SERVING IN : Ukraine, Europe
MINISTRY FOCUS : Youth Outreach, Evangelism
One of the surest moments in Lauren’s life was her call to serve in Ukraine. While Ukraine was far from Lauren’s radar, God solidified her call, witnessing how Missionaries shared the Gospel through English ministry at a Christian camp. God led her to serve in Odesa where she directed an English Conversational club, led groups in women’s and youth ministry.
Vanya is a Ukrainian native, seminary student and musician who serves in the church as a youth and worship leader. He is passionate about teaching the Gospel, apologetics and sharing his faith in Jesus whenever he has the opportunity.
Vanya and Lauren met through mutual friends and served together in an apologetics camp for youth. Vanya and Lauren both have hearts to serve God and especially youth. They married in a time of war, and despite the challenges, God has blessed both to serve in the church together and to equip the next generation to grow in their love and understanding of Jesus and to be ambassadors for Christ, especially in the face of a raging war.