Warm Ukrainian greetings from the small Mennonite town of Hillsboro, Kansas!
As we continue to serve the people of Eurasia, we also rejoice over the opportunity to make new partnerships and connections with friends in the US, get better acquainted with American culture, and participate in the global Christian community.
When our family moved to Hillsboro from Ukraine six months ago, the local people would often say, “This is a Ukrainian missionary family. They work in Eurasia.” Now we hear them say more often, “Your work is right here. We love to listen to your music and hear your stories. We need you. We are so glad that you are part of our community.” Many people are now interested in going on mission trips with us or supporting our ministry work on the ground in Eurasia. They feel a connection to us and our ministry.
These past months, I have been busy leading some seminars, as well as presenting the ministry of Mission Eurasia to local churches and mission boards in the US. Two weeks ago, I was invited to give a talk at Tabor College in which I shared about my family’s story of faith and persecution during the years of the Soviet regime, and how the fall of the Soviet Union resulted in a fruitful mission field in Ukraine and throughout Eurasia. It is this rich mission field where Mission Eurasia is strategically training and equipping the Next Generation of young believers to evangelize and transform their nations with the gospel message. A local journalist wrote about my presentation at Tabor College, which you can read here.