SERVING IN : Thailand
MINISTRY FOCUS : Evangelism
David & Lainie believe the call “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 is not meant to be an option but a command! God has been working since the beginning of time for His single purpose to reach all the nations and bring them back to Himself gathering His lost sheep. He has called us to help Him gather His flock!
David & Lainie feel the call and passion for The Unreached People Groups of the world. They did not know the specific area where God was calling them and after 6 months of praying and confirmations after beginning candidate school, God placed the Isan people in Northeastern Thailand on their hearts. Of the over 3.2 billion unreached people, over 85% live in Asia which represents the largest majority of unreached people living in the world today and among the 18 million Isan people, it is reported that only .27% claim to be evangelical Christians.
They will be going as interns to work with Andre & Karen Provost who are veteran missionaries amongst the Isan people in Thailand. They will be involved with village church planting throughout the thousands of isolated villages scattered across the twenty provinces of Northeast Thailand. David & Lainie have been married since January 2021 and have one daughter, Selah, who was born in February of 2022. They are currently fundraising and increasing in knowledge as they prepare to move to Thailand in January 2023.
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!