Ukraine has a population of 45.5 million people and is Europe's second largest country by land mass. It was once considered the “bread basket” of the Soviet Union. Since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine has struggled with economic problems and political corruption. On a spiritual level, more evangelical believers live in Ukraine than in any other European country – about 10 percent are evangelical Christians.
OM teams in Rivne, Vinnitsa, Kiev, Kaharlyk and Odessa are reaching out to the Ukrainian people and experiencing many joys since they began ministry in 1994.
Purpose: OM Ukraine exists to help the local Church reach the new generation, to plant and strengthen churches, and to identify, equip and send laborers to fulfill the Great Commission.
The Ukraine team has a desire to plant churches among the unreached people of Ukraine. They dream of developing self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating churches. Through these new churches, they hope to transform lives, families, neighborhoods, and communities and then train missionaries from these churches that will go to all parts of the world.
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For many, life transformation begins with stable employment. The Ukraine team seeks to change lives through equipping workers with Godly work ethics and team work skills.
Transforming lives and communities through Christian work ethics. B4T’s 4 “SEES”
OM Ukraine has team members involved in football, cricket, women's fitness, and adventure sports. They train coaches and lead Bible studies with children and youth.
Young people work in teams led by OM to host summer camps for village children. Throughout the school year, the group returns regularly to the village with Bible programmes and games. Local believers are identified and trained to lead Sunday school classes. The team also uses creative puppet ministry to reach village children and orphans with the joy and love of Jesus.
The orphanage ministry team is reaching out to many orphanages throughout Ukraine, distributing gifts to the children and doing children’s programmes. Many summer camps are held for orphans in Odessa and they are starting to see much fruit from this ministry. Not only are the children getting saved, but their teachers and directors also. God is good!
OM Ukraine offers possibilities for Ukrainians to take part in short-term outreaches within and outside of the country. They share our vision with the local churches and assist Ukrainians that want to get involved in missions around the world.
Throughout the year, there are many short-term outreach opportunities to join in the work that OM is doing in Ukraine.
Thank You, Father, for the country of Ukraine, with its rich Christian heritage and its strong, growing Evangelical church. We pray for social, political and economical problems to be challenged. Let Your hope grow in the hopeless, and let Your Spirit come with a wind of change, so old chains will be broken and new life will be found in You by the Ukrainians.
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