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Ukraine Trip Report 2018

Ukraine Camp

First Evan’s Ukraine Team (Carly Cosmini, Robert Goff, Bernie Housholder, Sara Millard, and Shea Ward) traveled to Cherkasy in June to partner with the Butes and Sanborns. The team collaborated with local affiliates of the Kreativity ministry to host an English camp for local kids. We participated in an array of activities including sports, games, team building activities, crafts, English lessons, and helping kids read. We also fostered relationships with local adults who volunteered to help lead the camp. Our goal was to begin relationships with the adults that would continue after we left, with the hope that they could become involved with Kreativity’s projects and events. There was much to learn from the culture and the people of Cherkasy, and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve their community. Thank you for your support and prayers! Please continue to pray for the relationships that were built over the course of the week, and for the Butes and Sanborns as they continue to share the gospel and their lives with the people in Cherkasy.

Czech Republic English Camp 2018

Czech English Camp 2018

Ten First Evan members traveled to Czech Republic on July 4th to participate IntegrityLife’s annual evangelistic English camp, where we taught conversational English to Czech university students. Czech students want to improve their English, so these camps are a great tool for Christian students to invite non-Christian friends. The gospel is shared with non-Christians in an environment of friendship between the Czechs and Americans. Our team served as a tool in the IntegrityLife tool box.

We taught conversational English, lead discussion groups, and built relationships with the Czech students and leaders. There was even a seminar on “Southern Hospitality” which was very well received. We had numerous conversations about spiritual things, and many opportunities to share our testimonies.

At least 25% of the 43 students who attended were non-Christian. One student received Christ as a result of the camp, and several expressed a desire to meet with Christians to study the Bible. For many unbelievers it was the first time they had been around Christians and saw Christianity lived out.

The Czech Republic is listed as the third-most atheistic country in the world. We spoke to more than one Christian student or leader who had experienced rejection by their family as a result of coming to Christ. The Czech Republic is a dark place spiritually, but the light of Jesus Christ is shining through the ministry of IntegrityLife. Many thanks to First Evan for your partnership with IntegrityLife and for providing our team the opportunity to serve with them.

Inside Lesbos' Moria camp, home to thousands of trapped refugees and migrants

By LENA MASRI, LESBOS, GREECE — Feb 19, 2018, 4:57 AM ET

Click on the photo to see a recent ABC News story and video Refugee Camp on Lesbos. FEC missionary, Bob Till, is working with GEM co-workers there.

Refugee Camp