Stats on this Trip
Location:Saltavka, Ukraine (A suburb of Kharkov, Ukraine)Maximum number of participants for this location:20Cost:$1,499Potential Trip Dates:10-12 day trips are available in June, July, and October 2015, and February 2016Work/service project Relational ministry Physical challenge
General Trip Info
You have two options for your initial deposit or toward the payment of your trip: You may make a payment by credit card using our Paypal account or by mailing a check into our ministry address.
Payment by Credit Card: You can make a payment any time by using your User ID and Password to sign into “Your Mission Center”, and going to the “Make a Payment” link on the page, which takes you to PayPal.
Payment by Check: You can mail your check to: Slavic Christian Ministries, 4218 SW 55th Cir., Ocala, FL 34474. Please include your Trip Date, ID number, and Outreach event on your check.
Payments Toward Your Trip
Slavic Christian Ministries will provide electronic payments notifying you of the amount due toward your trip. Payment is expected within 10 days of receiving your electronic invoice.
Non-refundable Deposit: Each individual is responsible for providing a $100 per person, non-refundable registration fee at the time that you send in your application to Slavic Christian Ministries. This amount applies to the total cost of your trip. If you choose to withdrawal from your trip for any reason, your deposit is forfeited.
Please review the important cancellation requirements for your trip, if you choose to cancel for whatever reason (see below).
If you have additional questions, please contact Slavic Christian Ministries at 719-271-7375.
Emergency response plan: Based on the severity of each emergency, Slavic Christian Ministries has a plan for each appropriate response.
- If a team member becomes seriously ill, they will be taken to a local doctor to receive appropriate medical attention and medications. If they are a minor, their Team Leader along with our staff will accompany them to the clinic. If needed, their parents will be contacted. Their recovery will be carefully monitored by our staff.
- If there is an accident that requires a doctor, but is not life threatening and does not have the potential to cause permanent damage, Slavic Christian Ministries staff will locate the Team Leader, contact parents or guardians (providing the injured is a minor) and provide safe but quick transportation to a local clinic.
- In the event that an accident occurs which is life threatening or has the potential for permanent damage, emergency medical care will be secured and arraignments will be made if necessary, to transport the injured person to the United States as quickly as possible providing they are serving in one of our International locations.
All medical care is the sole responsibility of the team member. Slavic Christian Ministries requires every team member to be covered by domestic medical insurance and recommends that team members traveling abroad carry additional international travel insurance to cover any medical needs their domestic medical insurance may not cover.
Ukraine has a population of about 44 million people. There are two million people who reside in the city of Kharkov (northeast Ukraine), which is the second largest city in Ukraine. Saltavka is a suburb of Kharkov.
Saltavka orphanage is one or the more open orphanages within the city. We have been working with this orphanage for many years. It is a government run, but other teams have been able to minister here in the past. This orphanage is where very needy kids come that were just pulled out of abusive homes or off the hard streets of Kharkov. These kids have a very great need for the love of Jesus and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Teams coming to this location will need to be more covert in their presentation of the gospel, but a huge opportunity for salvation. These kids will be very open to your investment in their lives.
The task of your team is to invest in these kids through a Vacation Bible School, play games, enjoy crafts, engage in sports activities, and just love on them. If you choose to join this team, we will help prepare you in advance for your VBS, and provide you with a one-day orientation and preparation day before beginning the ministry with the kids. There are a variety of orphan ages, ranging from toddlers to mature teenagers. There are approximately 60-80 children within this orphanage.
If you have interest and would like to discuss opportunities, details, and trip availability, please call us at 719-271-7375 or download and complete the online application and return to our ministry.