This past May, Slavic Christian Ministries was honored to host twelve short-term missionaries from San Diego Christian College’s “VISION Music and Drama Team” in our city of Kharkov. There were ten college students and two additional team leaders (one of whom is on staff at SDCC). They were very active, gracious, and spread many seeds across our region. I am so thankful for this team because they produced so much joy for so many Ukrainians. And I believe that this team was encouraged during their visit too! Below is part of a letter/testimony from Larry Wilson, the team leader and associate professor from the college:
It was great to see so many different kinds of ministries going strong in northeast Ukraine. As you no doubt intended, we saw various types of churches, ranging from conservative to very contemporary, as well as a variety of approaches to ministry, such as Calvary Chapel’s bilingual approach and pantomime team…
My students and I will never forget the great feeling of sharing love with the orphans, both younger and older, the blessing of worshiping with the various congregations, especially where there were songs we could sing along with in English, and the privilege of sharing our songs and dramas, breaking through the language barrier with the message of the gospel. Above all, we are thrilled to know that, in addition to seeds planted and doors for ongoing ministry opened, the Lord allowed us to see a harvest of some twenty souls (seven in Kharkov), through the team’s ministry and the preaching of John Townsend. May God continue to bless you, your family, and the ministry of SCM.
– Larry Wilson, Associate Professor of Music, San Diego Christian College
As many of you know, we have a high regard for short-term missionaries because they add so much to our on-going ministry efforts. If you would like to join us for a future trip, please contact me. We would love to see you in Ukraine! Thank you again SDCC Vision Music and Drama Team!
As always, I want to thank you for your continued love, prayers, and sacrificial giving. Because of your help many people’s lives are being saved for our Lord Jesus! Please enjoy the remaining portion of your summer!
In Jesus’ Love,