SERVING IN: United States, North America
MINISTRY FOCUS: Homeless Outreach, Disaster Relief, Restoration
Jon Klover was born and raised in Michigan. He moved to Pensacola, Florida in 2005 where God radically transformed his life. He has since spent a total of 10 years serving in youth and young adults’ ministry.
In 2012 Jon walked through a season of restoration in his own personal life. In that season he experienced what it feels like to be the prodigal son. Out of that God birthed Operation: Lost Sheep in 2017. Operation: Lost Sheep is a ministry focused on Matthew 18:12 where Jesus said “If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go look for the one that wandered off?”
In 2018 Jon & Hayley were married. The words from this passage have become their marching orders to go outside the walls of the church as a rescue mission to bring back those who have strayed away.
At the center of everything that they do is helping to restore people back to God the Father. They accomplish this in two different ways:
1. Going outside the walls of the church to reach the lost in various ways, such as homeless outreach, disaster relief, and walking individuals through one-on-one restoration
2. Partnering with local churches to help build a restoration plan. They usually come and do a short two part series. Part one consists of sharing the Biblical truth on God’s heart for the lost. Part two is a time where they EQUIP, TRAIN, and IGNITE by providing practical tools for the congregation to carry out into their own communities.
SERVING IN : Ukraine, Europe
MINISTRY FOCUS : Evangelism, Mercy Ministry
We are the Perekotiys, a Ukrainian and American family! We have been entrusted with four beautiful children: Chambers (2013), Lev (2015), Mila (2016), and Remington (2019). Our story began when we met in Ukraine in 2008. After living on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, we packed up our gang in 2018 and moved to Odesa, Ukraine, a beautiful, historic port city on the Black Sea. While visiting family in Alabama in 2022, the full-scale invasion broke out in Ukraine. We decided to remain in the US for the 2022-23 school year while supporting our partners in Ukraine through the War Relief Fund. In August 2023, we launched back overseas to share the Gospel among Ukrainians. We are based out of Bucharest, Romania, where we can serve refugees and be close to the Ukrainian border.
Through the War Relief Fund we have sent medical aid, vehicles, food, and education supplies to those in need. The needs of the vulnerable will only increase as this crisis continues, and we are committed to partnering with our friends and partners to meet those needs. We pray to use these resources to rebuild Ukraine when the war ends.
Our heartbeat has always been caring for the vulnerable and fatherless. Our vision is to see Christ proclaimed as we serve vulnerable children and families with national partners and churches. We also serve the unreached deaf community, and provide training and trauma resources for families and volunteers. Thank you for journeying with us!