Be An Example

2015-10-13 Artur Kostia Igor

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. ~1 Timothy 4:12 (NLV)

A ServeNow team served in Western Ukraine this summer, where about 70 young adults and 15 team members attended English camp, worshiped together, and sought God’s direction for their lives in a country torn apart by an undeclared war.

Three young men need your prayers, and in this case have open access to the internet, so they have the opportunity to read your encouraging comments.

Artur, Kostia, and Igor grew up in an orphanage in Crimea. ServeNow staff members met them for the first time when they were about 12 years old, at a summer camp for orphans. Through the years, the boys have stayed in touch. Thankfully, they all finished high school and were making plans for their adult lives when the conflict started in their hometown of Kerch.

Burdened with the knowledge that they would soon be conscripted into the Russian army to fight against their countrymen, they young men courageously escaped to Kiev, Ukraine. Within weeks of their arrival, our financial partners made it possible for them to attend the English camp. While the English they learned will help them attain a better job, the discipleship they received and the friendships they formed at camp have encouraged them as they face their studies and a future in a new environment.

Please Pray:

  • For Artur, Igor, and Kostia to be encouraged by their faith in Christ as they face new challenges.
  • For the people of Ukraine, each of whom are impacted by the conflict on the eastern border of their country.
  • For God’s peace to settle over Ukraine, and for the government to make wise decisions as they navigate these difficult times.

Please leave your specific prayers for Artur, Igor and Kostia below.