“…we are taking an advantage of our President officially allowing evangelical churches to do different projects for the city as a part of the celebration of 500 years of reformation. Here is an excerpt from an article that explains it better: As Ukraine strives to build stronger ties with European nations in the West, another door has opened for the growth and unity of the evangelical church. This year marks 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, and Ukraine’s current president has signed an order that Ukraine should celebrate the anniversary on the highest possible level. Of course, this is largely a political move to associate more closely with Western Europe, where many countries have Protestant history.
Regardless of motives, this order has had a couple of positive effects. First, it has opened doors for sharing the gospel, especially in public schools and universities. Each institution is obligated to hold lectures on the Protestant Reformation, and many are open to having Protestant ministers or professors speak on these topics. Second, the order has further unified the evangelical church. Many anniversary-related projects are being planned by a wide variety of cooperating evangelical churches under the label R500.”
We had a mission trip to Ternopil with our youth helping a local church start the same ministry. It was fun and honor to be on this trip with about 30 teens. Half of them were not even saved and this trip was a great step toward God for them through the deep spiritual conversations with our church teens.
Bunch of photos and videos are here: https://goo.gl/photos/4orJcPHKbtmqyUF9A
One of the schools in Lviv contacted our youth team and asked to come and do a concert for them. Wow! It happened to us for the first time! We are usually the ones, who go to schools and ask if we can do a concert for them. And many of them say “NO” We also had a concert at one of the schools in Lviv!
Pics and videos are here: https://goo.gl/photos/jfVmzkw4cy1R9Zs49