Ukraine Mission

by David Fleming


July 12 – 26 2008

It is once again time for the Ukraine Mission. Those of you who have been to a foreign mission point know it is not always easy; it is definitely not a vacation. Airports, customs agents, ticket agents, baggage, foreign currency, and strange foods can be trying for some people. If you are not easily discouraged by small inconveniences such as these, you may want to consider planning a foreign mission trip for a future date. This year, our team will fly from Nashville to Detroit, from there to Amsterdam, then to Kiev, and then to our destination in Donetsk, Ukraine.

When we arrive we plan to spend the first day in Donetsk; then we will bus to Krasnoarmeysk, where we will work for the first week with the church there. At the end of that week we return to Donetsk and spend the balance of our time working with the churches at Proletarsky and Budyonofsky. During the morning hours we plan to have VBS and classes for ladies. Our evenings will be Bible classes for the congregations. We also hope to be able to visit members of the congregations, do Bible studies, and encourage the members in any way we can.

This may prove to be quite an undertaking. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Here are some things you can do:

(1.) Pray that we will be safe and be able to do a good work.

(2.) Get on the blog and send messages of encouragement to the team members.

(3.) Plan to give money, if you can, to support the team members, to help each of them offset the expense of the trip, and also, for use with the expenses we have in helping the churches and people of the Ukraine.

(4.) Pray again, pray continually, for our health, the ability and opportunity to share God’s Word, and our safe return to our families.

May God continue to bless you as you join us in this work. The team this year is to be led by Bob Schmitt; also going are, Buddy & Sissy Pickler, Doug Allen, Connie Scoggins, Susan McCulloch, Tansy Waldrop, Matthew Brown, David Fleming, & Tony & Pat Huddleston.

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye into all the world and make disciples of all the nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.