. Second, partner with us financially. Shortly we will have a donation link through AIM Connects for all fundraising. If you would like to donate in the meantime, please contact us via email.