Ukraine

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Ministry Description

Jorge and Laura Radziwiluk started Word of Life in the Ukraine 1992. In 1993, the ministry started growing through Bible Clubs and the camping program. Today, there is a staff of more than 30 nationals that are reaching thousands of young people every year. The burden of the missionary team has been to reach out to neighboring countries. An old communist camp near Kiev was purchased in 1999. It has been renovated and now hosts camps through out the year and a Bible Institute. Graduates from the Bible Institute now serve in over 10 neighboring countries of Ukraine. Over 1,400 young people attend camp each year. The ministry in Ukraine includes extensive Open Air Gospel outreaches through the year, Local Church Ministries, Conferences and Gospel Advancing seminars. Another great outreach is the musical drama, "Born Again to a Living Hope". Thousands have accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior through this ministry. In 2013, Jorge and Laura Radziwiluk passed on the ministry to a young and vibrant staff. The leadership was passed to the new director Matias Radziwiluk and associate director Serhii Korobkin.


Country Description

With 603,000 sq. km, Ukraine is the largest country entirely within Europe and one of the most fertile regions in the world. This country attracted much attention after the nuclear tragedy at the Chernobyl power plant in 1986. This disaster brought log-term consequences to the country with contamination of water, food and many serious health problems. Today Ukraine is an independent country with a distinct language and culture. It is known for outdoor museums where villages display their culture in crafts and living conditions of the past. Cultural heritage can also be seen in centuries-old cathedrals in nearly every Ukrainian city and town. Years of communism have influenced the minds of Ukrainians creating fear, deceit and untrust. The freedom from communism brought new life but also crime, drugs and related problems. While under communist control the church and religion were severely persecuted. Today the country of Ukraine enjoys such Religious Libery, that it is unparalleled to any European country. Ministry opportunities are vast and diverse. But in spite of that, a 2006 survey conducted by the Razumkov Centre for Economic and Political studies, found that: 62.5% of all respondents were not religious, not believers or not affiliated to any religious body. Religious apathy, specially among the youth is at a rise.


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Our Missionaries

Bogdan & Irina Babko

Tatyana Bezverhaya

Oleksandr & Ludmila Bulay

Jeka & Julia Kandaurov

Anastasiya Kiselevskaya

Katja Konak

Sergey & Olga Korobkin

Maryana Laskava

Dimitriy & Marina Lutsyuk

Marta Mogish

Kostya & Lena Palamarchuk

Pavel & Svetlana Patskan

Oleg Petrichenko

Juan Matias & Irina Radziwiluk

Karina Repnikova

Liza Serova

Nataliya Sorokina

Sergey & Inna Stepanenko

Vlad Tretyak

Vlad Tsiganenko

Tony & Albina Tyshchenko

Dima & Svetlana Uhanev

Dimitriy Vershigora

Iliy Vershigora

Short-Term Missions

Hannah Adams
Missions Reality

Andrea Aguilar
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Valeria Aguilar Ortega
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Cassandra Arnold
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Kerrie Barone
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Claire Clifford
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Charity Cody
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Justin Crow
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Christian Dill
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Brendan Doonan
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Alex Ford
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Chris Hale
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Robbie Hoskinson
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Daeun Lee
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In Hwan Lee
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Ashlyn Lough
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KZ O'Maille
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Raven Phantomhive
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Emma Porter
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Patrick Shores
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Meaghan Thompson
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Allyson Van Prooyen
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Rachel Watrous
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Faith Whitridge
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Matthew Winslow
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Marissa Yokota
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Eurasia Satellite Camp Project (05224C)
Ukraine BI Scholarship Project (05269C)
Ukraine Bible Clubs Project (05266C)
Ukraine Camp Scholarship Project (05258C)
Ukraine Contribution (05202C)
Ukraine Special Project (05203C)
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Stories

3 Girls Find a Living Hope!

A testimony from Olga a first year student at the Bible Institute:
I had an opportunity to speak to three girls after our “Born Again” drama. I found out what they thought of the drama and what touched each one of them the most. They were very open to talking and as a result, I shared with ... read more

Titus Finds Peace and Forgiveness

Titus heard the gospel through our “Born again” drama, which visited his school in his village. After that drama he started to come to church and to the youth meetings that our group from Word of Life hosted. One of the WOL missionaries talked with him every week, presenting the gospel and answering... read more

New Year's challenge

Testimony of a camper:
"I enjoyed this New Year's camp so much! The whole program, the games, the fellowship. I received so many challenges from the Bible studies! I don't know how I would have lived this year, but I know for sure that it will not be the same after coming to this camp! Thank ... read more

Former USSR governor hears the Gospel

During one of our street evangelism events, a Bible Institute student engaged in a conversation with an elderly man who was very open and willing to talk about God. Even though the man grew up as an atheist and had for most of his life rejected God, our student was able to talk about God and how He ... read more

Finding true Joy in life!

Testimony from camper...
"My name is David. I am from Kazakhstan. Last summer I accepted Christ as my Savior during the WOL summer camp. I was in search of happiness in life and thought that it was not possible to find true joy in life as a Christian. But during that week of camp, I saw the ... read more


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