Wednesday, April 5, 2006

GCM 2006 Summer Project (Kiev, Ukraine)

Overall Mission and Goals for the summer:
  • To share Christ with the young people who spend their summer days hanging out on the beach by the river in the growing Obolon region of Kiev.
  • To start relationships through sports, games, picnics, drama, and live music (if you have talents in these areas, we could use your help!)
  • To continue these relationships throughout the summer and invite people to church events and activities
  • To partner with Almaz Church leaders and members to multiply home groups in the Obolon region and to see a new congregation develop in this region.
  • To take part in the further development of Almaz teen ministry (LT and 2nd STM will be a part of camp)

Desired Participants:
  1. We are looking primarily for people ages 17-45 (exceptions will be strongly considered).
  2. Participants need to be comfortable in an outdoor setting as many hours will be spent along the river.
  3. Participants need to be comfortable passing out invitations and literature and initiating conversations with strangers. Willingness and desire is more important in this area than experience.
  4. Participants need to have a willingness to play volleyball (not required, but helpful) and other outdoor games.
  5. Camp participants will need to be willing to live in true camping conditions.

Project Summary:

Project Dates and Participants Cost Deadlines
LT 5 Week June 27th - August 2nd (Leave America on 26th)
LT Team. Students primarily from V-Tech, but open to others.
$2175 - $2475 Before February 20th: Send List of Likely Participants to Steve Nelson (
STM 1 June 30th - July 13th (Leave America on 29th)
1st Short Term Team. This team will do mostly friendship building/evangelism at Obolon and possibly other outdoor venues.
$1960 - $2260 Before March 3rd: Send non-refundable deposit of $100
STM 2 July 17th - July 30th (Leave America on 16th)
2nd Short Term Team. This team will do evangelism at Obolon and be a part of teenage camp.
$1909 - $2209 To be determined: Pay for plane tickets

Steve Nelson
Missions Pastor