Each of these Youtube videos will give you an insight into some of the summer camp activities:
The First Session
Fun and Games
Excerpt from an English Lesson
Organising into Groups
There’s an old joke which goes something like this: What’s the difference between the English and the Ukrainians? The answer: “English people leave without saying goodbye, whereas Ukrainians say goodbye without leaving!”
This week at the camp we were all Ukrainians. We knew we had to say goodbye, but the
At the summer camp we had the privilege of playing out key scenes from the Bible in fun and creative reenactments. As well as playing games and learning new skills, the children were also told about God’s love for them. We were blessed to have such a talented and creative
Consultation between the UK and Ukraine Leaders of the Camp
We arrived into Dnipro on the overnight train from Kyiv and after a quick breakfast in the waiting lounge at Dnipro Central Station, we boarded the eastbound train to Vasylkivka, the venue of the summer camp.
Arriving in the town
I couldn’t believe it. In Ukraine in July the only weather-related concern that I had was that we’d have to endure several days of the usual scorching heat under the blazing sun. Instead, on this first morning of the camp, it started to pour with rain!
Not put off by
We’ve just arrived back from an exhilarating week at the Dnipro Hope Mission children’s summer camp in Ukraine. It’s been quite a remarkable week and we are returning from Ukraine with so many memories.
After flying from Heathrow to Kyiv on 11 July, we spent the
I’m returning from this mission trip to Ukraine with an overwhelming number of impressions. I have gained a new appreciation for Eastern Ukraine as a land of heroes of the faith. There are heroic people doing essential gospel work in Ukraine. I was so impressed by the quiet and unassuming
‘I just want to return home when the war is over’ – Donetsk
Another moving experience was our visit to a group of refugees living in a run down ex-children’s camp from the war-torn Donetsk Region of Eastern Ukraine. One of the refugees, Natalya, told us that she and her
There were so many moving experiences and profound impressions that it is difficult to select which ones to mention in this brief report. Let me recount a couple of stories of those we were able to serve during our trip.
On our first day in Eastern Ukraine we met two
Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine has been the major hub of evangelistic and humanitarian activity throughout Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Ukraine is often referred to as the ‘Bible Belt’ of the Former Soviet Union. Despite strong resistance from entrenched Soviet mentalities and unfavourable legislation, Ukrainian Christians succeeded